Finance, water, and sanitation ministers, representatives of leading sanitation and water agencies, among others, outlined future commitments to sanitation.

Press Release: World Bank Group President Flags Sanitation as Key Priority for Ending Poverty

Blog: Why should Governments Spend on Sanitation?

Related: WASH POST-2015

Lessons from a recent case study on informal settlements in Kampala, Uganda, where water services were expanded to reach the poor in less than a decade, indicate that pro-poor policies are critical to increasing water coverage for poor people.

Publication: An analysis of service delivery in Kamapala's informal settlements (PDF)

Through a WSP-supported sanitation marketing program in Bangladesh, entrepreneurs learn the importance and construction of hygienic latrines, as well as how to combine marketing approaches to stimulate supply and demand for sanitation facilities that benefit the poor.  The program is helping create a new breed of entrepreneurs skilled at providing much-needed products and services for poor consumers.

Photos: Sanitation Marketing in Bangladesh
Download: Making Sanitation Marketing Work: The Bangladesh Story (PDF)

Analysis by the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB) identified the gap between satisfaction and revenue generation, allowing for better cost recovery, citizen engagement, and better services for the poorest citizens.

Community-based program in Gunung Sari Village,  West Java provides support for communities in the form of training and facilities to help them establish clean water services that they manage themselves, at a lower cost.  Better access to clean water has helped the village improve sanitation conditions.

Slideshow: Indonesia: Communities set example for universal access to clean water

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Scaling Up Rural Sanitation
Supporting governments and private sector to implement sanitation programs at scale.
Economics of Sanitation (ESI)
Study estimates billions of dollars in losses from poor sanitation.
Domestic Private Sector Participation
Assisting domestic private sector participants to help increase access to water and sanitation services, especially for the poor.