Improving sanitation in informal settlements of East African cities: hybrid of market and state-led approaches

Aime Tsinda, Pamela Abbott, Jonathon Chenoweth, Steve Pedley, Maurice Kwizera

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This paper analyzes how sanitation can be improved in the informal settlements of East African cities through a hybrid model. Qualitative research was carried out in eight settlements in three cities. Findings show that all cities apply a hybrid model (with some variation) when providing improved sanitation to their residents. Sanitation services were available in all cities, but there was no evidence of the state actively organizing a functioning sanitation market in Kampala or Kisumu. This implies that a hybrid model with a strong and committed developmental state is the right choice in the context of the informal settlements of East African cities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-244
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
Volume34
Issue number2
Early online date11 Apr 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018

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Improving sanitation in informal settlements of East African cities : hybrid of market and state-led approaches. / Tsinda, Aime ; Abbott, Pamela; Chenoweth, Jonathon; Pedley, Steve; Kwizera, Maurice.

In: International Journal of Water Resources Development , Vol. 34, No. 2, 02.2018, p. 229-244.

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