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Title: Improving on-plot sanitation management in low-income settlements of cities of developing countries: case study from Maputo, Mozambique
Authors: Kayaga, Sam
Godfrey, Amaka O.
Cotton, Andrew P.
Costa, Carla
Keywords: Faecal sludge management
Institutions
Low-income settlements
Mozambique
Non-state providers
Public-private partnerships
Urban
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Inderscience
Citation: KAYAGA, S. ... et al, 2015. Improving on-plot sanitation management in low-income settlements of cities of developing countries: case study from Maputo, Mozambique. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 16(2), pp.112-136.
Abstract: Whereas water service coverage in urban areas of developing countries was estimated at 94% of the urban population in 2011, coverage for sanitation services was much lower, estimated at 74%. This paper reports on the sanitation situation in Maputo’s low-income settlements, and highlights the important role played by non-state actors in providing solid waste management (SWM) and faecal sludge management (FSM) services to most residents of Maputo’s low-income settlements. Data were collected in 2011, through analysis of policy/project documents, semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders, and observations in three neighbourhoods. While SWM services in Maputo have tremendously improved, there are huge service gaps in emptying, transporting and disposing of faecal sludge from pit-latrines, the most dominant sanitation facility in Maputo. There is need to create a conducive environment for more effective engagement with non-state actors so as to scale up delivery of FSM services. Lessons from SWM can be adapted for FSM in Maputo and cities of other developing countries.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of Environment and Waste Management [© Inderscience] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEWM.2015.071287
Sponsor: The funding for this study was provided by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the research consortium was managed by Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA).
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2015.071287
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17757
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEWM.2015.071287
ISSN: 1478-9876
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