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Published on 12/05/2017

Publication of the proceedings of ContrEauverses “Sanitation in cities in developing countries: a business like any other?”

Development professionals in the water and sanitation sector, assembled under the auspices of the Agence française de développement (AFD) and GRET during the 2014 ContrEauverses days, focused on the “market approach” to sanitation in developing cities. This approach renews strategies and methods of intervention in order to sustainably respond to the health issue of reducing diseases related to lack of sanitation.

Published in GRET’s most recent edition of Débats & Controverses, the presentations, debates and discussions between participants reveal mixed results. Although local market initiatives propose initial technical and economic elements to respond to the issues of sanitation in cities in developing countries, public service requirements necessitate redeployment of public action, which is inseparable from better inclusion of local solidarity dynamics in urban governance methods.

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