Policy makers need to refocus sanitation priorities
Updated - Wednesday 24 October 2012
There is a strong case for policy makers to refocus sanitation priorities. Planning for demand creation and latrine construction is important. It is also critical to plan for higher expenditure on support and measures to promote latrine use and environmental protection, including systems for pit emptying and the safe disposal of faecal sludge.
Public expenditure on sector sanitation policy, planning, monitoring and staffing (indirect support) is not prioritised in the countries where WASHCost research was carried out.