Blogs on sanitation
Published on Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Both countries are good examples of how investing in water and sanitation spurs economic development.
Published on Thursday, 17 November 2016
Ahead of World Toilet Day, the facts and figures of toilets (or improved sanitation) speak for themselves.
Published on Thursday, 01 September 2016
Yasmin Siddiqi, Principal Water Resources Specialist with ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, shares updates from World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.
Published on Tuesday, 30 August 2016
While only 19% of urban dwellers lack access to adequate toilets, a daunting 50% face the same problem in rural areas.
Published on Wednesday, 27 July 2016
While big infrastructure works for developed countries, countries in developing Asia would benefit from complementary small-scale sanitation solutions that help more people.
Published on Monday, 11 July 2016
ADB, Australia and the US are working together to increase access to safe water and improve sanitation in the second largest city in the Marshall Islands.
Published on Friday, 16 October 2015
Women’s participation in an ADB urban development project in India transformed their role, increased understanding of gender issues in water and sanitation, and strengthened institutional capacity in ensuring that men and women could benefit equally from water and sanitation investments.
Published on Friday, 31 July 2015
We helped women in Nepal stop being seen as mere water fetchers, and empowered them to become true leaders within their communities.
Published on Monday, 20 October 2014
The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are expected to bring a stronger focus on longer-term durability of development gains as opposed to the current approach which sees decision-making targeted at the shorter term. At present, businesses main focus is annual balance sheets; for development organizations it is annual results reporting; and for democracies there's cyclical elections.
Published on Monday, 14 July 2014
Access to household toilets is often seen as just a water and sanitation issue or a public health concern. But the recent murders of two young Indian girls have highlighted another aspect – women’s safety and security.