This proposal notes a lack of access to water and sanitation, lack of empowerment, insufficient and inefficient allocation of funds, and insufficient scalability of current solutions as major challenges. The team recommends increasing access by creating a water bonds market, building existing resource capacity by changing incentives and establishing financial and organizing tools for better oversight and ownership.
Water and Sanitation: Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid
Challenges: Extension of water grid, Improper Sanitation, Scalability, Reinvestment of Funds, Existing Solutions, General Access, Social, Cultural, and Political, Community Involvement, Empowerment, and Buy-In, General Financial Risks, Access, Water Quality, Limited Financing Options and/or Access to Funds
Solutions: Partnership Building, Water and Sanitization Bonds, Community Level Solution, Micro-Finance Institutions and Loans, Economic and Commercial, Business-Led, Public-Private Partnership (Multiple Stakeholders), Financial, Social