This book is aimed at those engaged in the provision of sanitation services to and with urban poor communities, and those with a wider policy interest in this sector. It is aimed largely at the staff of local authorities and of those organisations that work with them in order to provide sanitation services. It is also relevant to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and to community-based organisations working in informal urban settlements. The book offers information on the current sanitation situation in urban poor communities of Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. It identiﬁes many key issues that need to be addressed in order to bring about more effective and sustainable sanitation for poor people living in urban informal settlements. These recommendations should not be treated as standards, but should help in the process of reﬂection, and in the development of better policies and programmes, based on partnership between agencies involved in sanitation and the communities, families and individuals whom they strive to serve. They should be applied with due regard to the prevailing local conditions.
Institute of Irrigation and Development Studies, Southamptom, UK, 84 pp., ISBN 85432-811-4