Socio-economic dynamics in slums and implications for sanitation sustainability in Kisumu, Kenya

This study examines the relationship between socioeconomic dynamics and sanitation provision and management

Abstract

Lack of sanitation facilities is a major challenge in slum areas, and this has implications on the health and well-being of residents. Sanitation in slums is complex due to slum living conditions, and a detailed understanding of dynamics in slums and how they impact sanitation is required.

This study sought to understand the relationship between socioeconomic dynamics, and sanitation provision and management in the slums of Kisumu, Kenya. The results indicate a mix of social, cultural, economic, tenancy, and relationship dynamics, all of which influence sanitation provision and management. The article calls for collaboration among various stakeholders and the use of local knowledge dissemination approaches.

Citation

Simiyu, S. Socio-economic dynamics in slums and implications for sanitation sustainability in Kisumu, Kenya. Development in Practice (2015) 25 (7) 986-996. [DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2015.1073223]

Socio-economic dynamics in slums and implications for sanitation sustainability in Kisumu, Kenya

Published 1 January 2015