Ecotact: Affordable sanitation services in pleasant surroundings

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Publication Date: 
01 January 2011
Winifred N.Karugu
UN Millennium Development Goal: 
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Reduce child mortality
Ensure environmental sustainability

Under the Ikotoilet project, Ecotact builds and operates high-quality, public, pay-per-use toilet and shower facilities on public land in urban centers with particular emphasis in the most disadvantaged areas such as urban slums. Ecotact uses a Build-Operate-Transfer model of public-private partnership, entering into long-term contracts with municipalities to secure use of public lands.

Citation: Karugu, Winifred. "Ecotact: Affordable Sanitation Services in Pleasant Surroundings." GIM Case Study No. B060. New York: United Nations Development Programme, 2011