SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Policy and institutional review on Solid waste management in urban settings of Bangladesh

The study’s prime objective is to assess national and urban-level policies, institutional arrangements, and capacities for solid waste management (SWM) in Bangladesh. It identifies key challenges in the SWM system and provides recommendations for improvement through policy reforms and capacity-building. The methodology involves a multi-stage process, starting with an in-depth literature review of current SWM legal documents in Bangladesh.

Publisher(s): ITN-BUET, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation


Animation on Faecal Sludge Management

Can you imagine toilets without proper sewer systems? Yuck!
Well in urban areas, you’ll find them everywhere! In fact, Toilets are either connected to a storm drain, a collection pit or in better cases – a septic tank.
So what happens when the collection systems fill up? They overflow into drains…..and with pits, most of the cases involve manual scavenging.

Publisher(s): SNV Netherlands Development Organisation


Where does the poop go?

Do you actually know what happens with your poop? We asked people in the streets if they knew; watch to find out their answers!

Publisher(s): SNV Netherlands Development Organisation


মানব বর্জ্য অপসারণকারীদের জন্য পেশাগত স্বাস্থ্য ও নিরাপত্তা বিষয়ক প্রশিক্ষণ মডিউল (Training module on occupational health and safety for pit emptiers)

This manual was developed in accordance to the action plan and guideline developed by SNV Netherlands Development Organization for pit emptiers in Khulna City Corporation, Jhenaidah and Kushtia Paurashava. The objective of this training is to train pit emptiers so that they can improve their occupational health and safety, work environment during collection and transportation of faecal sludge in personal and community level.

Publisher(s): SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Scheduled emptying services as an entry point for change

There are several possible entry points for improving urban sanitation in a given city. Whichever entry point is chosen, it should take account of both the short-term needs and priorities and of the broader citywide urban sanitation system. Once momentum is triggered, programme prioritisation and planning should be revisited. Scheduled emptying is a particularly valuable starting point as it engages a broad group of stakeholders, can be applied at various scales (pilot to citywide) and builds skills across diverse aspects of urban sanitation: governance, regulation, finance, behaviour change, private sector engagement and treatment.

Publisher(s): SNV Netherlands Development Organisation