Sanitation: global financing facility seeking partners
Updated - Friday 17 December 2010
With the launch of its web site and social media channels, the World Sanitation Financing Facility (WSSF) hopes to attract more technical and financial consortium partners. Formally established in 2009, the WSSF seeks to “increase people’s access to sanitation through collaboration and market-based financing solutions”. The WSFF stresses that it is a facility, not a fund.
The WSSF aims to begin its core work in 2011 by carrying out four country case studies that will form the basis for a “modular framework  for enabling, financing, executing, and scaling sanitation solutions”. 
The idea for the WSFF was born in 2007 as an initiative of Ashoka Social Financial Services and the World Toilet Organisation (WTO). A Steering Group was formed in November 2009. Besides Ashoka and the WTO, current partners include the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), UNICEF, the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), Keystone, Total Impact Advisers and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The WSSF team consists of Arthur Wood (Convener and Chairman), Dr. Guy Hutton (Lead Economist) and Jesse Anton (Communications Lead).
 WSSF - Market Framework
 WSSF 2011 work plan: “Enabling and Scaling Market-Based Solutions to Sanitation” (Sept 2010, executive summary only, full copy on request).
Contact: World Sanitation Financing Facility, Offices of the WSSCC, Switzerland, contact page
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