Making cities in developing countries cleaner, healthier, fairer places for people to live and work
Cities that work for all
The population of urban slums and settlements continues to grow, with the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable often overlooked.
Lives are at risk from a lack of clean water services and inadequate and unsafe sewage and refuse management.
We’re working with communities, municipalities and utility companies to deliver sustainable sanitation, water and waste management services.
Together we’re improving hygiene practices and protecting the health, safety and dignity of poorly paid waste workers.
We challenge the idea that poor people should have to live in squalor. We’ve pioneered solutions that can help change cities for good.
Discover the urgent need to treat increasing volumes of faecal sludge and septage in the rapidly expanding towns and cities of the global south. All concepts are made accessible, with straightforward guidance on the options for faecal sludge treatment.
This policy brief has been produced based on a study titled ‘Waste and Sanitation Workers’ Working Condition, Occupational Health and Safety, Wages, Livelihood and Exclusion’, under the ‘Dignifying Lives: Inclusive approach for socioeconomic empowerment of informal waste and sanitation workers’ project, funded by the European Union.