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Title: The latrine ownership ladder: A conceptual framework for enhancing sanitation uptake in low-income peri-urban settings
Authors: Obeng, Peter Appiah
Keraita, Bernard
Oduro-Kwarteng, Sampson
Bregnhøj, Henrik
Abaidoo, Robert Clement
Konradsen, Flemming
Keywords: Sanitation policy
Peri-urban settings
Low-income countries
Latrine ownership ladder
Improved latrines
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal
Citation: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, (2015) Vol. 26 Iss: 5, pp.752 - 763
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present the latrine ownership ladder as a conceptual policy framework to enhance sanitation uptake in low-income peri-urban areas. The paper draws from literature and a case study in a Ghanaian peri-urban community to highlight the challenges that undermine sanitation uptake in low-income peri-urban areas and the prospects of various levels of facility sharing as conceived in the latrine ownership ladder approach. The authors argue that the infrastructural and other socio-economic challenges of low-income peri-urban areas prevent some households from acquiring their own latrines. For such households, a more responsive approach to latrine promotion and prevention of open defecation would be the recognition of shared ownership regimes such as co-tenant shared, neighbourhood shared and community shared, in addition to the promotion of household latrines. The paper identifies provision of special concessions for peri-urban areas in policy formulation, education and technical support to households, regulation and enforcement of sanitation by-laws among complimentary policy interventions to make the latrine ownership ladder approach more effective.
Description: This Article was published by Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, (2015) Vol. 26 Iss: 5, pp.752 - 763
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9591
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