A Handbook on WASH for Impact Investors - Part I

Part I of the Handbook aims to improve awareness about the sector and its linkage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by presenting the main concepts in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), outlining the value chains of safe drinking water and sanitation, and showcasing SMEs working in WASH and their business models. It contains valuable information not only for impact investors but for all financial inclusion stakeholders looking to improve their knowledge about the sector.

The chapters in the publication:

  1. Introduce the WASH sector on a broad level, explain WASH as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and make a connection between WASH and other SDGs.
  2. Aim to explain the skeletal structure of the WASH ecosystem through depicting separate value chains for safe drinking water and sanitation, also touching upon the external drivers that are responsible for propelling the WASH ecosystem onwards.
  3. Shed light on private enterprises currently operating in WASH value chains, the business models that are prominent in the sector and what potential investee companies look like.

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By Sachin Kumar