May 2010: Sanitation Market Assessment Awarded to Cowater by IFC

Cowater, in association with a local partner, has been selected by the International Finance Corporation to undertake an assignment focused on developing innovative financial instruments to scale-up the commercial finance market in the sanitation sector of East Java, Indonesia. Through the Community-Led Total Sanitation approach, East Java has seen some significant success in creating demand for unsubsidized household sanitation options.  To ensure the supply side of the market keeps pace with the demand, this project will undertake an assessment of the sanitation market and develop a toolkit of market interventions, including financial services and instruments, to overcome barriers to scale-up and promote private sector involvement in the delivery of sanitation products and services, focusing on the bottom-of-the-pyramid consumers.