Participation in Sanitation Planning in Burkina Faso: Theory and Practice
Paper in proceedings, 2012

Stakeholder participation is commonly promoted as a means to boost outcomes of sanitation improvement projects, in particular in developing countries. However, there is little research on when or how this participation should occur during the process of planning and implementing a sanitation system in order to maximize the effect. This study develops a framework for analysing participation levels of different stakeholders throughout a planning process and applies it to sanitation planning guidelines and case studies from Burkina Faso. This analysis highlights that, particularly during designing of system options and selecting among these options, there exist potential weaknesses regarding who participates and how that participation may influence what type of sanitation is implemented.


Jennifer R Mc Conville

Chalmers, Architecture

Jaan-Henrik Kain

Chalmers, Architecture

Elisabeth Kvarnström

Lukas Ulrich

IWA Young Water Professionals Conference, 10-13 July 2012 Budapest, Hungary

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

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