47. Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) Promotion Initiative – Various Documents on Results from Research Grant

This library entry contains background documents and results for a grant which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The purpose of this project is to develop an easy-to-understand advocacy and decision-support tool which has the potential to shift the focus of attention, money and activities towards better fecal sludge management, thereby improving the situation of all urban poor residents. The Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) is developing and promoting standardized tools for excreta flow analysis to inform urban sanitation programming. These tools build on the service delivery assessment and faecal waste flow diagrams (or SFDs) developed by the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) – The World Bank. SFD is a visualization tool that summarizes complex information into an easy-to-understand diagram, as it simply shows how excreta is or is not contained along the sanitation value chain. The diagrams are backed by a service delivery context description and information on data sources in the city concerned. The SFD Promotion Initiative consists of six partner institutions and its main objective is the development and rollout of SFDs. The approach is currently being tested in 50 cities worldwide and the results will be disseminated via the SFD web portal hosted by the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) platform (www.sfd.susana.org). (Link)


Panesar, A.; Hawkins, P.; Mgeta, S.; Schoebitz, L.; Blackett, I.; Evans, B.; Smith, M.; Rohilla, S. K.; Rodrigues, M. C. C.; Furlong, C.; Luthra, B.; Peal, A.; Scott, R.; Strande, L.; Varma, R. S. 2015. Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) Promotion Initiative – Various Documents on Results from Research Grant. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ ). Various pages.

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