The Bank also launched a report titled, ‘Shared and Public Toilets: Championing Delivery Models that Work.’ The report highlights that many people who have individual household toilets may nevertheless suffer from a lack of toilet facilities as they spend many hours away from home. Furthermore, residents of urban slums and low-income areas may prefer to have shared toilets for reasons to do with costs and available space.
The report provides tools for situation assessment, and discusses examples from around the world where consultation and management arrangements have achieved viable and hygienic toilet facilities.
The report is published by the World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice, which was launched in 2014. The Water Global Practice has developed an approach to urban sanitation called the Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) initiative. CWIS promotes technical solutions to promote safely managed sanitation services in cities.