Access of urban poor to NGO/CBO-supplied sanitation and solid waste services in Uganda: The role of social proximity

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Inadequate urban sanitation and solid waste management in Uganda has prompted policy reforms in the two sectors. As part of this reform, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) have increasingly become involved in improving the sanitation and solid waste situation in poor urban informal settlements. This paper investigates whether social proximity influence access of the urban poor to sanitation and solid waste services provided by NGOs and CBOs. Using a sample of 337 households from 12 poor informal settlements in Kampala, social proximity in addition to other conventional factors proved relevant in explaining access of the poor to NGO and CBO solid waste and sanitation services
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-591
JournalHabitat International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011



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