IRC Sanitation Pack
IRC Sanitation Pack, SanPack for short, contains an overview of available methods, techniques and tools in a low-cost, non-sewered sanitation service model. The materials have been developed and used by IRC and its long-standing and more recent partners in the South and the North in some 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
How to find your way in SanPack
IRC’s SanPack is a reference guide containing links to relevant documents explaining the different stages in the sanitation cycle. The folder Organisation of SanPack contains documents on ten stages in a life-cycle services approach to sanitation. Per stage you can find a short intro text and links that lead you to relevant documents on a specific topic. Under the heading Approach you find IRC’s latest ideas and concepts on what is needed for a sustainable sanitation service delivery approach. In the blog posts you find opinions of sanitation experts on specific topics. And the photo slider showcases photo stories on sanitation around the world.
BRAC photo story about a single mother receiving subsidy for constructing a latrine
This is a photo story about Bilkis Begum a single mother of five who has installed a toilet in he...Read more
Photo story on constructing and emptying a fossa alterna
This photo story shows you how to construct a fossa alterna, how to empty it and how to process t...Read more
Women take action and become toilet masons in North Vietnam
Mobilising women from the province in Vietnam for improved sanitation and hygiene.Read more
Menstrual hygiene management for adolescent girls discussed in Bangladesh
Special cluster meetings for adolescent girls are organised in Bangladesh to create awareness aro...Read more
Photo story about Sanitation Marketing in Vietnam
Three years after the end of a 2006-2008 pilot study in Vietnam the local private sector had cont...Read more
What is SanPack
Bangladesh pit latrines will power a business not a crisis
Is there a sustainable business case for sanitation?
The business case for sanitation in developing countries is testified by the thousands of small scale entrepreneurs springing up to tackle problems of open defecation and process faecal waste and urine. Will these businesses be profitable and sustainable? Can they address the huge scale of the problem? Will they address the issues in rural areas as well as urban areas? These questions are much harder to answer.