The Policy Brief Series is prepared under the research programme, Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI) funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). As part of its research programme on urban sanitation, SCI-FI has been undertaking studies since the launch of the NFSSM Policy on the nature and scope of private sector participation in urban sanitation services. Based on SCI-FI’s interventions and research, a series of five Policy Briefs have been prepared in an effort to summarise the sector characteristics and the gamut of private participation in the collection, conveyance and treatment part of the FSSM sector. Culminating the findings from the research, SCI-FI has designed a tool for ULBs to evaluate their ‘Doing Business’ score for small-scale FSSM businesses engaged in collection, conveyance and treatment of faecal sludge.
The five policy briefs in the series on 1) Evaluating PPP experiences of key infrastructure sectors: Learnings for FSSM, 2) Designing a framework to facilitate private investments in FSSM, 3) Characteristics of the FSSM sector, 4) Business needs and good practices in the FSSM sector, and 5) Framework for finance flows in the FSSM value chain, have been developed under this partnership for documenting the learnings from the above endeavours. It further brings out the critical aspects of on-ground implementation, challenges, and opportunities.
Policy Brief 2: Designing a framework to facilitate private investments in FSSM
Policy Brief 3: Characteristics of the FSSM sector
Policy Brief 4: Business needs and good practices in the FSSM sector
Policy Brief 5: Framework for finance flows in the FSSM value chain