Urban Sanitation: Optimizing Private Sector Involvement

  • Emmanuel LarteyEmail author
  • Albert Ahenkan
  • Emmanuel Yeboah-Assiamah
  • Peter Adjei-Bamfo
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3552-1



  • Urban sanitation: It entails institutional arrangements and policies by city authorities aimed at the provision of facilities and services for safe collection, disposal, and management of all forms of waste: both solid and liquid. Poor measures and facilities for managing waste have been a cause of disease worldwide, and improving sanitation is regarded to have significant health impacts.

  • Private sector involvement: Entails ceding the responsibility for sanitation service delivery from city authorities to a nonstate actor or a partnership/contractual arrangement between city authorities or local government and a waste management contractor (s) for the purpose of urban sanitation service delivery. It also connotes the opening up of public monopoly to allow nonstate actors to intervene in the collection, disposal, and general management of urban waste.

  • Optimization:...


Urban Sanitation Informal Waste Collectors Waste Contractors Private Waste Sanitation Department 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmanuel Lartey
    • 1
    Email author
  • Albert Ahenkan
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Yeboah-Assiamah
    • 2
  • Peter Adjei-Bamfo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public Administration and Health Services ManagementUniversity of Ghana Business SchoolAccraGhana
  2. 2.School of Public LeadershipStellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa