Policy Dialogue on Innovative Solutions for Achieving City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation

Partners: Asian Development Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan Sanitation Consortium, Stanford University

Sujatha Srinivasan, Senior Research Fellow, LEAD at Krea University participated and shared insights in an interactive policy dialogue convened by ADBI and Stanford University on city-wide inclusive sanitation (CWIS) policy. She spoke on how monitoring and evaluation can improve accountability, M&E challenges in CWIS contexts and elaborated on existing evidence from evaluations in urban sanitation.

The conversation also featured elected government officials, senior sanitation sector practitioners, academics, and stakeholders including: 

  • Moderated by: Myrna Elizabeth “Mitzi” Borromeo, Freelance Communications Specialist
  • Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean and CEO of the ADB Institute 
  • Brian Arbogast, Director, WASH, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Naohiro Kitano, Professor, Waseda University
  • Megumi Muto, Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Kazushi Hashimoto, Adviser, Japan Sanitation Consortium
  • Patrick Lester N. Ty, Chief Regulator, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System 
  • Seungju Baek, Deputy Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Michael Bennon, Research Scholar, Stanford University
  • Roshan Shrestha, Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The closed session discussed sanitation investment bottlenecks and country-level policy experiences and best practices. It also explored policy recommendations and institutional strategies for advancing city-wide inclusive sanitation in developing Asia.

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