Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Market Development in Northern Ghana

Reporting Organization:IDE Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 726,952
Timeframe: May 11, 2020 - July 7, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

IDE Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ghana - $ 726,952.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (50.00 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (50.00 %)

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This project aims to reduce the burden of sanitation-related diseases in Northern Ghana, by introducing much-needed supply chain innovations to improve the availability, affordability and sustained use of appropriate sanitation and hygiene solutions for Ghanaian households. This project continues to advance the work of previously funded RuSHING projects, but with a particular focus on activities aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Project activities include: (1) installing 100 hand-washing stations in strategic public spaces; (2) engaging 100 monitors to ensure cleanliness of each station and raise awareness of users on how COVID-19 spreads; and (3) broadcasting of public service announcements on 25 radio stations across project areas. This project seeks to facilitate the adoption of improved sanitation and hand hygiene behaviors for rural Ghanaians, who do not have access to improved sanitation in their homes. This project also works to develop a sanitation market through the direct facilitation of design, production, and sale of toilets across Ghana’s northern regions.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Newborns Under-5 children
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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100 hand-washing stations installed
100 Monitors engaged
25 radio stations broadcasted public service announcements
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased adoption of good sanitation and hygiene practices in rural communities in Ghana’s three northern regions to improve health, including maternal, newborn and child health; (2) increased capacity of commercial supply value chains to improve health outcomes through delivery of sanitation services; and (3) increased government capacity to support market-based approaches to sanitation with this component of the project having a particular focus on outcomes one and two.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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