This event will feature presentations by implementating organizations and researchers examining the potential for accelerating the adoption of sanitation by vulnerable populations via the deployment of smart subsidies. Cases will be presented from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, and Vietnam, including both randomized control experiments and observational studies associated with implementation research of large, scaled field programs. Questions to be addressed will include: 1) What is the proper role and magnitude of financial incentives to families, communities and institutions to increase uptake of latrines? 2) How best can smart subsidies be deployed? 3) What is the relative importance of household- and community-level subsidies, and how do they interact? 4) How to enhance the efficiency of subsidies to magnify spillover effects? We propose a three to four 15-minute lectures to be followed by an extended (20-30 min) Q&A facilitated by a moderator from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
09:00 Welcome by moderator
Jan-Willem Rosenboom, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
09:05 The Use of Subsidies to Promote Latrine Use in Bangladesh and India
Radu Ban, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
09:25 Aligning the Actors through Output-Based Aid
Loan Duong, Thrive Networks
09:35 The effect of OBA subsidies combined with sanitation marketing (SanMark) on latrine uptake among rural populations in Cambodia
Almud Weitz, Water and Sanitation Program/The World Bank
09:50 Smart Subsidies Help the Rural Poor Climb the Sanitation Ladder in Vietnam
Per Ljung, East Meets West
10:00 Q&A and floor discussion
10:25 Summary and wrap-up by moderator
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