World’s first sanitation development impact bond launches

Published: 17 December 2019

  • $10m to develop rural sanitation markets in six Cambodian provinces.
  • 1,600 villages to become open defecation free by 2023.
  • Safe sanitation will prevent the spread of diseases and improve health in rural communities—especially for children.

A groundbreaking initiative to bring safe sanitation to some of the poorest and most vulnerable households in Cambodia launches today. The Cambodia Rural Sanitation DIB is the world’s first development impact bond for sanitation and aims to eradicate the high rates of open defecation in the country and accelerate the Cambodian government’s efforts to reach universal sanitation.

Social Finance undertook the feasibility study, and facilitated the design of the Cambodia Rural Sanitation DIB, in collaboration with the partners. 

Read the press release for further details.

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