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Evidence-Building for Cash and Markets for WASH in Emergencies: Practices in market-based programming in the water subsector

2020 — By Jean Christophe Barbiche, Olivia Collins

Humanitarian water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practitioners are increasingly using market-based programming (MBP) to deliver safe water in emergency response, with interventions that are designed to work through, or support, local water markets. These market-based approaches have a number of advantages, such as improving the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency water response while also supporting the existing local market systems that will continue to deliver water services long after the crisis.