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X-Cutting Issues

The selection of an appropriate combination of sanitation technologies does not obey to technical considerations only. It is influenced by a multitude of surrounding factors and cross-cutting issues. This section presents cross-cutting issues and background information that should be considered when making technology and design decisions. It includes requirements for an initial assessment ranging from soil and groundwater assessment, rehabilitation and upgrading of existing infrastructure to information on the existing institutional and regulatory environment), conceptual aspects like resilience and preparedness, exit strategy and handover of infrastructure and specific features of urban settings, and design and social considerations like inclusive and equitable design, child excreta management, hygiene promotion and market-based programming.

Design and Social Considerations