This report was commissioned by GOAL Sierra Leone to assess the sanitation market in the vulnerable communities of Freetown, Sierra Leone. It is intended to contribute to and support GOAL’s activities under the Freetown Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Consortium programme funded by UK Department for International Development (UK-DFID). This first of three volumes is focused on evaluating the demand for sanitation facilities and services in vulnerable communities as well as the communication channels used in Freetown. The consequent volumes examine faecal sludge emptying services and the supply of sanitary facilities and services in Freetown.… Read More


This report describes the outcome of the study on the ‘Willingness and Ability to Pay’ for water services in Freetown in 2013. The main objective of the study is to provide information on public acceptability and assess an appropriate and feasible level of service and tariffs for different types of consumer in Freetown. The results are based on household surveys, focus group discussions and key informant interviews as well as analysis of data from Guma Valley Water Company.… Read More


This study examined the microbiological and chemical quality of a representative sample of packaged sachet water products in Freetown, Sierra Leone at packaged water manufacturing facilities and at points of sale. Packaged drinking water (PW) sold in bottles and plastic bags/sachets is widely consumed in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and many urban users in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) rely on packaged sachet water (PSW) as their primary source of water for consumption. However, few rigorous studies have investigated PSW quality in SSA, and none have compared PSW to stored household water for consumption (HWC).… Read More


The Women and Men in WASH Assessment analysed the gender framings and gender-sensitive programming of Consortium agency staff, assessed the different effects that the Consortium had to date on men, women, girls and boys, and gender dimensions of WASH committee governance and Blue Flag Volunteers.… Read More


This evaluation intended to review the current sanitation activities, and provide positive and constructive feedback, which would then support the development of the second phase of the Freetown Urban WASH Consortium.… Read More