Building Entrepreneurship for Water, Liquid and Solid Waste Management in Temeke Municipal Council of Dar-es- Salaam Tanzania. A Social Return on Investment Analysis
24 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2018 Last revised: 30 Nov 2018
Date Written: June 30, 2018
Social return on investment (SROI) of water sanitation and hygiene projects has not received the attention that projects in other sectors have received primarily because of perceived difficulties in quantifying benefits yet it is an approach that should be mandatory to all projects as it assesses contributions of an investment beyond economic benefits. SROI denotes a methodology that measures return on a project or investment based on experiences or appreciations of stakeholders and the people affected by a particular investment or project. This paper is an expose of benefits created by liquid and solid waste project in Temeke Municipal council of Tanzania. The project building entrepreneurship capacity for liquid and solid waste businesses is primarily focusing on building entrepreneurship skills for liquid and solid waste businesses using a soft loan facility. Core initiatives include but not exclusively limited to constructing a decentralized waste treatment (DEWAT) facility, supporting small scale entrepreneurs (SSE) in the development of market strategy and creating awareness on liquid and solid waste management.
Keywords: Social Return on Investment, Solid Waste, entrepreneurship, Slums, Sanitation, Hygiene, Tanzania
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