Sanitation Issues in Namibia
Drainage in Tsandi. Credit: Diana Mitlin
The purpose of this research was to provide information about the influence of gender and age upon community decision-making within the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) and among other residents in poor urban settlements where SDFN is active. The research aimed to understand if, and how, household development at the settlement level differs by gender or age, and to review previous experiences with toilets. The research objectives were met by the analysis of existing household level data, focus group discussions, and semi-structured household interviews.