SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS ON SANITATION AND HYGIENE: HOW CAN WE IMPROVE DEMAND AND SUPPLY CHAIN BARRIERS IN RURAL DRY ZONE AREA OF MYANMAR?

Authors

  • Aung Myat Khaing Lincoln University College, Malaysia
  • Ali Ameen Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Lincoln University College, Malaysia
  • Osama Isaac Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Lincoln University College, Malaysia

Abstract

Access to Basic Services to vulnerable communities are key priorities for Local Government under the National League for Democracy led Myanmar Government Since April 2016. Regarding the research gaps for Myanmar, the study defines to identify possible business models, interventions and support services which have the potential to improve the availability of affordable sanitation products and services to rural low-income households.

This study was employed in mixed method. Data collection components were conducted using qualitative research techniques particularly Key Informant Interviews (KII) and focus group discussions (FGD) with farmers, traders, processors, masons, service providers, and representatives from the respective areas and supply chain linkage in the geographical locations. Semi-structured household-based and services-based questionnaires will be developed and interviewed to 54 household and explore questions relevant to their demand and opinion on their current practices and usages of sanitation and hygiene utilities.

The study results will be helpful for promoting rural sanitation and hygiene products and services in dry zone areas. It will critically inform the design of interventions to support strengthen market-based solution and pro-poor support mechanisms such as Sanitation Demand Creation, Behaviour Change Communication, and disability and gender integration.

Keywords:

Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Supply Chain

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Bamford, E. & Scharp, C. (2016). Solar Pump Technology: Programming Insights for Sustainable Rural Water Supply. 7th RWSN Forum. 29th November-02 December. Retrieved From: https://rwsnforum7.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/full_paper_0227_submitter_0287_ba mford_emily.pdf

Campbell, R. (2008). Guide to Focus Group Discussion, Micro Report No. 138. USAID. Retrieved From: https://www.marketlinks.org/sites/marketlinks.org/files/resource/files/ML6294_mr_138_guid e_to_focus_group_discussions.pdf

KAP. (2016). KAP Integrated Report 2016, Integrated into every day. Retrieved From: https://www.kap.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/kap-integrated-report-2016.pdf

Netherlands Embassy in Bangkok and Netherlands Economic Mission in Yangon. (2015). Water in Myanmar. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, April. Retrieved From: https://www.rvo.nl/sites/default/files/2016/03/Factsheet water Myanmar.pdf.

Richie, J., Spencer, L. & O’Connor, W. (2003) Carrying Out Qualitative Analysis. In: Richie,

J. and Lewis, J. Eds., Qualitative Research Practice. Sage. London. Retrieved From: http://www.scirp.org/(S(351jmbntvnsjt1aadkposzje))/reference/ReferencesPapers.aspx?Refer enceID=668878

Thomas, A. (2014) Key Findings of a Sanitation Supply Chains Study in Eastern and Southern Africa. UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Sanitation and Hygiene Learning Series. WASH Technical Brief, UNICEF, London. Retrieved From: https://www.unicef.org/esaro/WASH- Technical-SSCS-low-res.pdf

Vaismoradi, M., Turunen, H. & Bondas, T. (2013). Content Analysis and Thematic Analysis: Implications for Conducting a Qualitative Descriptive Study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 15(3), pp 398-405.

Downloads

Published

2019-10-01

How to Cite

Aung Myat Khaing, Ali Ameen, & Osama Isaac. (2019). SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS ON SANITATION AND HYGIENE: HOW CAN WE IMPROVE DEMAND AND SUPPLY CHAIN BARRIERS IN RURAL DRY ZONE AREA OF MYANMAR?. International Journal on Recent Trends in Business and Tourism (IJRTBT), 3(4), 45-52. Retrieved from https://ejournal.lucp.net/index.php/ijrtbt/article/view/882