SFD toolbox

Here you can find out more about the SFD methods and tools. The guidance documents include: the SFD Manual Version 2.0, July 2017, the SFD Graphic Generator (online and offline), and the SFD Review Procedure. These are updated versions of previous guidance documents, based on the learning and feedback from piloting the tools and methods under the Phase 1 of this project.


SFD Process

The SFD Promotion Initiative has developed a standardized approach with three different levels of data collection to produce citywide SFD Reports. The result is a methodology, which helps to produce credible and comprehensible SFD reports for cities around the world.


SFD Graphic Generator

The SFD Graphic Generator is a quick and simple tool that allows the production of SFD graphics in three steps. Once you have the data for your city, you can easily generate the SFD graphic and download the results for use in reports and publication.


Should you require any assistance during the production of either your SFD Report or Graphic, the SFD Helpdesk provides a platform whereby you can ask the pool of experts any questions you may have. Here you can also initiate the review process of your SFD report, if you are interested in feedback, and publication on the SFD Web portal. 


Credibility process

The SFD Promotion Initiative has developed the review mechanism for SFD Reports to assure a standardization across SFDs published on the SFD Web portal. We will be happy to provide you with feedback on your analysis and publish your SFD afterwards. Your SFD published in the SFD Web portal will contribute to the better understanding of sanitation in cities and towns, and enhance the exchange amongst people active in the sector worldwide.

  • New SFD Report available from Tikapur, Nepal

    Find out more on the sanitation practices in Tikapur:

    98% on-site sanitation technologies (pit latrines, septic tanks, biogas digesters)

    2%  open defecation

  • Material of the Question & Answer session available

    Any questions about SFDs? Watch our recent Q&A session about SFDs 

    1. Presentation: The SFD Manual - a guide to content and process

    2. Presentation: The SFD Review Procedure

    3. Presentation: The SFD Helpdesk

  • Presentations about SFDs in Africa and Indonesia

    Watch the presentation with voice on SFDs in Africa and Indonesia

    1. SFDs in Africa: From Visualization to Action

    2. How the Government of Indonesia is using the SFD

  • Global call for SFDs – Nov. – Dec. 2017

    Where are you standing in the SFD process? 

    We would like to offer you extra support, so you can either start preparing or complete your SFD and have it ready to be used for your purpose.

    Submit your SFD until December, 15th 2017!

  • SFD: The Indonesian Case (video)

    Watch the video (full version) on how the SFD was introduced in Indonesia and why the Indonesian government sees it as a useful tool to improve urban sanitation!

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