Resource Center

This is the living library of STeP-associated research conducted in support of the Reinvented Toilet and Omni Processor technology portfolios. The reports under the respective technologies target questions traditionally associated with building a business case for a new product, including market, user, and technology focused insights and recommendations. In addition, STeP provides a Field Testing platform that has been used by several technology partners, and the learnings from this effort are provided here. Explore and learn more by downloading and reading our >25 resources to-date.

Reinvented Toilet

The development of the RT technology portfolio was initiated through BMGF’s 2011 Reinvent the Toilet Challenge (RTTC). A range of investments resulted from the RTTC and the current BMGF WSH portfolio is composed of core-processing technologies (back-end components), front-end components (e.g., interfaces), sensors, menstrual hygiene management tools, among others. The components are integrated into complete toilet units for both single-unit reinvented toilets (SURT) and multi-unit reinvented toilets (MURT) settings. Our most recently published resources are shown below. Click to learn more about the RT and view our full list of resources.

Transforming Sanitation: Commercializing Partnership Opportunities

STeP or Partner: BCG
Country of focus: Global
Published date: December 2017

Market Insights for the RT: India

STeP or Partner: FSG
Country of focus: India
Published date: November 2016

Market Insights for the RT: Kenya and Nigeria

STeP or Partner: Dalberg
Country of focus: Kenya, Nigeria
Published date: September 2017

Omni Processor

The omni processor portfolio is comprised of community and city-scale fecal sludge treatment systems that eliminate pathogens while producing valuable byproducts. Our most recently published resources are shown below. Click to learn more about the OP and view our full list of resources.

India: Market Insights for the Omni Processor

STeP or Partner: Dalberg Advisors
Country of focus: India
Published date: July 2018

India: Market Insights for the Omni Processor – Landscape Report

STeP or Partner: Dalberg Advisors
Country of focus: India
Published date: April 2018

J-OP Global Market Roadmap

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: Global
Published date: September 2017

Field Testing and Supporting Activities for the RT and the OP

Field testing with local partners in target markets helps inform design and development. The field testing portfolio includes resources on developing and implementing logistics and management plans and conducting user surveys that help designers understand what users want to inform technology improvement. Our most recently published resources are shown below. Click to learn more about field testing and view our full list of resources.

A Conceptual Model of Women and Girls’ Empowerment

STeP or Partner: BMGF and Royal Tropical Institute of the Netherlands (KIT)
Country of focus: Global
Published date: 2017

Gender and the Sanitation Value Chain: A Review of the Evidence

STeP or Partner: Partner
Country of focus: Global
Published date: December 2018

User Centered Design for Sanitation Technologies

STeP or Partner: STeP, Duke University, Biomass Controls
Country of focus: Global, India
Published date: June 2018

Capturing Stakeholder Perspectives: Survey Instruments

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: Global
Published date: March 2016

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