Sanitation entrepreneurs receiving ‘startup’ micro-credit financing are often not registered with their local governments. The current solution links MFI lending to entrepreneurs to quality certification through the issuing of trade certificates. The problem with this is that higher incentives for trade certificates creates higher risks of rent seeking behaviour.
We need to create an open data platform at the local level that makes the license approval process subject to scrutiny.
Increased transparency of licensing process.
Sanitation entrepreneurs receiving micro-credit against trade licenses.