How Mr. Toilet is steering the ‘future of social development’

World Toilet Organization and BoP Hub founder Jack Sim. Photo by: BoP Hub

By collaborating with celebrities, politicians and like-minded organizations, Jack Sim was able to turn the spotlight on the need to bridge the gap in access to proper sanitation in developing countries.

When the Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000, two-fifths of the global population, or 2.4 billion people, lacked access to basic sanitation. As part of MDG 7 on ensuring environmental sustainability, the international development community committed to halve this proportion by 2015. But while 64 percent of the global population now has access to improved sanitation, up to 2.5 billion people still don’t.

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    Aimee Rae Ocampo

    In her role as editor for business insight, Aimee creates and manages multimedia content and cutting-edge analysis for executives in international development. As the manager of Development Insider, Devex's flagship publication for executive members, she is constantly on the lookout for the latest news, trends and policies that influence the business of development.