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The Zambia Sanitation project was a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) and Unilever. There are many suggested solutions to the problem of providing sustainable and safe sanitation in informal settlements in sub-Saharan Africa. However, few market-ready solutions exist, and those that do are not well tested or disseminated effectively. The Zambia Sanitation research project helped build an understanding of the sanitation landscape and market-based solutions in Lusaka, Zambia and tested three social business models with the aim of catalysing at least one start up.