The CBSA helps CBS to scale farther, faster through the following core focus areas:

Global advocacy: Advocating for the adoption of CBS by funders, investors, and LMIC governments, municipalities, and utilities through the promotion and dissemination of data-supported evidence, case studies, and success stories. Advocacy efforts are focused on establishing CBS as a critical component of blended, city-wide approaches to sanitation.

Member support: To help its members overcome commonly experienced issues and challenges that slow the path to scale, and enable collaboration, learning, and sharing across CBSA members, the CBSA organizes and facilitates knowledge exchanges and develops and disseminates related knowledge products.

Research and insights: Building the evidence-base for CBS by developing robust evidence and analysis that help overcome industry and sectoral knowledge gaps and address key issues that slow the path to scale.

Fostering innovation: Researching, incubating, and developing innovative solutions to common challenges by taking on innovative projects that would be too risky or resource restrictive for a single CBS provider to take on and where the outcome would be of benefit to all. This can include innovative approaches to financing, waste resource recovery, and technology development.

New entrant support: Supporting the adoption of CBS by new providers by helping to overcome key barriers to entry through standardised knowledge and materials.