Plan

Practitioner Tips: Transforming Harmful Gender Norms in WASH with Traditional Leaders

Traditional leaders hold a great amount of power in many communities especially when it comes to influencing social norms. They are important ‘gatekeepers’ who play a vital role in passing on ideas and information to communities. Social norms around gender can be very ‘sticky’ and difficult to change so finding a way to work with traditional leaders can be valuable.

Rethinking Rural Sanitation Approaches

A man shows his handwashing station in Nambale

Current rural sanitation practitioners and decision makers are faced with insufficient information on the relative performance of different programming approaches. These approaches are frequently defined either too tightly, or too loosely, which stifles innovation, learning and opportunities to combine and tailor approaches to the changing contexts in which they operate. The cost of facilitating and delivering these approaches is often not well understood or monitored.

Date: 21 February 2018

Female Entrepreneurs- a catalyst for change

Plan International Pakistan, under the umbrella of DFID funded South Asia WASH Results Program, is supporting the Government of Punjab, in their initiative to achieve Open Defecation Free (ODF) Punjab, by 2018 1 along with providing entrepreneurial prospects to 29 women and 246 men to promote sanitation. The project has reached 894,524 beneficiaries in 9 districts with the message to improve their sanitation and hygiene practices.

Date: 27 September 2017
Country: 

Habib Hassan- A sanitation marketeer with a mission

Habib Hassan was an ordinary, 38 year old entrepreneur who owned a small hardware store in Chak no 148-A TDA U/C Thal Jhandi, Layyah. Now, he also runs a successful sanitation mart along with his hardware store, which provides latrine construction material for as low as PKR 3,250 (US$32.5) only, to the community members.

Read more about Habib in this case study from Plan International Pakistan.

Date: 27 September 2017
Country: 

The true costs of participatory sanitation: Evidence from community-led total sanitation studies in Ghana and Ethiopia

Evidence on sanitation and hygiene program costs is used for many purposes. The few studies that report costs use top-down costing methods that are inaccurate and inappropriate. Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) is a participatory behavior-change approach that presents difficulties for cost analysis. We used implementation tracking and bottom-up, activity-based costing to assess the process, program costs, and local investments for four CLTS interventions in Ghana and Ethiopia. Data collection included implementation checklists, surveys, and financial records review.

Date: 13 July 2017
Country: 

Supporting the poor to access sanitation in Bokeo Province, Laos

Internationally, there has been debate over the last decade about effective ways to increase access to sanitation as a basic human right and essential service to support public health. Within Laos, a similar debate is underway, with a history of provision of hardware subsidies through public or non-governmental organisation funding, and more recently a shift towards demand-driven approaches to motivate household investment and market support to enable more efficient, affordable supply of sanitation products.

Date: 4 April 2017
Country: 
Lao

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Plan