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PhATS Field Note: Incorporating Human Centered Design Into Sanitation Marketing

This PhATS (Philippines Approaches to Total Sanitation) Field Note shares the experience of incoporating Human Centred Design into the Sanitation Marketing component of the PhATS programme. The approach focuses on the users’ needs rather than the product/service alone and enables both the target market and the entrepreneurs to actively feed into the design process loop.
Date: 11 August 2016
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Teachers and Sanitation Promotion: An Assessment of Community-Led Total Sanitation in Ethiopia

Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) is a participatory approach to addressing open defecation that has demonstrated success in previous studies, yet there is no research on how implementation arrangements and context change effectiveness. UNC used a quasi-experimental study design to compare two interventions in Ethiopia: conventional CLTS in which health workers and local leaders provided facilitation and an alternative approach in which teachers provided facilitation.

Date: 3 August 2016
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Impact Evaluation of Training Natural Leaders during a CLTS Intervention: A Cluster-Randomized Field Trial in Ghana

UNC used a cluster-randomized field trial to evaluate training natural leaders (NLs) as an addition to a community-led total sanitation (CLTS) intervention in Ghana. NLs are motivated community members who influence their peers’ behaviours during CLTS. The outcomes were latrine use and quality, which were assessed from surveys and direct observation. From October 2012, Plan International Ghana (Plan) implemented CLTS in 60 villages in three regions in Ghana.

Date: 3 August 2016
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Looking beyond ODF: Plan NL/Plan UK side event at WEDC Conference 2016

At the 39th International WEDC Conference, Plan Netherlands and Plan UK hosted a side event entitled 'Looking beyond ODF: planning and implementing for sustainability. Plan  shared challenges and lessons learned from two different Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Programmes: Mascha Singeling, Senior WASH Advisor at Plan Netherlands, shared lessons learned from the Pan Africa CLTS Programme that covered 8 African countries; Mimi Coultas, WASH Advisor at Plan International UK, presented the lessons learned from the large Payment by Results South Asia WASH Results Programme.

Date: 1 August 2016
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Plan Netherlands’ experience of using a CLTS approach in urban environments

Plan International’s eight country Pan Africa programme, though predominately focused on rural CLTS, also trialled CLTS tools in peri-urban and urban communities with the hope that country specific urban total sanitation models would be developed. Jamie Myers, Research Officer for the CLTS Knowledge Hub which was a partner in the Pan African CLTS programme, conducted rapid action orientated research on the peri-urban and urban activities across four countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia.

Date: 20 July 2016

Second review of CLTS in the East Asia and Pacific Region

This UNICEF review is aimed as a timely contribution to overall knowledge on the provision of equitable and sustainable sanitation and hygiene for all – highlighting what has worked, and issues that still need attention, especially in the area of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).

Date: 4 July 2016

Sanitation for all: Scaling up is hard to do

On World Water Day 2016, Jan Willem Rosenboom reflects on the challenges and opportunities for meeting the SDGs for sanitation:

"The Sustainable Development Goals give us a second chance to get it right, but they seriously up the ante. Instead of “merely” providing half of the unserved population with access to improved sanitation, as the MDGs required, the SDGs tell us we can only declare success once every person, every school and every health facility has — and uses — safely managed sanitation facilities.

From Haiti to Indonesia: What’s Different; What’s the Same in CLTS Implementation

This learning brief shares key findings that emerged from a cross-country synthesis of CLTS projects implemented by Plan International Country Offices (COs) in Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Uganda, Niger, and Haiti. Specifically, this research aimed to characterize variations in CLTS implementation through the perspectives of stakeholders, and to identify the roles of local actors in implementing CLTS.

Date: 23 February 2016

Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability: Uganda Learning Brief

Plan International supports Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) implementation in a number of sub-counties in Uganda. This learning brief reviews Plan International’s CLTS activities in Uganda. It was found that Plan Uganda contributed to national policies and guidelines and a model for engaging local health officials and entrepreneurs.

Date: 10 December 2015
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Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability: Niger Learning Brief

Plan International supports Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) implementation in two departments (districts) in Niger. This learning brief reviews Plan International Niger’s activities. Findings showed that Plan International Niger is gradually building capacity for CLTS at the district and local levels, which could help to realize greater progress in triggered communities.

Date: 10 December 2015
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