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India's Rural Development Minister slams Total Sanitation Campaign as an absolute failure

After the launch of India Human Development Report 2011, which reveals that the country has a long way to go before ensuring toilet access for all and before improving basic health determinants, Jairam Ramesh, India’s Rural Development Minister chose strong words to condemn the TSC: ‘Total Sanitation Campaign has been a failure. It is neither total, nor sanitation nor a campaign’.

Plan Indonesia wins top award for CLTS project

Plan Indonesia’s Grobogan-based Scaling-Up Project was singled out for the honour in the ‘Sanitation and Wastewater – Software’ category of this year’s International Water Association Project Innovation Awards, to be held in Malaysia 21st-24th November. The judging panel praised the project for its innovative approach to sanitation based on community participation and led by the community itself. Yohanna Pakpahan, Plan Indonesia’s Community-Led Total Sanitation project manager in Grobogan district, will represent Plan to receive the award.

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Engaging with government to scale-up Community-Based Total Sanitation in Indonesia

In 2007 Plan International Indonesia (Plan Indonesia) adopted Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) as its only approach for implementing sanitation projects in its 9 Program Unit sites. This paper outlines the process being undertaken to take CLTS to scale, the key factors that have enabled it and the lessons learned so far.

Date: 7 October 2011
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Factors Associated with Achieving and Sustaining Open Defecation Free Communities: Learning from East Java

Research conducted in 2010 in East Java to identify factors associated with achieving and sustaining behavior change by communities to become ODF shows that communities achieving ODF status within two months of triggering achieved markedly higher access gains. In addition, evidence from environmental observation, latrine ownership records, reported usage, and observation of facility maintenance show that 95 percent of the quickly ODF communities had sustained their behavior change 4 to 28 months after ODF declaration. Factors associated with quickly ODF communities include high social capital, high-quality CLTS triggering, access to latrine supplies, easy payment terms, absence of external subsidy packages to a few households out of all, and regular monitoring. These quickly ODF communities represent the most efficient model for scaling up sustainably.
Nilanjana Mukherjee (WSP, 2011)

Date: 5 October 2011
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WSP Videos on CLTS in Indonesia

WSP has released three films that look at CLTS and Sanitation Marketing in Indonesia

Unleashing latent demand for sanitation 

Filmed in Indonesia, this video features how Scaling Up Rural Sanitation began campaigns to raise consumer demand for sanitation amid competing priorities among community members. Why would you want to spend 15 percent of your annual income on something that you felt you did not need?

Date: 22 September 2011
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The Sanitation Profile of Vietnam and Possibilities of Scaling up of CLTS

Trip report by Kamal Kar based on his visit between the 19th and 26th June 2011 which included a review of the practice of CLTS in Vietnam, consultation with the main actors of sanitation in the country and a two day workshop to discuss and plan ways forward for scaling up of CLTS in Vietnam.

Date: 21 September 2011
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