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Case studies

Community Approaches to Total Sanitation: Case studies from India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Zambia

This Field Note discusses the evolution of sanitation programming in UNICEF and the origins of CATS (Community Approaches to Sanitation). It examines each of the CATS essential elements and explores their implementation through country case studies. The case studies illustrate a range of methods under the CATS umbrella:

  • Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in Sierra Leone and Zambia
  • School-Led Total Sanitation (SLTS) in Nepal; and
  • the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in India.
Date: 13 July 2010

Eco-friendly village

After attaining ODF, the people of Baladangi village in Khansama, Bangladesh engaged in a number of activities to make their village environmentally friendly respecting everyone’s rights to education, hygiene, sanitation, nutrition, livelihood, cultural heritage and social harmony.

Date: 12 July 2010

School-led Total Sanitation seems unstoppable (Nepal)

SLTS has been implemented in Nepal since 2005. The approach incorporates the basic elements of the School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) programme, the reward and revolving fund aspects of the Basic Sanitation Package (BSP), and the participatory tools and techniques of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). In the 15 districts of Nepal where UNICEF is active, SLTS is reaching out to 60,000 households with 300,000 people, with leadership coming from 200 schools.

Date: 12 July 2010

The Child to Child Approach in Community Led Total Sanitation

The Child-to-Child Approach is an educational process that links children’s learning with taking action to promote the health, wellbeing and development of themselves, their families and their communities. This case study by Afrianto Kurniawan describes the application of the child to child approach in CLTS in Indonesia.

Date: 12 July 2010

Piloting CLTS in an urban setting: Diary of progress in Mathare 10, Nairobi Kenya

PLEASE NOTE: Further blogs on Mathare will now appear on the main blog

Below you will find an ongoing blog about CLTS in the urban setting of Mathare 10, Nairobi, Kenya in which Sammy Musyoki of Plan Kenya documents and reflects on progress as the pilot unfolds.

The UCLTS team in Mathare is also on Facebook Check out their group!

And you can now watch Story Yetu, a film about urban sanitation and waste management, Community Cleaning services work, youth engagement and entrepreneurship in Mathare 10 online.

Date: 1 July 2010

CLTS follow up guidelines

Guidelines for post-triggering follow up, put together by EWB Volunteer Ashley Raeside, in collaboration with Malawi district CLTS leaders.

“Triggering is only the beginning of the change process. Quality follow-up visits are needed at appropriate times to ensure the envisioned change occurs and is sustained.”

Date: 30 June 2010


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