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An untold story of policy failure: the Total Sanitation Campaign in India

The Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) was a community-led, people-centred, demand-driven and incentive-based programme ideal to address India's rural sanitation crisis, or so it seemed. But policy failed to translate into practice and outcomes were remarkably poor. In the 2011 census data showed 31% sanitation coverage in 2011 (up from 22% in 2001), far from the 68% reported by the Government. The decade has witnessed progress slowing down and the number of rural households without latrines increasing by 8.3 million.

Date: 20 December 2013
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Always learning

East Asia and Pacific Regional Learning Event

We began the day reviewing the institutional factors that are key for scaling up capacity building, amongst which are government commitment and support to creating an enabling environment as well as partnerships between the stakeholders. In their country groups, participants discussed practical steps for capacity building at scale what was new for them from the previous day’s discussion as well as what is relevant to their contexts and what they would still like to know more about. 

Maryada Abhiyan: Women-led Total Sanitation campaign in Madhya Pradesh

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In Madhya Pradesh, a new campaign Maryada Abhiyan ( maryada meaning dignity in Hindi), recognises the key role that women can play in catalysing improvements in sanitation and hygiene behaviour and moving their communities towards ODF. It also acknowledges and supports the positive impact of CLTS and sanitation improvements can have on women’s empowerment and their standing in their communities.
Date: 30 August 2013
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