Governments and Institutions

How do we go beyond 'business as usual'? More reflections from the UNC Conference

Today I continued to follow the conversation about new directions in the over-all system of international WASH development. There is a lot of talk about changing the way aid business is conducted. But it’s hard to say how all this lofty talk will translate into actually useful change. I sensed some frustration on the part of developing country governmental reps and residents. No one’s talking about power dynamics. I also listened to some interesting sanitation reports.

Day 2 at UNC: reflections from Suzanne Hanchett

They are doing a fine job of crowd control here in Chapel Hill today. Despite all the organisers’ concerns about huge numbers overburdening the venue, they’re taking good care of us all. Breakfast sweets and coffee, midmorning snacks, big lunches, end-of-day snacks big enough for dinner, on and on. Poster presenters wait eagerly in the lobby for people to stop and talk with them.

Activities for Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Campaigns: An a la Carte Menu for District Collectors and Others

These practical ideas for activities and actions are for champions who commit to the objectives of the SBM(G) – especially District Collectors, Magistrates and Zila Parishad CEOs, BDOs and also others at other levels and in other organisations. All involved in campaigns should be able to add to and improve on what follows from their own activities and experiences.
Date: 23 October 2015
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Getting to Swachh Bharat Gramin faster through rapid action learning and sharing: workshop report

This note summarizes outputs, conclusions and follows up actions from the Rapid Action Learning and Sharing Workshop on Innovations in Rural Sanitation organized by The Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Government of India in collaboration with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the CLTS Knowledge Hub at the Institute of Development Studies, and held in Bhopal, India from 18-19th August 2015.

Date: 1 September 2015
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Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability Learning Series: Cambodia Learning Brief

Plan International supports CLTS implementation in a number of communities around Cambodia. This learning brief by the Water Institute at UNC presents the roles of local actors in Plan International’s CLTS program activities In Cambodia and highlight considerations for scalability, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Plan International and other sanitation practitioners can support the national government and local actors in developing a systematic approach to community selection, strengthening CLTS facilitation training, and standardizing monitoring & evaluation processes.

Date: 7 August 2015
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Micro-Planning for CLTS: Experience from Kenya

Micro-planning is a tool often used in the context of decentralisation to guide decisions and to monitor the achievement of objectives. The Ministry of Health adapted and tested the micro-planning tool in two counties, with technical assistance from UNICEF, and later scaled it up to the entire country covering all of 47 counties. This Field Note presents the steps in micro-planning and discusses the challenges and successes of the process.
Date: 20 July 2015
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Taking Stock of CLTS implementation in Ghana

The third national CLTS Stocktaking Forum, organised by the Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate (EHSD) Directorate of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) was held from the 19th to 21st April 2015 at Fumesua near the Ashanti regional capital of Kumasi, Ghana. There were over 120 participants from the EHSD, CWSA, Water Directorate, Development partners, NGOs and Academia.

Date: 14 July 2015
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Frontières Numéro 4: Durabilité et ATPC : État des lieux

La notion de durabilité est sans aucun doute l’un des sujets les plus brûlants qui sous-tende nombre des questions que nous rencontrons dans le cadre de l’ATPC et de l’ensemble des pratiques WASH. Plusieurs études utiles sur la durabilité ont mis en évidence certains de ses différents aspects et les complexités associées. Toutefois, il est difficile de dire combien d’enseignements tirés de ces études ont été véritablement intégrés dans la programmation et les pratiques actuelles et futures.

Date: 30 April 2015

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