Monitoring and sustainability

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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Real-Time Monitoring of Rural Sanitation at Scale in Zambia Using Mobile-to-Web Technologies

While there is great enthusiasm for using digitalized methods for monitoring rural sanitation interventions, the process is still in its pilot phase in many countries and there exists relatively little evidence to inform national scale-up. To address this gap in information, this note reports an efficient and effective sector-wide monitoring framework that is working at scale.
Date: 20 July 2015
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Going Beyond ODF: Combining Sanitation Marketing with Participatory Approaches to Sustain ODF Communities in Malawi

The majority of households in rural Malawi construct traditional latrines with a lifespan of less than 12 months. The short lifespan of traditional latrines calls into question the sustainability of ODF status in rural villages. The typical range of sanitation products tends to be extremely limited and options are often prohibitively expensive for rural householders. High costs were commonly associated with cement prices in Malawi - USD12 per 50kg. This Field Note records the experiences to date of developing a national sanitation marketing

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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IDS in action: sharing and learning on CLTS and sustainability

Life on the beach – the stunning location of the AfricaSan 4 Dakar conference, in a grand hotel perched on the Senegalese coast, was not enough to distract the participants of the IDS CLTS sharing and learning workshop from their task. As usual, the workshop was held the day before the main AfricaSan conference to profit from the gathering together of so many experienced WASH professionals. The event proved almost too popular – something like 90 participants turned up – making it quite challenging and time-consuming to capture and discuss the diverse views of the large group.

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