Monitoring and sustainability

A hypothesis on the monitoring system in India’s Total Sanitation Campaign

One of the problems of the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in India has been its flawed monitoring system. The sanitation sector internationally was shocked when recently the sanitation coverage data from the Census were published. The worst fears were surpassed. Between 2001 and 2011, the TSC reported a sanitation increase of 46 points; from 22% to 68%. However, coverage was only 31% in 2011 according to the Census (GoI 2012a). This raises questions about the TSC monitoring system –and about the TSC policy itself, too.

Informed choice catalogue on improved latrine options

Informed choice catalogue cover

This booklet was developed to show that there is a wide range of rural latrine options and latrine designs adapted for users with special needs or for use in special circumstances (flooding, high groundwater table). Such different latrine types that can be used in rural areas are shown in pictures together with advantages and disadvantages, expected life span and needed materials. This format makes it easy to present a range of options and to discuss villagers’ preferences (depending on their willingness and ability to pay).

Date: 9 November 2012
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ODF Verification Visit Chakwal

NRSP (National Rural Support Programme) and Plan Pakistan came are working together on a WES project that targets 430,000 people in twenty five Union Councils of District Chakwal over three years to safeguard and protect their health from water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases. The main components of the project are CLTS and SLTS. On June 21, 2012 a joint visit of NRSP, Plan Pakistan and PHED (Public Health Engineering Department) teams was arranged to four villages which had become ODF.

Date: 8 November 2012
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Concurrent M&E system to track CLTS progress using Google Fusion and Google Earth

The CLTS programme in Budni Block, Madhya Pradesh, India, supported by UNICEF, aims to obtain the first-of-its-kind model resource ODF Block in Madhya Pradesh, through CLTS. The programme uses a combination of innovative M&E applications to track progress and manage follow up: Google Earth an Google Fusion offer powerful tools for fine-tuning implementation, triggering and follow-up strategies to accelerate progress towards ODF.

Date: 8 November 2012
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