Scaling Up

CLTS in Ghana: Findings from a Situational Assessment

A situational assessment can inform program planning and evaluation. The Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability project team ((Plan USA and UNC) assessed national policy, institutional arrangements, and monitoring systems for CLTS in Ghana prior to evaluating how natural leader training influences CLTS outcomes. It was found that the national government shows strong support for CLTS, non-government actors play key roles in implementation, and improved monitoring is needed to assess program efficiency and effectiveness.

Date: 30 April 2015
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CLTS in Ethiopia: Findings from a Situational Assessment

A situational assessment can inform program planning and evaluation. The Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability project team (Plan USA and UNC) assessed national policy, institutional arrangements, and monitoring systems for CLTS in Ethiopia prior to evaluations of Plan International CLTS projects with health extension workers.

Date: 30 April 2015
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CLTS Research Brief: Implementation Context in Kenya, Ghana, and Ethiopia

The influence of local actors on sanitation outcomes may be linked to contextual factors. In 2012, prior to working with local actors in Kenya, Ghana, and Ethiopia, the Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability project team characterized the CLTS implementation context in each country. This piece synthesizes these findings, which align with those of the UN-Water GLAAS 2014 report and observations of CLTS practice from the grey literature.

Date: 30 April 2015
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Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability CLTS Learning Series: Cambodia Country Report

This report presents findings on Plan International’s Community‐led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach in Cambodia. The study was conducted by The Water Institute at UNC as part of the Plan International USA project: “Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability” (TCAS), which evaluates the roles of the following local actors in CLTS: local government, teachers, and natural leaders.
Date: 12 February 2015
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Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability: Systematic Grey Literature Review

The project, Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability, evaluates through a rigorous research program three distinctive strategies to enhance the roles of local actors in CLTS interventions in Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia. The project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to learn, capture and share reliable and unbiased information on CLTS approaches and scalability.This grey literature review was prepared by The Water Institute at UNC for Plan International USA as part of the project.

Date: 26 February 2014
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CLTS in South Africa

In August 2011 Petra Bongartz who manages the CLTS Knowledge Hub at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex UK and I were invited by the Community Water Supply and Sanitation Unit, Cape Peninsula University of Technology to introduce CLTS in South Africa. The work, supported by the Water Research Commission aimed at piloting CLTS in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.

362 Villages in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia break the record

STBM Indonesia record

362 villages in South Timor Tengah and North Timor Tengah District in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province (Indonesia) declared themselves as villages which had successfully applied Sanitasi Total Berbasis Masyarakat (STBM) or Community Based Total Sanitation program on 26th November 2013. STBM is an Indonesian hygiene and sanitation program using CLTS approach. Through this program, 600 thousand community members have reaped the benefits of good sanitation.

Date: 30 January 2014
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