We regularly produce materials about policy and practice in water, sanitation and hygiene.
This discussion paper sets out some preliminary findings from ongoing research in East Asian states on the political economy of sanitation and hygiene services that delivered total coverage within a generation. These early generalised conclusions are not intended to claim blueprints for success but rather to input into the emerging dialogue in the sanitation and hygiene sectors on how the necessary step change for delivering universal access to services can be achieved by 2030. Available in English, French and Portuguese.
Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) aims at total sanitation. For that it has to be inclusive. This issue of Frontiers of CLTS, co-authored by Jane Wilbur for WaterAid and Hazel Jones for WEDC, focuses on people with disabilities and their particular needs for access.
This assessment seeks to understand if the arrangements put in place in by the WaterAid/EUWF programme will ensure sustainability of water and sanitation services and hygiene behaviour changes. The assessment also undertakes a wider examination of the Community Based Management System (CBMS) for rural water services, as set out in various national policy documents and put into practice by District Local Government and NGO actors. It also explores what an equivalent of CBMS would look like, as it applies to sanitation and hygiene.
Information and communications technology (ICT) has transformed how people communicate. ICT is quickly changing relationships, facilitating the measurement and monitoring of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions, and enabling local-level practitioners to use evidence to guide decision-making. As a result, equitable access and the sustainability of WASH services are improved.
While ICT is bringing new opportunities for WASH interventions, there are several challenges to using the full potential of ICT in our work.