The Sanitation Learning Hub, previously known as the CLTS (Community-Led Total Sanitation) Knowledge Hub.

Recent Submissions

  • Making Sanitation and Hygiene a Human Security Issue: The case of Nyamagabe District, Rwanda 

    Kwizera, Maurice; Karangwa, Lambert; Murekatete, Jeannette; Rukundo Mutabaruka, Gilbert; Mbarushimana, Jean Paul; Yusuf, Tariya; Hanna Yaffe, Inbar; Uwamahoro, Bonaventure; Lambert, Kabayiza; Prisca, Mujawayezu; Callixte, Kayiranga; Venuste, Twagiramungu; Alcade, Nishimwe; Thaddée, Habimana (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-09)
    This case study was developed to inform subsequent research and analysis of local government leadership and prioritisation of sanitation and hygiene (S&H) in East Africa. Consolidated learning from across the three countries ...
  • How Sanitation and Hygiene Champions Emerged in Siaya County 

    Meeuwissen, Talia; Chanzu, Mable; Aubriot, Julie; Kariuki, Jimmy; Odhiambo, Carolyne; Okumu, Hillary; Karichu, Peter; Mwende, Emmah (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-09)
    This case study was developed to inform subsequent research and analysis of local government leadership and prioritisation of sanitation and hygiene (S&H) in East Africa. Consolidated learning from across the three countries ...
  • A Holistic Approach to Accelerated Attainment of Open-Defecation Free Status in Moyo District 

    Katwere Ssemwanga, David; Lomongin Aballa, Dominic; Amoko, Steven; Nduhukire, Sheila (The Institute of Development Studies, 2021-09)
    This case study was developed to inform subsequent research and analysis of local government leadership and prioritisation of sanitation and hygiene (S&H) in East Africa. Consolidated learning from across the three countries ...
  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Self-Assessment Tool 

    Mott, Joanna; Brown, Heather; Kilsby, Di; Eller, Emily; Choden, Tshering (Water for Women Fund and Sanitation Learning Hub, 2021)
    The facilitated self-assessment provides the opportunity to discuss and reflect on current strengths and how to improve processes that drive positive change in GESI through your projects and organisation. It also provides ...
  • Community Leave No One Behind: Lessons from a Pilot 

    Iyer, R; Shulka, J.P.; Verma, A. (The Sanitation Learning Hub, 2021-07)
    In 2020, WSSCC’s India Support Unit (now UNOPS) piloted a new participatory approach called Community Leave No One Behind (CLNOB) to support the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) Phase II. The pilot took place in five ...
  • Community Leave No One Behind: Handbook For Practitioners 

    Shukla, J.P.; Verma, Anupma (Institute of Development Studies, 2021)
    Community-Leave No One Behind (CLNOB) is a new participatory approach to identify both challenges and solutions in community's journeys towards ODF-S. It has been designed to be integrated into Phase II of the Swachh Bharat ...
  • Monitoring Sanitation Campaigns: Targets, Reporting and Realism 

    Adhikari, Kamal; Adhikari, Bharat; Cavill, Sue; Mehrotra, Santosh; Rao Bejjanki, Vijeta; Van Der Velden, Matteus (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-06)
    Many governments in Asia and Africa have set ambitious target dates for their countries becoming open defecation free (ODF). Some have recently concluded national sanitation campaigns; a number of countries have campaigns ...
  • Monitoring India’s National Sanitation Campaign (2014–2020) 

    Mehrotra, Santosh (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2021-06-22)
    In 2011, India had more phone users (around 54 per cent of households) and television access (33 per cent) in rural areas than people with access to tap water (31 per cent) and toilet facilities (31 per cent), according ...
  • Nepal Sanitation Movement Lessons Learnt on Targets and Monitoring 

    Adhikari, Kamal; Adhikari, Bharat (The Sanitation Learning Hub, 2021-06-22)
    Many governments in Asia and Africa have set ambitious target dates for their countries becoming open defecation free (ODF). Some have recently concluded national sanitation campaigns; a number of countries have campaigns ...
  • Acknowledging and Learning from Different Types of Failure 

    Vernon, Naomi; Myers, Jamie (SAGE, 2021-06-06)
    The challenges faced in sanitation and hygiene programmes are numerous and complex. Failures are inevitable. From our experience of working on rapid action learning and research in this sector we have found that when ...
  • Strengthening Sub-national Systems for Area-wide Sanitation and Hygiene 

    Coultas, Mimi (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2021-05-20)
    From late 2020 to early 2021, the Sanitation Learning Hub (SLH) collaborated with local government actors and development partners from three sub-national areas to explore ways of increasing local government leadership and ...
  • Local Government Leadership for Sanitation and Hygiene in West Africa 

    Wone, Issa (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2021-04-28)
    This rapid desk-based study focused on local governments, given their increasing importance in ensuring improved access to Sanitation & Hygiene (S&H) in West Africa, and across the world. It was conducted to identify local ...
  • Rural Sanitation and Climate Change: Putting Ideas into Practice 

    Kohlitz, Jeremy; Iyer, Ruhil (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2021-04-13)
    Climate change is a growing concern that exposes and deepens existing inequities and vulnerabilities with sanitation and hygiene access, use and safe management of facilities. It will continue to challenge the expansion ...
  • Improving Rural Sanitation in Challenging Contexts 

    Tillett, Will; Jones, Oliver (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-10)
    Of the two billion people worldwide lacking access to at least basic sanitation, seven out of ten live in rural areas. Progress has been made on increasing rural sanitation and access levels are rising, but barriers remain ...
  • Rural Sanitation Programming in Challenging Contexts: A Desk Based Review 

    Tillett, Will; Jones, Oliver (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-09)
    This report summarises the findings of a desk review on ‘Rural Sanitation in Challenging Contexts’. It was researched and written by Will Tillett (Aguaconsult) and Oliver Jones (Bluechain Consulting), on behalf of the ...
  • How WASH Programming has Adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic 

    Thompson, Joseph (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-17)
    Since first appearing at the end of 2019, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread at a pace and scale not seen before. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) ...
  • State of Knowledge Report on Twin Leach Pit Toilets 

    Rao, Vijeta (Institute of Development Studies, 2017-09-15)
    With the ambitious target of achieving universal sanitation coverage by 2019, Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM G) has been putting forward a concentrated effort and several States have achieved open defecation free (ODF) ...
  • How to Talk About Incontinence: A Checklist 

    Rosato-Scott, Claire; Barrington, Dani J.; Bhakta, Amita; House, Sarah J.; Mactaggart, Islay; Wilbur, Jane (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-21)
    Incontinence is the medical term used to describe the involuntary loss of urine or faeces. Women, men, girls, boys and people of all genders, at any age, can experience incontinence. A person with incontinence can experience ...
  • Incontinence: We Need to Talk About Leaks 

    Rosato-Scott, Claire; Barrington, Dani J.; Bhakta, Amita; House, Sarah J.; Mactaggart, Islay; Wilbur, Jane (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-21)
    Anyone, of any gender, at any age, can leak urine or faeces. What would you do if it happened to you? Imagine if you’d woken up this morning and you’d wet the bed. What would you do? Have a wash, put on clean clothes, ...
  • Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document, Edition 3 

    Coultas, Mimi; Iyer, Ruhil; Myers, Jamie (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-13)
    Frequent and proper handwashing with soap is vital to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In response, the Sanitation Learning Hub at the Institute of Development Studies has developed this Handwashing Compendium for Low ...

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