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

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rapid Action Learning for Sanitation and Hygiene Programming 

    Chambers, Robert; Vernon, Naomi; Myers, Jamie (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-21)
    This issue of Frontiers of Sanitation describes four Rapid Action Learning approaches that have been developed and tested in India by IDS and partners to support the Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin, and encourages others ...
  • Report on One Day National Workshop for Sharing and Learning IEC and Capacity Building Initiatives for ODF-Plus and ODF Sustainability under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) 

    Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India; Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative (WSSCC); CLTS Knowledge Hub, Institute of Development Studies (Institute of Development Studies (IDS), 2019-02-19)
    A report on a national level workshop to share, learn and plan on Information, Education and Communication (IEC) and Capacity building initiatives for open defecation-free (ODF)-Plus and ODF Sustainability in the context ...
  • Two-Day Rapid Action Learning (RAL) Workshop Report: Kodarma, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Deoghar, Saraikela, Dumka 

    Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative (WSSCC); Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-09-19)
    A two-day Regional Rapid Action Learning (RAL) Workshop to share, learn and plan for the implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) with quality and sustainability, was convened by Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative ...
  • Achieving District-Wide Quality and Sustainability with the SBM-G Across Uttar Pradesh: A Rapid Action Sharing, Learning and Planning Workshop Report 

    Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative (WSSCC); Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Varanasi Division, Government of Uttar Pradesh (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-01-13)
    A regional workshop to share, learn and plan with quality and sustainability in the context of Swachh Bharat Mission was held in Varanasi on 11th to 13th January 2018. It brought together 75 participants from seven districts ...
  • Report of the Regional Workshop to Share, Learn and Plan with Quality and Sustainability of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) (SBM-G) 

    Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative (WSSCC); Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Divisional Swachh Bharat Team, Moradabad (Institute of Development Studies, 2017-09-13)
    This Regional Workshop to share, learn and plan with quality and sustainability in the context of Swachh Bharat  Mission (Gramin) was held at Moradabad division on 11th to 13th September 2017, with 103 participants from 9 ...

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