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

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Three-Day Workshop on Rapid Action Learning (RAL) Report 

    Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative (WSSCC); Lohiya Swachh Bihar Abhiyan, Government of Bihar; Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-10-31)
    A state level workshop to share, learn and plan with quality and sustainability in the context of Swachh Bharat Mission was organised in Bihar on 29th to 31st October 2018. It brought together 75 participants from 10 ...
  • Two-Day National Learning and Planning Workshop on Open Defecation Free-Plus under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Report 

    Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India; Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative (WSSCC); Community-Led Total Sanitation, Institute of Development Studies (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-03-26)
    A two-day national level planning and learning on open defecation-free (ODF)-Plus in the context of Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBG-M) was organised in New Delhi on the 25th-26th March 2019. It brought together 120 ...
  • Getting to Swachh Bharat Gramin Faster Through Rapid Action Learning and Sharing: A Rapid Action Learning and Sharing Workshop on Innovations in Rural Sanitation 

    Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India; Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC); Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (Institute of Development Studies, 2015-08-19)
    The two-day National Workshop on Rapid Action Learning and Sharing of Innovations in Rural Sanitation highlighted various best practices and innovations that are helping achieve the outcomes envisaged under Swachh Bharat ...
  • Learning in the Sanitation and Hygiene Sector 

    House, Sarah (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-31)
    This SLH Learning Brief summarises the key learning from a rapid topic exploration on how the sanitation and hygiene (S&H) sector learns horizontally as well as from communities. This is to understand the processes used, ...
  • Review of Household Use of Septic Tanks and Fecal Sludge Management in Rural India 

    Ganesan, Prathibha (Institute of Development Studies, 2017-09-15)
    Septic Tanks (ST) are scientifically designed structures used for primary treatment of liquid waste with settleable solids. In India, Bureau of Indian Standards provided the specifications for the construction of an ST. ...
  • Bangladesh’s Sanitation Achievements and the Second Generation Challenges 

    Hanchett, Suzanne (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-02-23)
    Toilets and related sanitation systems can prevent the spread of diarrhoeal diseases and faecally-transmitted infections threatening young children’s lives. Bangladesh increased sanitation coverage remarkably rapidly due ...
  • Sanitation in Bangladesh: Revolution, Evolution, and New Challenges 

    Hanchett, Suzanne (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-05-01)
    Bangladesh is a hub of sanitation experimentation and model-building. It is internationally recognised as the place where Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) first succeeded in eliminating open defecation (OD) from whole ...
  • Learning in the Sanitation and Hygiene Sector 

    House, Sarah (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-08)
    This SLH Learning Paper summarises the key learning from a rapid topic exploration on 'Learning in the Sanitation and Hygiene Sector'. The study looked at how people in the WASH sector learn, the processes utilised and ...
  • Natural Leaders’ Networks in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh 

    Rao, Vijeta (Institute of Development Studies, 2015-01-15)
    This study, carried out by Vijeta Rao, looked at the work of Natural Leaders in two states in India, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It seeks to understand the feasibility of forming Natural Leaders into a network to ...
  • Rural Sanitation and CLTS Monitoring and Evaluation: Experiences of Post-Certification Monitoring in West and Central Africa 

    Diallo, Tidiane (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07)
    This Sanitation and Hygiene Hunter-Gatherer Thematic Notes discusses the challenges and potential solutions in relation to post-ODF monitoring in West and Central Africa. The ultimate goal of CLTS is to end open defecation ...
  • Un assainissement durable pour tous: Expériences, défis et innovations 

    Bongartz, Petra; Vernon, Naomi; Fox, John (Practical Action Publishing, 2016-07-06)
    Ce livre s’attache à décrire la mosaïque de paysages de durabilité de l’ATPC et de l’assainissement en faisant référence aux Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) et en prenant des exemples tirés d’Afrique et d’Asie ; ...

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