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

Recent Submissions

  • Mainstreaming Climate Risks into Rural Sanitation Programming in Lao PDR 

    Kumar, Avni; Kohlitz, Jeremy; Willetts, Juliet (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-11-10)
    Despite climate change being a major concern for the sanitation sector, rural sanitation remains neglected in the wider discussions of climate impacts on WASH services. Also, the voices of vulnerable individuals, households, ...
  • Inclusive Participatory Research Through Photovoice: A Study on WASH and Nutrition in Afar, Ethiopia 

    Kelln, Jocelyn; Richter, Line; Fostvedt-Mills, Christine (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-10)
    Designing effective interventions requires the inclusion and buy-in of beneficiary communities; however, because of constraints and context, fully participatory research can be challenging. The Afar people of northern ...
  • Impact of Climate Hazards on Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Practices in Burkina Faso 

    Iyer, Ruhil; Pare Toe, Léa (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2022-08)
    Despite climate change being a major concern for the sanitation sector, rural sanitation remains neglected in the wider discussions of climate impacts on WASH services. Also, the voices of vulnerable individuals, ...
  • Emerging Practice for the Engagement of Men and Boys in WASH 

    Bongomin, Godfrey; Huggett, Chelsea; Jain, Juhi; Lala, Sunetra; Poilapa, Relvie; Lee, Elis; Morrison, Chloe; Noerdiyanti, Novika; Sanderson, Rosie; Roy, Proshanto (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2022-07-11)
    This document accompanies Frontiers of Sanitation: Engaging men for gender transformative WASH, Part 2, which explores the extent to which engaging men and boys in WASH processes is leading to transformative change in ...
  • Engaging Men and Boys for Gender-Transformative WASH 

    Cavill, Sue; Huggett, Chelsea; Mott, Jose (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2022-07-11)
    This issue of Frontiers of Sanitation explores the extent to which engaging men and boys in WASH processes is leading to transformative change in gender roles, attitudes, and sustainable change in reducing gender inequalities ...
  • WASH and Older People 

    Cavill, Sue; Chuktu, Nanpet; Farrington, Michelle; Hiscock, Diana; Muturi, Caroline; Nath, Priya; Staunton, Marion (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-03)
    There are estimated to be around 900 million older adults (aged 60 years and above), around 13 per cent of the world population. The COVID-19 pandemic helped shed light on the specific needs of older people as a group ...
  • Bringing WASH into the Water–Energy–Food Nexus in Humanitarian Settings 

    Srivastava, Shilpi; Allouche, Jeremy; Price, Roz; Nelis, Tina (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-02-16)
    This paper examines the water–energy–food (WEF) nexus in a humanitarian context, with a specific focus on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). It highlights the complex and non-linear interactions that WASH has with other ...
  • Local Government Leadership in Sanitation and Hygiene: Experiences and Learnings from West Africa 

    Melloni, Gian (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-01-31)
    Between July and October 2021, the Sanitation Learning Hub worked with government representatives and development partners to develop, share, and cross-analyse case studies looking at local system and government strengthening ...
  • Exploring the Intersection of Sanitation, Hygiene, Water, and Health in Pastoralist Communities in Northern Tanzania 

    Barasa, Violet; Waldman, Linda (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-01-31)
    This paper explores access to water, sanitation, and health in pastoral communities in northern Tanzania. It argues that the concept of gender, used on its own, is not enough to understand the complexities of sanitation, ...
  • Accessible Sanitation in the Workplace – Important Considerations for Disability-Inclusive Employment in Nigeria and Bangladesh 

    Thompson, Stephen; Adekoya, Rasak; Mallick, Utpal; Adaji, Omojo; Rakib, Abdur; Carew, Mark (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-01-27)
    This paper explores the relationship between accessible sanitation and disability-inclusive employment in Bangladesh and Nigeria. Both countries have sanitation and hygiene challenges as well as disability-inclusive ...
  • Comprehensive Social Protection Programming: What is the Potential for Improving Sanitation Outcomes? 

    Roelen, Keetie; Rodriguez, Karol (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-01-27)
    Millions of people around the world do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities, undermining progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 6.2 that calls for adequate and equitable sanitation for all. Efforts to ...
  • Monitoring and Evaluation for Rural Sanitation and Hygiene: Framework 

    Robinson, Andy (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2021-12)
    The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) Guidelines and Framework presented in this document (and in the accompanying M&E Indicator Framework) aim to encourage stakeholders in the rural sanitation and hygiene sector to take ...
  • Report on Webinar Series: Sanitation Programmes Throughout and Beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic 

    Melloni, Gian (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2021-12-09)
    In discussions on sanitation and Covid-19, the continuity of long-term sanitation goals throughout and beyond the pandemic has been rarely considered. To respond to this gap, the Sanitation Learning Hub (SLH) and UNICEF ...
  • Sanitation, Hygiene and Environmental Cleanliness for Child Development 

    Macintyre, Alison; Strachan, Clare (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-23)
    This Frontiers of Sanitation draws on the Transformative WASH concept to explore and outline what may be required of WASH implementation stakeholders in efforts to support child development outcomes. The Frontiers explores ...
  • Call to Action: Building Momentum around Climate Change in Rural Sanitation 

    Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies; Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney (The Sanitation Learning Hub and Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney, 2021-11)
    On 28th October 2021, the Sanitation Learning Hub (Institute of Development Studies) and the Institute for Sustainable Futures (University of Technology Sydney) convened a workshop that brought together rural sanitation ...
  • “The Door has Opened”: Moving Forward with Menstrual Health Programming in Bangladesh 

    Warrington, Siobhan; Coultas, Mimi; Das, Mitali; Nur, Effat (Emerald Publishing Limited, 2021-10-25)
    Purpose: In Bangladesh, as elsewhere, menstruation is surrounded by stigma, silence, and shame. Despite being a critical part of women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), it remains significantly ...
  • 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 ...

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