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The CLTS Knowledge Hub website is no longer being updated you can access timely, relevant and action-orientated sanitation and hygiene resources and information at the new site.


Key resource: Re-framing Undernutrition: Faecally-Transmitted Infections and the 5 As (IDS Working Paper 450)

In this IDS Working Paper, Robert Chambers (CLTS Knowledge Hub, IDS) and Gregor von Medeazza (UNICEF) argue for a more inclusive framework for thinking about and dealing with undernutrition.  One concept is FTIs (faecally-transmitted infections).  This is designed to avoid the reductionisms of faecal-oral infections, waterborne diseases, and the focus on the diarrhoeas to the neglect of less dramatic and less measurable FTIs especially environmental enteropathy.  A second concept is the 5 As – availability and access which both have oral associations, and absorption, antibodies and allopath

Date: 31 October 2014

Calls for applications! Challenging Contexts for Sanitation and Hygiene Programming

The Sanitation Learning Hub at the Institute of Development Studies, UNICEF and WaterAid are commissioning a piece of work to review current approaches to implementation in challenging contexts. The aim is to map rural sanitation approaches and guidance currently being used in the sector which aim to target those ‘hardest to reach’ populations, drawing out any emerging lessons in order to provide practical guidance.

Read the Terms of Reference and application details below. Deadline for applications is May 6th 2020.

Calling all early career WASH professionals!

The Sanitation Learning Hub (previously known as the CLTS Knowledge Hub - new website coming soon) is pleased to announce that we have funding available to support a small number of early career practitioners and/or researchers to attend and present at the 42nd WEDC International Conference 7th-10th September 2020 at Loughborough University, UK. The funding will cover all costs related to conference registration, travel, accommodation and food.

Why are support mechanisms in rural sanitation programming important?

In this blog I give recommendations for introducing additional support mechanisms into rural sanitation programming. It includes some great case studies from Vietnam, Zambia and Tanzania where support mechanisms have been successfully combined with community-led processes to support the most disadvantaged people gain access to sanitation facilities.

Video: Robert Chambers on Rapid Action Learning in India

In this WASH Talks video Robert Chambers talks about the use of Rapid Action Learning (RAL) workshops, immersive research and participatory mapping methodologies in India with the purpose of checking what is actually happening on the ground, and learning from this, in relation to the national Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) (SBM-G) (clean India mission).

Date: 11 September 2019


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