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CLTS in the East Asia and Pacific Region: Progress, Lessons and Directions

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Children in Yar Gyi Daw Village, Myanmar, confirm that they now have a toilet at home

A review of the status of community-led sanitation implementation in East Asia and Pacific. Commissioned by UNICEF, Plan, WaterAid and WSP, this report has been produced based on experiences and lessons on the implementation of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) from Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar,Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, and Viet Nam.

Drawing extensively on the country-level experiences and data, this report provides insights into some of the CLTS success factors, and offers recommendations for better strategic planning to support wider and better quality uptake of CLTS in these countries. The document also provides an up-to-date summary of CLTS status, lessons and experiences from the region, and aims to help in accelerating efforts for reaching open defecation free (ODF) status and universal sanitation and hygiene improvement.

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(March 2013)

Date: 30 May 2013
Kiribati ,
Papua New Guinea,
Solomon Islands ,
Timor Leste (East Timor),