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Getting to Swachh Bharat Gramin faster through rapid action learning and sharing: workshop report

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This note summarizes outputs, conclusions and follows up actions from the Rapid Action Learning and Sharing Workshop on Innovations in Rural Sanitation organized by The Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Government of India in collaboration with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the CLTS Knowledge Hub at the Institute of Development Studies, and held in Bhopal, India from 18-19th August 2015.

Against the background of the enormous scale, diversity, complexity, obstinacy and urgency of the problem of rural sanitation and poor hygiene behaviour, and the failures of earlier programmes, innovation was seen as vital and rapid action learning and changing as a promising way forward for getting to Swachh Bharat faster and better. The purposes of this workshop were:

  1. To learn from experiences and provide space for the sharing of promising innovations, methods, processes and approaches.
  2. To collect and make available case-studies of what has worked, and to reflect on challenges and lessons learnt
  3. To enable States to assess the potential of rapid action learning and decide on follow up actions they may wish to undertake.
  4. To learn through the workshop process itself more about how innovations and learning can be identified, harvested and shared.

Download the short report from the workshop in Bhopal.

Download the full report

Date: 1 September 2015