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Micro-Planning for CLTS: Experience from Kenya

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Micro-planning is a tool often used in the context of decentralisation to guide decisions and to monitor the achievement of objectives. It has been used in a variety of sectors including planning  immunization to reach target children as well as in education to reach out-of-school children. The devolution of sanitation service delivery to county-level in Kenya presented an opportunity to strengthen planning and monitoring of CLTS programming. The Ministry of Health adapted and tested the micro-planning tool in two counties, with technical assistance from UNICEF, and later scaled it up to the entire country covering all of 47 counties. This Field Note presents the steps in micro-planning and discusses the challenges and successes of the process.

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This Field Note is part of the UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Sanitation and Hygiene Learning Series, designed to improve knowledge of best practice and lessons learnt in sanitation and hygiene programming across the Region. The series has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationin support of improved knowledge management in the sanitation sector. The documents in this series cover the following topics:

  •             CLTS at-scale
  •             Small towns sanitation
  •             Mobile-enabled sanitation and hygiene programming
  •             Regional supply chains for sanitation
  •             Sanitation marketing
  •             Handwashing with soap
  •             CLTS in fragile contexts
Date: 20 July 2015