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Key resource: Retrofitting: The Next Step for the Swachh Bharat Mission?

Retrofitting of toilets is a complex and challenging stream of work and is included as one of the main components of Open Defecation Free-Sustainability (ODF-S) plans under Swachh Bharat Mission- Gramin (SBM-G) (clean India mission - rural). However, minimal data is available about the number of toilets that need to be retrofitted. Furthermore, the typologies of retrofitting needs are largely unclear. Few surveys have been carried out to date, and those that do exist provide conflicting or incomplete data.     

Date: 21 November 2019

Key resource: Innovations pour l’assainissement urbain: Adapter les approches pilotées par la communauté

Plus de la moitié des occupants de la planète habitent désormais en milieu urbain et une forte proportion d'entre eux vit sans assainissement amélioré. Dans les zones rurales, les efforts déployés pour lutter contre la défécation en plein air ont été dirigés par le mouvement de l'Assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC). Toutefois, comment les techniques de mobilisation de la communauté prônées par l'ATPC peuvent-elles être adaptées aux situations plus complexes des zones urbaines ?

Date: 7 February 2019

Targeting the poor in sanitation and hygiene programs through result-based financing in Vietnam

Over the past decade or so, donors have increasingly sought to link their financing to results on the ground, and focus on interventions towards the poor. In sanitation, this effort has mostly taken the form of pilot operations through government agencies; only a handful of schemes have involved international non-governmental organisations (INGOs). This discussion paper shows how the INGO East Meets West (EMW) pioneered the use of output-based aid (OBA) type incentives to ensure sustainability and better poverty targeting in Vietnam.

Date: 4 November 2019

Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid (CHOBA): Project Completion Report

This project completion report synthesises lessons learned from the implementation of the Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid (CHOBA) project between 2012 and 2016. The objective of the project was to use an output-based approach (OBA) to accelerate household ownership of hygienic latrines, with a focus on the rural poor in Vietnam and Cambodia. The project was implemented by the East Meets West Foundation (EMW). 

Date: 4 November 2019

Blog: AfricaSan 5: Financing sanitation and hygiene in Africa while leaving no one behind

The AfricaSan 5 Conference was recently held in Cape Town, South Africa. Every three years it reunites policy-makers, development partners, donors and the private sector to discuss some of the most compelling issues of the sanitation and hygiene sector in order to look for joint learning, new opportunities and shared paths forward. This post presents some of the main discussions about financing the sector in Africa that were featured during the week and concludes with some reflections on how the sector can be financed while leaving no one behind.

Blog/Video: Celebrating Gender Transformative Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Vietnam

In Vietnam, many women face challenges accessing WASH services and facilities; lack of funds and information, exclusion from decision-making, poorly designed facilities along with restrictive gender norms all create barriers.

Blog: Taking Concrete Actions to Leave No One Behind: Government of Ghana Pro-Poor Policies and Sanitation Guidelines for Targeting the Poor and Vulnerable

Despite Ghana’s progress in recent years — it is the fastest growing economy in Africa — it is one of the lowest ranked countries in terms of access to basic sanitation worldwide. Out of the total population, 10% use unimproved sanitation facilities, 21% have access to basic sanitation facilities, 13% practice open defecation and 45% use a limited or shared sanitation facilities.

Guidelines for Targeting the Poor and Vulnerable for Sanitation Services in Ghana

Global Communities Ghana, with funding from USAID, as part of the WASH for Health project has been collaborating with the Government of Ghana Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources to develop Guidelines for Targeting the Poor and Vulnerable for Basic Sanitation Services in Ghana. These guidelines were published in June 2018. The partnership also produced a video highlighting the need for such Guidelines.

Date: 12 February 2019


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