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Key resource: Suivi, vérification et certification de l’ATPC : progrès et durabilité

Le suivi, la vérification et la certification sont essentiels pour garantir le succès et la durabilité des efforts en matière d’Assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC). Le suivi évalue et documente les progrès accomplis vers l’obtention du statut de fin de défécation à l’air libre (FDAL) et sa durabilité. La vérification et la certification confèrent un objectif aux communautés et aident les agences de mise en oeuvre et les pouvoirs publics à veiller à la cohérence et la fiabilité des résultats souhaités.

Date: 2 March 2017

Key resource: Rastrear Progresso e Sustentabilidade: Monitoria, Verificação e Certificação de CLTS

Monitoria, verificação e certificação são essenciais para garantir o êxito e a sustentabilidade dos esforços de Saneamento Total Liderado pela Comunidade (CLTS). A monitoria avalia e documenta o progresso realizado e a sustentabilidade do estatuto de Livre de Fecalismo a Céu Aberto (ODF). A verificação e a certificação definem uma meta para as comunidades e ajudam as agências implementadoras e os governos a garantir a coerência e a fiabilidade dos resultados desejados.

Date: 22 February 2017

Key resource: Tracking Progress and Sustainability: Monitoring, Verification and Certification of CLTS

Monitoring, verification and certification are essential for ensuring the success and sustainability of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) efforts. Monitoring assesses and documents progress towards and the sustainability of Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. Verification and certification provide a goal for communities and help implementing agencies and governments to ensure consistency and reliability of desired outcomes.

Date: 24 January 2017

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

What has worked for Bangladesh?

Over the past two decades Bangladesh has achieved significant successes around national sanitation coverage, through increased latrine access and sanitation education campaigns, which has resulted in a large part of the country’s population shifting away from open defecation to using household concrete-lined pit latrines.  In this post I provide an outline of changes in the sanitation situation in nine Bangladesh unions, mostly rural areas, over a period of five or more years, drawn from a recently published report from Plan Alternatives for Change LLC, ‘

National Guidelines for verification and certification of ODF communities

The Environmental Health and Sanitation Section of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, n collaboration with stakeholders of sanitation and hygiene, has developed these guidelines to facilitate systematic verification and certification of ODF communities in order to encourage sustainable behaviour change towards sanitation and hygiene at community level.
Date: 12 September 2016


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