The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has announced a Call For Proposals (CFP) for grant support for work relating to the ‘design and implementation of impact evaluation of sanitation and hygiene programmes’. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2014.
DUBAI, 8 May 2014 (IRIN) - Inequalities in access to clean drinking water and sanitation persist and in some cases are getting worse, although close to two billion people globally have gained access to clean drinking water and sanitation since 1990, according to new data from the World Health Organization and the UN Children’s Fund.
This set of case studies address the various components of the GSF programme through real life stories. Behavior change and awareness creation in sanitary practice, demand generation, strengthened supply chain, and challenges of sustainability in investments and behaviours are highlighted.
Sanitation is often regarded to as the ugly distant cousin of Water Supply.
Organizations, national governments and multi-lateral/bi-lateral agencies have attempted various approaches to close the sanitation gap and thus, hopefully, bringing millions of households closer to owning an improved latrine.
Inspired by Ned Breslin's "Naked Truth" episode on Micro-finance Loans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnNPgtx7mdY ), Water For People-Malawi takes a step back and asks some probing questions about the effectiveness of micro-financing sanitation.
Water For People-Malawi takes a step back and asks some probing questions about the effectiveness of micro-financing sanitation. Through one woman's story , Water For People looks beyond the repayment/default ratios and statistics to understand whether micro-finance can catalyze a longer term relationship between humans and their toilets.