Sustainability and Equity Aspects of Total Sanitation Programmes. A study of recent WaterAid-supported programmes in three countries. Global synthesis report.


This report outlines the experience of implementing community-wide open defecation-free sanitation programmes in rural areas in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Nigeria. The purpose of the study was to contribute to the global understanding of community-wide open defecation-free (ODF) approaches, with a focus on the extent to which these approaches result in sustained and equitable improvements in sanitation behaviour. The study also explored the additional factors that enhance the probability that ODF status will translate into entrenched behaviour change, as well as the capacity of communities to move onwards up the 'sanitation ladder'.

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WaterAid is an international charity working in 26 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region. WaterAid’s mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.

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