Fostering Collective Action to Improve Sanitation in Rural Cambodia

The publication voices the importance of social context and collective action as a mediating factor between programme implementation and its success. CRSHIP assesses the social factors that influenced sanitation uptake, indicating the efficiency of communities participating together with local community leaders or NGOs to work cohesively in achieving their S&H goals.

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Authors: Allison Salinger, MPH, Emory University; Reimar Macaranas, Chief Operations Officer, Causal Design; James Dumpert, Learning and Documentation Manager, WaterAid. Publication Date: June 2018 Publisher: CRSHIP No. of Pages: 8

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