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Understanding slippage #7: Eight recommendations going forward

Once we understand the complexities of slippage and the strategies to address it, how do we – as WASH practitioners – move forward?

Understanding slippage #6: Eight strategies to address and prevent it

When WASH practitioners understand the patterns and causes of slippage, they can devise innovative strategies to avoid it.

Understanding slippage #5: How should it be monitored?

Monitoring slippage should go beyond the numbers to truly understand behaviour change and community dynamics.

Understanding slippage #4: what are the most common patterns?

The Global Sanitation Fund has identified a number of slippage patterns, linked to factors that communities have significant, little or no control over.

Understanding slippage #3 : Communities and behaviour change

WSSCC explores community learning trajectories within the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) process, and how they relate to slippage.

Understanding slippage #2: Exploring its nuances

In the second of a seven-part series for WASH practitioners, we explore the nuances of slippage and its impact on communities.

Understanding ‘slippage’

Many WASH programmes are confronted with ‘slippage’. How should this issue be understood and addressed?

Sanitation and Hygiene Behaviour Change at Scale: Understanding Slippage

This paper explores how to discern slippage nuances and patterns, strategies to address, pre-empt and mitigate it as well as alternative monitoring systems that capture the complexity of slippage more fully.

Sustaining Sanitation and Hygiene in Madagascar: the Impact of the Pandemic

Interview with Dr Fano Randriamanantsoa By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Dr Fano Randriamanantsoa is the Community Mobilization Specialist at the Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), WSSCC’s Executing Agency in Madagascar. A medical doctor by training, Fano Randriamanantsoa has worked in the WASH sector for over ten years. His role with FAA is to coordinate […]

Villagers in Benin renew their commitment to sustainable sanitation and hyg...

A learning journey to fight against slippage By Francesca Nava PARAKOU, Benin –  A resounding chant to never go back to open defecation echoes across the Beninese village of Sondi as a group of sanitation professionals pays a visit to help community members realize the positive impact of sanitation and hygiene on their lives. “Mum, Dad, […]

Sanitation in Tanzania suffers setbacks as toilets damaged by heavy rains

High precipitation across East Africa attributed to unusually warm Indian Ocean By Aidani Tarimo and Charles Dickson As welcome as the life-giving rains are in Africa, they can also be a menace. Floods resulting from unusually heavy rainfall in Tanzania over recent months have forced thousands to flee their homes for higher ground and caused […]

Local leaders and volunteers convinced to end open defecation at villages i...

by Hoby Randrianimanana ANTSIAFABOSITRA, Madagascar – In 2018, the Madagascar programme of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) reported it had helped 2.1 million people become open defecation free (ODF). The programme, Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), had also provided 3.7 million with access to sanitation and handwashing facilities. In December 2019, FAA added to those […]

A precious stone stands in the way to stop open defecation

Madagascar’s rural communities tackle the ongoing migration challenge By Hoby Randrianimanana MIARY LAMATIHY, Madagascar – In a rural commune of Madagascar, villages that have once ended the practice of defecating in the open are now facing a major difficulty sustaining their open defecation free status. That is all because of a precious stone that was found […]

Stories from the field: accelerating CLTS through volunteer groups in Nigeria

WASHCOM members supporting latrine construction in Logo LGA, Nigeria. Credit: United Purpose   The RUSHPIN programme is scaling-up a successful formula for building an army of CLTS facilitators, which relies on supporting groups of Natural Leaders to deliver ODF communities much faster, cheaper, and more sustainably than through implementing partners alone. The process works like […]

New Study Shows Progress in Sustainability of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fun...

The study provides insights and recommendations for sustainability of open defecation free communities in Nepal

#FromTheArchives: Gaining – and Sustaining – Open Defecation Free Status

A pick of the documentation on achieving and sustaining ODF status in the WSSCC library

Don’t Feed Freddy! The Story Behind Freddy the Fly

The simple message is … Stop Feeding Freddy! Freddy explains the oral-faecal link, encouraging people to live open defecation free

Catalytic programming for scale and sustainability

The 2016 GSF Learning Event produced lessons on scale, sustainability, equality and monitoring for sanitation and hygiene programmes.

WSSCC members invited to join Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene

Members now benefit from automatic approval to join the WSSCC-hosted Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene (CoP) on LinkedIn

Learning beyond borders in East Africa

Through peer-to-peer learning, the Global Sanitation Fund is harnessing the immense amount of knowledge.

The GSF and sustainability

Sustainability is core to GSF-supported, country-led programmes.

Accelerating and sustaining behaviour change: New handbook launched at GSF ...

This week, GSF & FAA launched a new handbook on accelerating & sustaining the end of open defecation.

Scaling up and sustaining behaviour change

WASH practitioners are actively looking for ways to scale up and sustain sanitation and hygiene improvements.

Learning, progress and innovation: Sanitation and hygiene promotion in Mada...

Learn how the GSF-funded programme in Madagascar is promoting sustainability and achieving strong sanitation and hygiene results through a cycle of learning, progress and innovation. Download the complete case study or explore the sections below: The national context The latest report from the Joint Monitoring Programme of the United Nations Children’s Fund and World Health […]

Boosting dialogue on sanitation and hygiene behaviour change and sustainabi...

The WSSCC Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (CoP) and the global Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) launched an online learning event today on the topic, ‘Sanitation and hygiene behaviour change programming and sustainability: habit formation, slippage, and the need for long-term programming’. The learning event runs for three weeks from 22 […]

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Uganda

Covering 30 districts, the ‘Uganda Sanitation Fund’ (USF) enables communities to gain access to basic sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices.

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Togo

The programme in Togo is a key contributor to the national movement ‘Togo Sans Défécation à l’Air Libre’ (‘Open Defecation Free Togo’).

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Ethiopia

ESHIP aims to scale up WASH improvement across rural communities to help achieve national WASH goals.