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DocumentAnupma Verma, J.P. Shukla / 2021Community-Leave No One Behind (CLNOB) is a new participatory approach to identify both challenges and solutions in communities’ journeys towards ODF-S. It has been designed to be integrated into Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Grameen (SBM-G).DocumentAnupma Verma, J.P. Shukla, Ruhil Iyer / 2021In 2020, WSSCC’s India Support Unit (now UNOPS) piloted a new participatory approach called Community Leave No One Behind (CLNOB) to support the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) Phase II.DocumentKamal Adhikari, Bharat Adhikari, Sue Cavill, Santosh Mehrotra, Vijeta Rao, Matteus Van Der Velden / 2021Many governments in Asia and Africa have set ambitious target dates for their countries becoming open defecation free (ODF). Some have recently concluded national sanitation campaigns; a number of countries have campaigns underway; while others are in the conceptualising and planning process.DocumentSantosh Mehrotra / 2021In 2011, India had more phone users (around 54 per cent of households) and television access (33 per cent) in rural areas than people with access to tap water (31 per cent) and toilet facilities (31 per cent), according to Census 2011. This clearly indicates the failure of government programmes to change the centuries-old practice of defecation in the open.DocumentKamal Adhikari, Bharat Adhikari / 2021In 2011 Nepal set a national target of becoming an ODF country by 2017 by implementing the Sanitation and Hygiene Master Plan. This nation-wide Open Defecation Free (ODF) campaign had three milestones in terms of coverage of household toilets: 60 per cent by 2012/13, 80 per cent by 2014/15 and 100 per cent by 2016/17.DocumentMimi Coultas / 2021Following widespread decentralisation reforms, including across Africa, responsibility for sanitation & hygiene (S&H) often sits with sub-national governments.
23 November 2020A new IDS-led research project seeks to re-imagine sanitation in rapidly urbanising areas in Asia and Africa to help address the sanitation crisis, enhance off–grid economies and improve the well-being of poor and vulnerable women and men, and marginalised communities such as Dalits, migrants, sanitation workers and refugees.
1 July 2020Never has the need for social protection been greater. In response to the economic and social fallout of Covid-19, almost every country in the world has introduced or expanded programmes that support those who are most vulnerable.
27 May 2020On any given day, 300 million people around the world will be menstruating. This normal and natural biological process is a fact of – and fundamental to – life.
26th August 2021
The Sanitation Learning Hub is looking to capture country level and regional experiences, ideas, challenges and innovations from sanitation and hygiene practitioners through a series of blogs or short recordings.
30th April 2021
Researchers from the Sanitation Learning Hub have published a new report providing evidence and practical guidance for adapting projects to make them sustainable for the future.
10th February 2021
“I’m only a child and I don’t have all the solutions, but I want you to realise, neither do you.” Severn Cullis-Suzuki, 12 years old, Rio Earth Summit, 1992
6th January 2021
Gain the skills and knowledge to more effectively shape policy with evidence with IDS's online short course.
29th October 2020
A new IDS Bulletin examines the experiences of female-led activisms against sexual harassment in articles that cover 11 countries around the world, including Egypt, the Philippines and India.