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    Norms, Knowledge and Usage

    R. Chambers, J. Myers / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Toilet quality, maintenance and accessibility can be factors in partial usage, but recent evidence points to mindsets, social norms and cultural preferences as also playing a significant role.
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    Equality and Non-Discrimination (EQND) in Sanitation Programmes at Scale (Part 1 of 2)

    S. House, S. Cavill, S. Ferron / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    As a sector, we want to be better at reaching the unreached and not only ensure that the rights of people who may be disadvantaged are met, but also make better use of their skills, knowledge and contributions as part of sanitation programmes globally.
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    Engaging Men and Boys in Sanitation and Hygiene Programmes

    S. Cavill, J. Mott, P. Tyndale-Biscoe, M. Bond, C. Huggett, E. Wamera / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    This review focuses on the roles and impacts of men and boys on sanitation and hygiene (S&H): how to engage them effectively, how to mobilise them as allies in the transformation of S&H outcomes, and the problems they contribute to and experience.
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    Rural Sanitation in Africa: Challenges, Good Practices and Ways Forward

    J. Myers / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    This edition presents a range of promising initiatives for addressing the challenges involved in securing universal access to safely managed sanitation, showcasing ideas that can inspire and be adapted to different country contexts.
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    Support Mechanisms to Strengthen Equality and Non-Discrimination (EQND) in Rural Sanitation (Part 2 of 2)

    J. Kohlitz, N. Carrard, J. Willetts / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    Looking at 50 programmes that used support mechanisms, this rapid review emphasises the importance of monitoring, evaluating and knowledge-sharing processes in building an evidence base for facilitating equitable rural sanitation outcomes.
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    Covid-19: Community Resilience in Urban Informal Settlements

    Michael Collyer, Diana Mitlin, Shahaduz Zaman, Robert Wilson / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2021
    Around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated differences that already existed. Health outcomes and the economic impacts of resulting lockdowns have not been evenly distributed and inequalities have deepened.

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