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    Local Government Leadership in Sanitation and Hygiene: Experiences and Learnings from West Africa

    G. Melloni / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2022
    Between July and October 2021, the Sanitation Learning Hub worked with government representatives and development partners to develop, share, and cross-analyse case studies looking at local system and government strengthening in four local government areas across West Africa: Benin (N’Dali commune), Ghana (Yendi municipal district), Guinea (Molota commune), and Nigeria (Logo LGA).
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    Galvanising and fostering sub-national government leadership for area-wide sanitation programming

    M. Chanzu, M. Coultas, R. Iyer, L. Karangwa, J. E. Kariuki, H. Kosugi, T. Meeuwissen, J. Myers, E. Mwende, P. Son, D. K. Ssemwanga / H2Open Journal, 2022
    Government leadership at both the national and sub-national levels is an essential step towards ensuring safely managed sanitation services for all. Though the importance of sub-national government leadership for water, sanitation and hygiene is widely acknowledged, to date much of the focus has been on the delivery of water services.
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    Rural sanitation and climate change: Putting ideas into practice

    J. Kohlitz, R. Iyer / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2021
    SDG 6.2 calls for sustainable sanitation for all before 2030. Yet over 2 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation facilities. Ensuring good sanitation and hygiene practices for everybody means ending open defecation, tackling existing challenges with access and use, and ensuring all sanitation facilities are safely managed.
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    The politics of property taxation: Fiscal infrastructure and electoral incentives in Brazil

    D. Christensen, F. Garfias / Southern Political Science Association, 2021
    Property titling enables tax collection and encourages private investment. Yet, governments across the developing world often fail to invest in land registration systems, such as cadastral maps, that record land ownership and values.
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    Property taxation in India: Issues impacting revenue performance and suggestions for reform

    R. Awasthi, M. Nagarajan, K. Deininger / Elsevier, 2021
    While property taxes are ideally suited for cities to generate own source revenue to provide services underpinning global competitiveness, the technical complexity of establishing tax rolls and administering them has traditionally been a deterrent to their more widespread use.
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    Understanding governance from the margins: What does it mean in practice?

    K. Barnes, C. Anderson, S. de Chassy, A Ahmed, M. Ali, M. M. Aung, E. Chaimite, A. Joshi, D. Khan, M. Loureiro, L. Posse, J. Rowlands, A. Shankland, R. Wazir / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2022
    What does governance look like ‘from below’ – from the perspectives of poor and marginalised households? How do patterns of conflict affect that? These were the questions at the heart of the Governance at the Margins research project. Over three years from 2017-2020 we worked to explore this through in-depth study in conflict-affected areas of Mozambique, Myanmar, and Pakistan.

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4th January 2022
A large part of the Sanitation Learning Hub’s (SLH) work is around research and learning to support gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in sanitation and hygiene programming.
29th November 2021
Has the pandemic allowed for more participation in important spaces by children and youth?Or have those spaces become less participatory with digital, financial, and geographical divides?
An illustration shows two children washing their hands in water that's emerged from a run-down toilet building.
5th November 2021
Click here to register for the webinarIt has been a long-standing goal of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) professionals to improve the health and lives of children.
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.
There is an illustration showing two women wading away in knee-high water, walking away from a flooded toilet. Two children watch.
6th July 2021
Join the Sanitation Learning Hub for a webinar on climate change and rural sanitation – putting ideas into practice.