Recently published sanitation studies & reports

Towards Gender Equality through Sanitation Access. UN Women, 2016.
This discussion paper reviews the extensive literature on sanitation to show that inadequate access to this basic service prevents the realization of a range of human rights and of gender equality.

Financing Sanitation for Low-Income Urban Communities: Lessons from the Center for Community Organization and Development (CCODE) and the Federation in Malawi. International Institute for Environment and Development, 2016.
By utilizing social capital and promoting ecological sanitation, an organization in Malawi has enabled thousands of urban poor households to afford better toilets. This study shows that the CCODE model could do this for most of Malawi’s urban poor.

Association of Safe Disposal of Child Feces and Reported Diarrhea in Indonesia: Need for Stronger Focus on a Neglected Risk. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, March 2016.
This study examines the association between diarrhea in children aged less than 24 months with WASH interventions and population characteristics.

Webinar on the Partial Usage of Toilets, April 7, 2016. Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Knowledge Hub, March 2016.
The CLTS Knowledge Hub will be offering a free webinar on the issue of partial usage of toilets and why some members of a household continue to defecate in the open.

Process Evaluation of the National Sanitation Campaign of Tanzania, 2011-2015. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE), 2016.
This report summarizes the findings of an evaluation of the Government of Tanzania’s National Sanitation Campaign that was conducted by SHARE researchers and partners.

Determinants of Usage of Communal Sanitation Facilities in Informal Settlements of Kisumu, Kenya. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE), 2016.
This study found that such factors as location/siting, inadequate maintenance, economic aspects, and gender issues influence the use of communal facilities. The paper concludes by summarizing implications for policy, practice and research.

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