The Dutch WASH Alliance aims to establish sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene systems that can easily be replicated and scaled up. Within the domain of sanitation, we are creating a functioning WASH market and WASH public sector aiming to increase access to improved sanitation facilities. We support partner organisations that work on demand creation (amongst users); involve WASH entrepreneurs and financial institutions (a working private sector); and support the development of a working public sector. As an Alliance, this is what we refer to as “system change”. To realise system change, WASH Alliance partner WASTE has developed a unique approach called the Diamond Business Approach.
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- Re: studies on MHM and schoolgirls' health and schooling - by: JenniferRubli December 7, 2016Hello Penny and others, This is such a great discussion happening here! The issue of deliberate absenteeism is interesting and very important, especially as, as has been mentioned in this thread, in the virtual MHM conference, and in several recent studies, absenteeism does not seem to be a valid indicator; an RCT in Nepal (Oster & Thornton, 2010) showed […]
- Re: studies on MHM and schoolgirls' health and schooling - by: Camilla December 7, 2016Dear Penny, I appreciate your elaborate answer. Thank you. We also encounter similar difficulties in regards to attendance. In complete agreement regarding doing research focusing on "self-efficacy, self-esteem, dignity, well-being, ability to concentrate in class". When I worked with Peepoople we did a nice SROI study. I like that methodology. Wha […]
- Re: studies on MHM and schoolgirls' health and schooling - by: PennyPH December 7, 2016Dear Camilla Many thanks for your interest and response. Regarding the question - why has the cup not shown clear evidence of a reduction in absence is an important observation. we concluded we did not have adequate reporting on absence in any of the groups to analyse the effect. We try to address the absence question in our 'discussion' section - […]
- Re: How can companies incentivise sanitation - by: magdalenabauer December 7, 2016Dear Sandhya, the points you mentioned sound plausible. I have 2 questions concerning your comment. 1. Can you elaborate a bit more on the volunteering program you mentioned first? Any concrete example? Do you have any stories from partners? As Sujoy pointed out, we all would really be interested on corporate view and their motivation. 2. Do you think microf […]
- Re: Sanitation for the Homeless in the US - by: markllo December 7, 2016I've been spending 2-3 hours a week in one of the local encampments in Seattle. I have 5 toilets deployed, and thought they are being used and they are fairly simple units people still have problems operating them. I've found that homeless camps have unique challenges. Village type solutions where there is any training at all are not feasible. If y […]
- Re: studies on MHM and schoolgirls' health and schooling - by: JenniferRubli December 7, 2016
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