Sanitation, financial incentives and health spillovers: A cluster randomised trial

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (USAID/WASHPaLS) engaged Thrive Networks Global to examine the effectiveness of targeted output-based rural sanitation subsidies in Laos. Drawing on the finding that financial subsidies have changed behavior in other health contexts, WASHPaLS conducted a clustered randomised trial in 160 villages in Laos to evaluate the effectiveness of combining financial incentives with Community-led Total Sanitation, a widely-conducted behavior change program. As a result of this work, Thrive published the article "Sanitation, financial incentives and health spillovers: A cluster randomised trial."