community-led total sanitation

Report

Information and Communication Technology for Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS): A Landscape Assesment

The USAID Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) Project carried out this landscape assessment of information communication technology (ICT) use cases in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector as an initial step toward understanding the demand and potential use for development or customization of a technology solution to support large-scale implementation and/or monitoring of CLTS programs.

Project

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for Health

Despite recent sanitation successes and the introduction of promising technologies, roughly 85 percent of Ghanaians still lack access to improved sanitation. This gap in coverage has led to recurring cholera outbreaks in recent years. Ghana is now tackling its sanitation challenges with renewed vigor, and intensifying efforts to scale up sanitation improvements nationwide with the help of the USAID-funded Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for Health initiative 

LiteratureReview

An Examination of CLTS's Contributions Toward Universal Sanitation

Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is a revolutionary idea and an inspiring practice. The enthusiasm of its many adherents in government and civil society is understandable. This desk review examines the refereed and gray literature on CLTS,1 with the central objective of assessing the knowledge base on best practices and identifying evidence gaps to inform the project’s research agenda (to generate findings that improve policy and practice).

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Angola Community-Managed Water and Sanitation Project

USAID’s Community-Managed Water and Sanitation project improves water governance. Through a system of community water management activities, we help ensure affordability of water for consumers and the maintenance of water infrastructures. An important component of this system is creation and empowerment of community water and sanitation management structures through social mobilization. We also assist local administrations to plan and implement the system in their jurisdiction.

Event

Webinar Announcement: Toward a Hygienic Environment for Infants and Young Children

USAID is holding a webinar to discuss findings from the recent report, Toward a Hygienic Environment for Infants and Young Children: A Review of the Literature.

USAID recently completed this review of the scientific and grey literature to capture the state of knowledge of the health risks to infants and young children from fecal exposure in their home environments, focusing on historically underemphasized sources and transmission pathways not disrupted by the traditional suite of WASH measures.

Focus Area Topic

Sanitation and Hygiene

Sanitation is more than just toilets, it encompasses the facilities, behaviors, and services that prevent diseases caused by contact with human waste. Hygiene refers to behaviors that can improve cleanliness and lead to good health.

Why it Matters