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What Does It Take to Scale Up Rural Sanitation?

What Does It Take to Scale Up Rural Sanitation?
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). July 2012
  • This Working Paper synthesizes the work of the WSP in operationalizing sustainable rural sanitation and shares lessons learned. Key components are introduced and illustrated with examples from the field: Chapter I. 'Overview' shares the sector context that shaped WSP's approach to rural sanitation; the status of rural sanitation in countries where the program was initially implemented; and introduces the programmatic and operational approaches that have been tested at scale; Chapter II. 'Programmatic Approaches to Create Demand, Change Behaviours, and Increase Supply' offers an overview to programmatic approaches that have been combined and tested to create demand, change behaviours, and improve supply chains: Community-Led Total Sanitation, Behaviour Change Communication, and Sanitation Marketing. Sections introduce the basic methodology for these approaches, illustrated by examples from fieldwork; Chapter III. 'Operationalizing the Programmatic Approach for Service Delivery at Scale' looks at the roles of national and local government and the local private sector, and discusses strategies to strengthen the enabling environment and build capacity to achieve and sustain improvements in rural sanitation; Chapter IV. 'From Learning to Knowledge to Action' highlights some of the strategies that were used to generate, disseminate, and apply evidence-based learning, and key lessons to date; Chapter V. 'Conclusion' reflects back and looks ahead to next-generation learning questions.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia, India, Indonesia, Tanzania (United Republic of)
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Capacity building, Financing, Marketing, Rural areas, Sanitation, Small-scale providers, Utility services
  • Main target audience: Community, Governments, Local communities, Local governments, Service providers
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Communication
  • Type of resource: Lessons learned, Resource guide, Working paper
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Published in 2014