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Long-Term Sustainability of Improved Sanitation in Rural Bangladesh

Long-Term Sustainability of Improved Sanitation in Rural Bangladesh
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). October 2011
  • This technical report presents the key findings from a research aimed at identifying the degree to which sanitation behaviors and facilities has been sustained in Union Parishads that were declared open defecation-free (ODF) at least four and a half years ago; the level of sanitation programming that has been sustained in these Union Parishads; if there are perceived benefits of being ODF and have they contributed to sustained latrine use; the degree to which private sector sanitation service providers have been sustained, and whether household access to them contributes to sustained latrine use; and lastly, identifying other factors that might work in favor or against sustained sanitation behaviors and facilities. The document extracts some lessons from the Bangladesh experience that could inform sanitation strategies in other countries, particularly those struggling to increase access to basic sanitation in rural areas.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Bangladesh
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Community management, Perceptions, Practices and habits , Rural areas, Sanitation
  • Main target audience: Community leaders, Development agencies, Local governments
  • Main purpose: Advocacy
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Survey results, Technical report
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Published in 2015