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Exploring the Business Case for Corporate Action on Sanitation. White paper
  • Exploring the Business Case for Corporate Action on Sanitation. White paper
  • United Nations Global Compact. September 2014
  • This white paper explores why action on sanitation is a moral imperative for companies around the world, and why there is also a good business case for making it so. It discusses the business risks resulting from a lack of sanitation, and the business opportunities and benefits offered by sanitation interventions. The paper focuses on unpacking the business drivers for action on sanitation as well as on presenting a framework for how companies can support sanitation objectives.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Corporate Social Responsibility, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Education, Health, Hygiene, Open defecation, Risk management, Sanitation, Water supply

What Influences Open Defecation and Latrine Ownership in Rural Households?: Findings from a Global Review
  • What Influences Open Defecation and Latrine Ownership in Rural Households?: Findings from a Global Review
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2014
  • This global review of formative research studies identifies a number of commonalities across countries and regions, as well as a number of emerging themes that positively and negatively influence sanitation behaviours. Although some differences are found across countries, in general themes coalesced around facets of opportunity, ability, and motivation. The document suggests a numbers of factors which serve to promote positive sanitation behaviours, including changing social norms, challenging perceptions of latrine affordability, fostering positive latrine a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Open defecation, Rural areas, Sanitation

Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation. 2014 update
  • Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation. 2014 update
  • WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP). May 2014
  • This Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation report evaluates access to drinking-water and sanitation worldwide and progress towards related targets under Millennium Development Goal 7 "to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation". Section 1 presents the status of and trends in access to improved drinking water sources and sanitation. Section 2 provides a snapshot of inequalities in access to improved drinking water sources and sanitation. Section 3 presents efforts to strengthen...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Education, Equity, Hygiene, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Open defecation, Post-2015 agenda, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas

WASH Post-2015 proposed targets and indicators for drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene
  • WASH Post-2015 proposed targets and indicators for drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2014
  • This document summarizes the latest proposals for post-2015 targets developed by global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) stakeholders. In May 2011, anticipating the debate that would inevitably arise about what should succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF convened a global stakeholder meeting to consider which targets and indicators would be appropriate for drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) post-2015.
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Equity, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Open defecation, Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Water availability, Water services, Water supply

Pathway to Success  Compendium of Best Practices in Rural Sanitation in India
  • Pathway to Success Compendium of Best Practices in Rural Sanitation in India
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2014
  • The 2nd volume of the Compendium of Best Practices on Rural Sanitation is a continuation of the 1st volume, titled 'From Dreams to Reality', released in 2010. The 16 success stories documented in this Compendium can be lessons of inspiration and serve as models for various Gram Panchayats, Districts, and States across India in overcoming hurdles and obstacles in rural sanitation in various fields as diverse as Community Participation, Sustainability, Resource Mobilization, Solid and Liquid Waste Management, Program Implementation, Information, Education and C...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Communication, Community management, Community participation, Disease, Education, Financing, Hygiene, Monitoring, Open defecation, Participation, Practices and habits , Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water management, Water treatment

UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2014
  • UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2014
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). February 2014
  • This overview summarises UNICEF's Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) in reflection of 2013 and throughout 2014. It includes detailed infographics demonstrating the distribution of children in crisis globally and the projected funding required for 2014. The largest part of the HAC focus goes to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives at 28% of the total spending. The overview provides a detailed insight into the structure of UNICEF's commitments and priorities
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Children, Education, Financing, Health, Hygiene, Open defecation, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

Sanitation and externalities: evidence from early childhood health in rural India
  • Sanitation and externalities: evidence from early childhood health in rural India
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • This paper investigates the existence and size of benefits from access to sanitation on child health in rural India. It estimates two sources of benefits: a direct benefit a household receives when moving from open to fixed-point defecation or from unimproved sanitation to improved sanitation, and an external benefit (externality) produced by the neighbourhood's access to sanitation infrastructure. The paper is organized as follows: Section 1 introduces the study; Section 2 presents the motivation for trying to understand the source of benefits of sanitation;...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Health, Hygiene, Open defecation, Rural areas, Sanitation

Technical options for excreta disposal in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Technical options for excreta disposal in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • "This technical note outlines ways in which excreta and urine can be managed during the early stages of an emergency, while long-term solutions are devised. It is part of a set of four-page illustrated notes, originally prepared in 2011 and updated in 2013, provide practical, evidence-based recommendations in responding to immediate and medium-term water, sanitation and hygiene needs of populations affected by emergencies. The notes are relevant to a wide range or emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced disasters. They are suitable f...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Open defecation, Sanitation, Wastewater

We can't wait: A report on sanitation and hygiene for women and girls
  • We can't wait: A report on sanitation and hygiene for women and girls
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). November 2013
  • This report highlights the stark consequences for women and girls of the lack of access to toilets and use of good hygiene practices. The report presents information using infographics and visual representation, that makes it applicable to educational forums as well as creating awareness of the impacts on women of poor sanitation across the world. It calls for a concerted effort on a different scale from all levels of government, business and civil society through 5 Chapters: Chapter 1 'The Global Sanitation Crisis and Why we can't wait'; Chapter 2 'Why poo...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Education, Environment, Equity, Gender, Health, Hygiene, Open defecation, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Water services

Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets. Stopping Open Defecation Improves Children's Height in Cambodia
  • Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets. Stopping Open Defecation Improves Children's Height in Cambodia
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2013
  • This research brief explores the impacts on health and cognitive development through the practice of open defecation. The methodology used is the statistical link between open defecation and child height, which is a good indicator of overall health throughout a child's life and future achievement. The document states the problem, introduces the methodology of the research and provides key lessons and some conclusions.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Children, Monitoring, Open defecation, Sanitation

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