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Community Choices Tool for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene - demo

Published on: 08/07/2011

The online Community Choices Tool demo is a prototype of a decision-making support tool for the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector, being developed by the Pacific Institute.

The online Community Choices Tool demo is a prototype of a decision-making support tool for the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector, being developed by the Pacific Institute.

The Community Choices Tool will be both a WASH decision-making support tool and a database of technologies, approaches, financing options, and WASH contacts such as local water practitioners, NGOs, CBOs, and government agencies.

To demonstrate what the Community Choices Tool might look like, a prototype demo is available with the following limitations:

  • a choice between between a sanitation module and a water module with household water treatment options
  • a limited number of questions on some environmental, cultural, and financial aspects
  • a limited number of solutions
  • solutions geared toward West Africa

The goal of the prototype is to obtain feedback for the Pacific Institute's Community Choices Tool Team led by Meena Palaniappan.

In 2008, a Pacific Institute review of decision-making support tools in the WASH sector concluded that none of the existing resources adequately served WASH practitioners.