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TitleCase study on sustainability of rural sanitation marketing in Vietnam
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSijbesma, C, Truong, TX, Devine, J
Paginationxi, 78 p. : 8 boxes, 31 fig., 16 tab.
Date Published2010-04-01
PublisherWater and Sanitation Program, WSP
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordscase studies, marketing, on-site disposal, rural areas, sanitation, scaling up, sdiasi, sdiman, sustainability, viet nam, WASHCost

From 2003 to 2006, a rural pilot project was conducted in Viet Nam to test whether a sanitation marketing approach could improve rural access to sanitary toilets in 30 communes in six districts of the coastal provinces of Thanh Hoa and Quang Nam. Three years after the end of the pilot program, a case study to investigate the sustainability of the rural sanitation marketing approach was carried out. The main research question was whether the outputs and outcomes had been sustained after the external support had ended. The case study was conducted in a purposively selected sample of eight communes in four districts of the two provinces. In all study communes, all but one of the promoters had continued the promotion of sanitary toilets and the end of open defecation without incentives, be it at a lower intensity. The local private sector had meanwhile developed further. The report includes a summary of the rural sanitation context in Vietnam and the history and achievements of the pilot project. The case study ends with a series of conclusions, lessons learned for replication of the approach in Viet Nam and elsewhere, and recommendations.

Notes37 ref.
Custom 1822, 302.6
Original PublicationGlobal scaling up rural sanitation project : research on the sustainability of rural sanitation marketing in Vietnam




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