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Governance of water, sanitation and hygiene in schools

This brief presents an assessment of evidence on the governance of school water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) as well as experiences from a school WASH action-research program called the Sustaining and Scaling School Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Plus Community Impact (SWASH+) project in western Kenya. Governance is a key factor for school WASH sustainability, impact and cost-effectiveness. SWASH+ experience also reflects this and suggests that a focus on increasing accountability and support for front-line service providers through governance improvements such as effective monitoring could yield better outcomes. Unfortunately, although the evidence for the impact of improved governance on school WASH is strong, proven strategies for better governance are still limited. Further operational research is needed to identify incentives and promote support and accountability for improved school WASH services. [authors abstract]

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TitleGovernance of water, sanitation and hygiene in schools
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKeene, B., Saboori, S., Trinies, V., Alexander, K., Hagan, M., Cheney-Coker, M.
Pagination7 p.; 1 fig.; 1tab.; 1 box; 3 photographs
Date Published2012-01-01
PublisherSWASH+ Kenya
Place PublishedNairobi, Kenya
Keywordsaccess to water, governance, kenya nyanza province, kenya western region, schools
Abstract

This brief presents an assessment of evidence on the governance of school water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) as well as experiences from a school WASH action-research program called the Sustaining and Scaling School Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Plus Community Impact (SWASH+) project in western Kenya. Governance is a key factor for school WASH sustainability, impact and cost-effectiveness. SWASH+ experience also reflects this and suggests that a focus on increasing accountability and support for front-line service providers through governance improvements such as effective monitoring could yield better outcomes. Unfortunately, although the evidence for the impact of improved governance on school WASH is strong, proven strategies for better governance are still limited. Further operational research is needed to identify incentives and promote support and accountability for improved school WASH services. [authors abstract]

This is a SWASH+ -output.

NotesWith 10 references
Custom 1202.3, 302.3

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