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Monitoring for sanitation and hygiene: an overview of experiences, issues, and challenges.

This paper aims to give an overview of the current thinking and practices around monitoring the full spectrum of elements that make up sanitation and hygiene service delivery and use, including assessments of sustainability, service delivery and the sanitation chain, the enabling environment, equity, and behaviour. Sanitation and hygiene are highly complex and need to be distinguished from water supply. The complexity justifies the need for thorough and sanitation-specific monitoring, to increase our understanding of why and how sanitation and hygiene services and practices increase or improve, and how to ensure sustainable change. The paper highlights positive developments and progress in terms of the spread and quality of monitoring sanitation and hygiene, but also points out a number of remaining challenges. In general, the key challenges are around further identification, fine-tuning, systematisation and harmonisation of monitoring indicators, methodologies and systems that can be feasibly, affordably, and reliably implemented over time and at scale. [authors abstract]

TitleMonitoring for sanitation and hygiene: an overview of experiences, issues, and challenges.
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsVoorden, C. van der
Pagination20 p.; 3 fig.
Date Published2013-03-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordshygiene, monitoring, sanitation
Abstract

This paper aims to give an overview of the current thinking and practices around monitoring the full spectrum of elements that make up sanitation and hygiene service delivery and use, including assessments of sustainability, service delivery and the sanitation chain, the enabling environment, equity, and behaviour. Sanitation and hygiene are highly complex and need to be distinguished from water supply. The complexity justifies the need for thorough and sanitation-specific monitoring, to increase our understanding of why and how sanitation and hygiene services and practices increase or improve, and how to ensure sustainable change. The paper highlights positive developments and progress in terms of the spread and quality of monitoring sanitation and hygiene, but also points out a number of remaining challenges. In general, the key challenges are around further identification, fine-tuning, systematisation and harmonisation of monitoring indicators, methodologies and systems that can be feasibly, affordably, and reliably implemented over time and at scale. [authors abstract]

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