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TitleThe role of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in providing sustainable sanitation
Publication TypeProgress Report
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSnel, M, Carrasco, M, Dubé, A
Place PublishedThe Hague

This paper reflects on the developments around sustainable sanitation and how Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) fits within this context. The objective of the paper is to look at how interventions and programmes, with a focus on CLTS, can better contribute to sanitation services and effective behavioural changes, using the Pan-Africa programme as an example.  This paper is based on two key workshops that focused on the role of sustainable sanitation in line with CLTS as well as the findings from the Pan-Africa programme. These workshops took place in Benin and Uganda in 2013 and 2014. Essentially, the way forward toward sustainable sanitation will be the need to focus more on the enabling environment. This entails putting the institutional, regulatory and enabling mechanisms in place both at local and national levels in order for sanitation to really become sustainable. However, as reflected in the Pan-Africa programme, activities embedded within the national policy have a far higher chance of success and long term sustainability.



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