USAID WASH factsheet |Sanitation Literature Review |WASH Webinars


USAID Afghanistan: Initiative for Hygiene, Sanitation and Nutrition (IHSAN) file fact sheet, July 2019 – In order to improve access to basic sanitation services, IHSAN implements the government Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach and by end of April the project has verified 1,523 out of 2,264 communities as Open Defecation Free (ODF) which has helped 637,869 (67% of the annual target) people gain access to basic sanitation services. usaidnews


A LITERATURE REVIEW EVALUATING NEW APPROACHES TO RESOLVING THE SANITATION CHALLENGE IN DEVELOPING ASIA. ADBI Working Paper Series, July 2019. This paper establishes the positive impacts on GDP from investment in sanitation and emphasizes how it can regenerate countries. As the backdrop of this idea, this paper combines and analyzes supporting evidence through an extensive literature review to show that a new way of thinking informed by a comprehensive understanding of the historical issues faced must be adopted to address the sanitation challenge.

Designing and delivering research-into-use programmes in the WASH sphere Experience from SHARE, REACH and the Urban Sanitation Research Initiative, June 2019 – This Discussion Paper considers the experience of three ongoing research-into-use programmes: we identify the major challenges we have faced in achieving research uptake, and discuss strategies we are using (or that we might use in future) to overcome those challenges.

Economic Benefits of Market-Based Sanitation. WaterSHED, 2019 – It is hoped that the model will provide those working in the WASH sector with a new tool for assessing market-based sanitation programs, which can be tailored to different contexts and improved over time.

Frontiers 13: Support mechanisms to strengthen equality and non-discrimination (EQND) in rural sanitation (Part 2 of 2). IDS, 2019. In this issue, we use a broad definition of ‘support’ for creating equitable outcomes. Although financial and physical subsidies often quickly come to mind, a broader practical understanding of support needs to encompass both ‘hardware’ mechanisms and ‘software’ approaches.

Water and Economic Development: Correlation between Investment in The Water Sector and Economic Growth of Developing Countries, 2019. T. H. Musouwir, Ministry of Public Works, Republic of indonesia, Directorate General of Water Resources, Jakarta, Indonesia –  However, a statistically significant relationship does exist between national budget on water supply and sanitation and GDP per capita, and also between ODA in all sectors and GDP per capita.


Interventions to improve water supply and quality, sanitation and handwashing facilities in healthcare facilities, and their effect on healthcare associated infections in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and supplementary scoping review. BMJ Global Health, June 2019. this is the first review to consider the effect of WASH in HCFs on HCAIs. No studies were identified for the effect of water or sanitation interventions in HCF but three studies of hygiene interventions in HCF were identified which all showed protective effects.


August 7 – UNC Water Institute Webinar on Multiple Source Use – The Water Institute will host a webinar to discuss this subject on Wednesday August 7th at 9:00 am EST.

Clean, Fed and Nurtured Webinar: BabyWASH evaluation in Nigeria, July 2019 – On 9 July 2019, the Clean, Fed and Nurtured Coalition hosted a webinar focused on BabyWASH program evaluation results from work in Yobe State, northern Nigeria.


Nine ideas for Gender Transformative WASH programming. IDS, July 2019 – Gender transformative approaches to programming aim to transform the power structures that underlie unequal gender relations and norms.

Keep It Simple, Sanitation – experiences of app development. WASHfunders, July 2019.

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