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  • The Next Frontier of Rural Sanitation Policy in India: Health and Social equity

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    It has been one year since the Government of India declared all of rural India – Open Defecation Free (ODF) – a landmark moment for sanitation in India. This achievement is considered a success of the government’s flagship programme – Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (which translates...

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  • Designing an M&E System for Impact Evaluation: Tips for Program Designers and Evaluators!

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    Not another blog! Isn’t measurement old hat? Excitingly, sixteen new Green Climate Fund (GCF) projects have just been invited to the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU)’s Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment (LORTA) program this year. Depending on ownership, commitment, financial and logistical feasibility, geographic distribution, and measurement capabilities,...

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  • How Can We Fix the Gender Inequality in India’s Sanitation Woes?

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    (The following article is an excerpt from the book ‘Voices on South Asia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Women’s Status, Challenges and Futures’ published by World Scientific. This excerpt is from the chapter titled ‘Bridging Gender Inequality in Sanitation in India: Swachh Bharat Mission and Beyond’, authored by...

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  • Gender, Infrastructure Planning and Participation

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    In addition to a gendered analysis of attitudes towards sanitation, we also compare responses obtained from public sector organisations and our list of NGOs. We find that there are some significant deviations in the way these domains think about, design and implement policies and programs in...

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  • Defining the sanitation needs of women

    Defining the sanitation needs of women

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    In a survey of public sector employees of sanitation-related institutions, we found that a majority of the respondents, regardless of their gender, agree that women have different and specific needs with regard to sanitation access. These differences were perceived to be mainly because of the biological...

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