CLTS focuses on igniting change in sanitation and hygiene behavior within whole communities, rather than constructing toilets through subsidies. During this social awakening, or ‘triggering’ process in Madagascar, the community looks for visible faeces in their environment. When people realize they are eating faeces this provokes disgust, shame and impacts on dignity. The community then makes and immediate decision to end open defecation. These steps are highlighted in the video below, which features community activities under the GSF-funded programme in Madagascar.
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Learn more about CLTS in Madagascar
Download the complete case study “Learning, progress and innovation: Sanitation and hygiene promotion in Madagascar”
Listen to a podcast on the work of the GSF-funded Madagascar programme
Lessons from the GSF-supported Uganda programme for implementing CLTS at scale through a decentralized government system.
The Global Sanitation Fund has identified a number of slippage patterns, linked to factors that communities have significant, little or no control over.
WSSCC explores community learning trajectories within the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) process, and how they relate to slippage.
In Agelilyec, community members are supporting disadvantaged groups as part of a larger effort to keep their village open defecation free.