Promising Pathways – Innovations and best practices in CLTS at scale in Madagascar (English)

Promising Pathways - The astonishing story of how Madagascar grew from 10 to 10,000 villages free of open-defecation in just three years. Based on fieldwork conducted at community and national levels in Madagascar, the research for this publication was guided by Kamal Kar, founder and pioneer of CLTS, and conducted by a CLTS Foundation team. Promising Pathways is one outcome of research into the process and practices of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) as implemented by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme in Madagascar – known as the Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA). This is one of the first programmes strongly engaging with the challenges of scaling up CLTS, and results are emerging as striking: in three and a half years, the FAA programme has achieved 7007 Open Defecation Free (ODF) communities; 728 ODF fokontany (sub-commune level units) and 15 entire ODF communes. The research on which this document draws aims to understand the factors behind FAA Madagascar’s emerging success, highlighting why and how particular strategies are contributing to the scale-up process.

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Authors: CLTS Foundation/WSSCC/IDS Publication Date: 2014 Publisher: CLTS Foundation/WSSCC/IDS No. of Pages: 172

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