Promoting latrine use in rural India

2016 - 2019 • International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Purpose

To generate a body of evidence that can help inform decision-making about how to increase latrine use in rural India

Activities

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), in collaboration with the research
institute for compassionate economics (r.i.c.e.), has established a programme of learning to generate evidence to inform the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) before its conclusion on October 2nd, 2019. The hallmark of this programme is to use behavioural science and conduct rapid impact evaluations of low-cost, scalable interventions.

This programme is divided into two phases. In phase one, 3ie awarded nine teams small grants to conduct formative research in rural areas across eight Indian states - Bihar, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh - over three months. The most promising of these projects will be selected for full-scale implementation and impact evaluation over twelve months, resulting in the generation of rigorous evidence which can inform the Swachh Bharat Mission before its conclusion.

Taken together, the teams have employed a diversity of behavioural science-based approaches to the problem of latrine use. Some of the approaches include behaviour centred design; the risks, attitudes, norms, abilities, and self-regulation model; incentive framing; nudge theory; social norm models and modified versions of community-led total sanitation.

Images

Image: Promoting Latrine Use in India Project

Countries of activity

Location of main activity

Objectives

To generate a body of evidence that can help inform decision-making about what works, why, for whom and when, in order to increase latrine use in rural India.

Further information

This programme emphasises the use of behavioural science to develop low-cost interventions to promote latrine use. Intervention costs are capped at USD 20 per household, to fit within the incentive offered to households by the SBM. This is facilitate the scalability of successful interventions. The aim of this program is to generate actionable evidence which can be scaled up within the IEC resources of the SBM before its conclusion in October 2019.

Contact information

Shaon Lahiri
Login to see the e-mail-adress of the contact person.

Neeta Goel
Login to see the e-mail-adress of the contact person.

Filter tags

Asia & Pacific Behaviour change Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Enabling environment and institutional strengthening India International NGO Political processes and institutional aspects Politicians and local decision makers Rural Rural Specific to one or several countries

Links

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation
New Delhi
India


3ie funds impact evaluations and systematic reviews that generate evidence on what works in development programmes and why. 3ie is an international grant-making NGO promoting evidence-informed development policies and programmes. We are the global leader in funding and producing high-quality evidence of what works, how, why and at what cost in international development. We believe that better and policy-relevant evidence will make development more effective and improve peoplea€™s lives. Since its founding in 2008, 3ie has awarded over 200 grants (146 impact evaluations, 33 systematic reviews and 38 other studies) in over 50 countries, with a total value of US$ 84,225,205. 3ie has offices in New Delhi, London and Washington, DC. The three main funders of 3ie are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UKaid through the Department for International Development and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. 3ie manages two sanitation-related thematic windows; one funded by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, and another funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The former aims to generate evidence on the psychosocial effects of sanitation, and the latter, promoting latrine use in rural India.

view profile page

Share this page on    


Follow us on    

SuSanA Partners  currently 335 partners

Show all partners »

Sanitation events

SuSanA newsletter

Stay informed about the activities of SuSanA and its partners. The SuSanA newsletter is sent out around four times per year. It contains information about news, events, new partners, projects, discussions and publications of the SuSanA network.

Subscribe to newsletter »

Latest tweets mentioning SuSanA

Tweets mentioning SuSanA »

26th SuSanA Meeting, Stockholm!

The 26th SuSanA meeting will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on 25 August 2018 prior to the Stockholm World Water Week. It will be hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) together with the SuSanA secretariat.

 

More information can be found on the meeting page »

SuSanA meetings

Jobs

 


close  

 

Resources and publications

Our library has more than 2300 publications, factsheets, presentations, drawings etc. from many different organisations. It continues to grow thanks to the contributions from our partners.

Add item to library »

The three links below take you to special groups of items in the library for more convenient access:

Projects

The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

People working for SuSanA partners can add their own projects through their partner profile page. You might need your SuSanA login upgraded for this purpose. Please contact us if you would like to add a project.


Trainings, conference and events materials

Missed important conferences or courses? Catch up by using their materials for self study. These materials have been kindly provided by SuSanA partners.

Regional chapters

Use the map or the search tool to access the most relevant information and knowledge products for your region or country. This includes relevant resources, events, partners or projects.

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs), excreta flow diagrams

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs) help to visualize excreta management in urban settings. Access SFDs and more through the SFD Portal.

 


close  

 

Discussion forum

Share knowledge, exchange experiences, discuss challenges, make announcements, ask questions and more. Hint: Your discussion forum login is the same as your SuSanA login. More about the forum's philosophy »


Integrated content

We are hosting content from some other communities of practice and information-sharing portals. This section also provides a link to SuSanA's Sanitation Wikipedia initiative.

Suggest content to add »

SuSanA partners

Not yet a SuSana partner? Show your organisation's support to SuSanA's vision and engage in  knowledge sharing by becoming partners.

Apply to become a partner »


Individual membership

Register as an individual member of SuSanA free of charge. As a member you can interact with thousands of sanitation enthusiasts on the discussion forum.  You can also get engaged in one of our 13 working groups and our regional chapters. Our FAQs explain the benefits further.

By getting a SuSanA login you can fully participate in the SuSanA community!

Register as a member

Login


Forgot your password?

 


close