Assess proportion of households that improve their motivation to acquire an improved toilet within 6 months of the intervention
Led by the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) in collaboration with LSHTM, the study will use the Behaviour Centered Design methodology, and a cluster randomised controlled trial will evaluate the intervention. The study's primary outcome will be the proportion of households that improve their motivation to acquire an improved toilet within 6 months of the intervention. The secondary outcome will be the proportion of households that upgrade their latrines from ‘unimproved’ to ‘improved’ toilet.
Aim: To determine how far a state-of-the-art approach to behaviour change can enhance demand for and acquisition of improved toilets in peri-urban informal settlements of Zambia. The project will demonstrate the potential role for demand creation in accelerating uptake without improving supply. Furthermore, it will bring into focus critical barriers that may continue to prevent uptake even once high demand is secured.
• Test the hypothesis that demand for and acquisition of improved toilets can be enhanced without intervention on the supply side;
• Identify the barriers that prevent acquisition of a toilet when demand is improved;
• Provide learnings about what works to enhance demand and a model intervention that can be replicated in informal settlements elsewhere in Africa.
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Behaviour change Community sanitation Market development Specific to one or several countries Sub-Saharan Africa UK government University, education or research institution Urban informal settlements (slums) Zambia
Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE) consortium
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