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RP9 - User-driven sanitation

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User-driven sanitation

Gender and the challenge for sanitation demand


Studying communities in Central America, Southeast Asia and East Africa, this interdisciplinary research project seeks to develop sanitation interventions by addressing the following questions: What determines the success or failure of community-based versus household-based participatory planning processes? What factors and incentives influence users’ choice of sanitation technology and lead to improved hygiene behaviour? What design features and technologies should be considered when planning gender-specific sanitation facilities?


Research Project Co-leaders

Christoph Lüthi
Department Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (Sandec) at Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology)
Dübendorf, Switzerland

Thammarat Koottatep
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Pathumthani, Thailand


Partnership Regions Involved

East Africa
Southeast Asia
Caribbean and Central America

Health, Services, Planning

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The NCCR North-South is hosted by the University of Bern
and funded jointly by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

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