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Jamie Myers - Research Officer

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Jamie joined the Institute of Development Studies in October 2014. He is the Research Officer for the CLTS Knowledge Hub and is engaged in a number of different research areas connected to Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).

He is currently focusing on CLTS and other sanitation projects using participatory methods in urban communities. Through this work he is identifying common problems and opportunities that can help inform practice of new and existing projects. He is also interested in potential areas of cross-learning between rural and urban practice.

Other research includes rural faecal sludge management and the handling of infant and child faeces. He is also engaged with the Hubs ongoing work on sustainability.

His focus is global and he is interested in all CLTS and similar approaches being used throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Prior to joining IDS he spent time in India conducting qualitative research on rural sanitation in Bihar.

The Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Hub works in collaboration with practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and others in the development, sanitation and related communities, and in governments, international agencies, civil society, research institutes and other organisations.

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Supporting the Poorest and Most Vulnerable in CLTS Programmes

Supporting the Poorest and Most Vulnerable in CLTS Programmes

CLTS Knowledge Hub Learning Paper (2017)

This Learning Paper discusses ways the poorest and most vulnerable can be supported both through strengthening the CLTS process and the introduction of support mechanisms. It focuses on strengthening the CLTS process, identifying and targeting people for support, the sequencing of support mechanisms, roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and the different support mechanisms and the associated risks. More details

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Urban Community-Led Total Sanitation: A Potential Way Forward for Co-Producing Sanitation Services

Waterlines 35.4 (2016)

This article explores whether Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) can be used in peri-urban and urban areas to help co-produce sanitation facilities More details

The Addis Agreement: Using CLTS in Peri-urban and Urban Areas

CLTS Knowledge Hub Learning Paper (2016)
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Using a CLTS Approach in Peri-Urban and Urban Environments: Potential at Scale

This note summarises the potentials and limitations of using a CLTS approach in peri-urban and urban environments More details

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Norms, Knowledge and Usage

Frontiers of CLTS: Innovations and Insights 7 (2016)

The partial or total non-use of toilets, with some or all in a household defecating in the open, is a growing concern. Although all households may have a toilet, communities cannot remain open defecation free unless they are always used by everyone. This is not just an issue of maintenance and accessibility but also of social norms, mind-sets, and cultural preferences. The problem is widespread but most evident in India. More details

The Partial Usage of Toilets

22 Feb 2016
By Jamie Myers

The Partial Usage of Toilets

18 Feb 2016
By Jamie Myers

Happy World Toilet Day!

19 Nov 2014
By Jamie Myers

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The twin pit solution

07 Apr 2017

Thematic Expertise:
Participatory methodologies; Water and Sanitation.

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