Timely, relevant and actionable sanitation programming essential for SDG 6

Published on 21 September 2020

With just 10 years to achieve the 2030 target of safely managed sanitation for all, we need to learn rapidly to make real progress.

Over the past few years, the Sanitation Learning Hub, in collaboration with, the Government of India, Praxis, WSSCC and WaterAid India, have been developing Rapid Action Learning approaches. Multiple approaches have been trialled, with flexible formats, but the essential criteria is that learning is timely, relevant and actionable.

These learning approaches are the focus of the latest edition of the Frontiers of Sanitation series. This Frontiers explains the advantages and disadvantages of the approaches trialled and sets out a challenge to those working in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector to:

  1. Reflect on what, for you, constitutes rigour.
  2. Adopt and adapt approaches to fit your context and needs.
  3. Develop your own approaches.
  4. Record your experiences and lessons learnt.
  5. Take the time to share your experiences with us. (Email the Hub on [email protected])

Read the publication ‘Rapid Action Learning for Sanitation and Hygiene Programming’

As a reflective process, the Hub sat down with colleagues and partners WaterAid India and WSSCC to discuss lessons learned and the future of Rapid Action Learning. You can watch these videos below.

An introduction to Rapid Action Learning


Hunter-gathering: an explanation


Rapid Action Learning in the Swachh Bharat Mission


Challenges associated with Rapid Action Learning approaches


Rapid Action Learning: What’s next?

Key contacts

Naomi Vernon

Programme and Communications Manager

+44 (0)1273 915684


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