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Jamie Myers

Research Officer

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.

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Jamie Myers’s recent work


Supporting the Poorest and Most Vulnerable in CLTS Programmes

CLTS Knowledge Hub Learning Paper

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...

1 September 2017


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

CLTS Knowledge Hub Learning Paper

The CLTS Knowledge Hub at the Institute of Development Studies, with the help of Plan International Ethiopia, convened a three day workshop in Addis Ababa. The workshop titled ‘Using a CLTS approach in peri-urban and urban environments’ brought together people who had been involved in urban...

1 August 2016


The Partial Usage of Toilets

The partial usage of toilets is a frontier subject for Community-Led Total Sanitation as well as the broader sanitation sector. Some members of a household may not use a toilet at all, while others may only use it some of the time.

18 February 2016


Norms, Knowledge and Usage

Frontiers of CLTS 7

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...

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Jamie Myers & 2 others

1 January 2016