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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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Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS)

Together with partners around the world, we strive to ensure Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) goes to scale with quality and in a sustainable and inclusive manner.



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



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

Jamie Myers’s recent work

Past Event

Free Webinar: Using a CLTS Approach in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas

This webinar will propose that urban CLTS does not mean strictly following processes and tools that have been used in rural areas but adhering to similar principles and designing an intervention based on the context of a specific town or city.

6 October 2016