Community Leave No One Behind: Handbook For Practitioners

Published on 1 January 2021

Community-Leave No One Behind (CLNOB) is a new participatory approach to identify both challenges and solutions in community’s journeys towards ODF-S. It has been designed to be integrated into Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Grameen (SBM-G).

The government of India has issued the guidelines for Phase II of SBM-G, of which one of the guiding principles is ensuring that no one is left behind. CLNOB demonstrates a way to achieve this goal. It encourages communities to identify gaps in sanitation coverage and use and promote actions they can take themselves.

The purposes of this handbook are two-fold: first to inform policymakers and stakeholders at all levels about this new initiative, and second to provide guidance to facilitators and practitioners for CLNOB implementation.

This handbook is a living document and will be updated and refined after more field experiences are conducted. It is based on limited experience from a small pilot carried out between June and October 2020 during the challenging environment of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Shukla, J.P. and Verma, A. (2021) Community Leave No One Behind: A Handbook for Practitioners, Sanitation Learning Hub, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/SLH.2021.015


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