Taking Community-Led Total Sanitation to Scale: Movement, Spread and Adaptation

Published on 1 January 2009

Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is a new approach to sanitation which encourages communities to eliminate open defecation. This approach involves a shift away from the traditional focus on subsidies for toilet construction towards changing the attitudes and behaviour of the community, and it has huge potential to contribute towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

However, this potential will only be realised if CLTS is taken to scale in an appropriate way. This Research Summary shows how Working Paper 298 makes the case for spreading and adapting practices in scaling-up CLTS.

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Deak, A.
IDS Research Report of IDS Working Paper, issue 298


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