Community Based Total Sanitation (STBM) in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province

Plan International in Indonesia

Project Description

The project’s goal is Rural Indonesia has access to improved sanitation facilities and practise hygiene behaviours of the Government of Indonesia’s (GoI) National Sanitation Policy – entitled Community Base Total Sanitation (known as STBM policy). STBM has a five-pillar approach to mobilise communities for total sanitation. A community is said to have achieved total sanitation when there is: open defecation free (ODF) status (pillar 1); hand washing with soap (pillar 2); household water treatment (pillar 3); solid waste management (pillar 4); and wastewater management (pillar 5). The key approach for STBM prioritisation at the local level is to obtain upfront district governments’ commitment, followed by the delivery team implementing STBM in 150 ‘trial’/demonstration villages with WASH working groups/STBM teams] incrementally taking over this implementation (in year 1-2), then these teams will lead STBM implementation (in year 3-4) with support and guidance from the delivery team and the national and provincial government.

STBM Newsletters:

June 2016
- Breaking the taboo, talking menstrual hygiene
- Implementing STBM in schools
- #1 Female entrepreneur from Kupang
- Public Private Partnership for Better Sanitation and Hygiene Access
- 6 STBM Pillars

February 2016 - Disability Inclusion in STBM in Indonesia

Project Location

NTT is an archipelago province consisting of 1,192 islands located in eastern Indonesia with total population of 4.7 million people. NTT province is one of the poorest provinces in Indonesia with agriculture as the dominant sector of population’s economy. NTT Province also has the lowest sanitation coverage in Indonesia. A recent WASH situational analysis undertaken by Plan Indonesia of ten NTT districts have found that approximately 37% of the population has access to improved sanitation and 43% do not wash their hands with soap after defecation. Further, within these districts only 0.01% of the district budgets are currently being allocated for implementing STBM.

Project Posters

Download Plan International's project poster presented at the Fund Learning and Reflection Event (FLARE) in August 2017 here.

Click here for Plan International's project poster presented at the 2015 East Asia Regional Learning Event. 

Project specifics

Location Duration (MM/YY) Working with Key approach Website
Location East Asia: Indonesia Duration 01-08-2013 to 01-10-2017 Working with Government at all levels Key approach Cross learning and capacity building of stakeholders Website