Research: WASH Communication for Maximum Impact

How can you design your WASH communications and learning products to ensure maximum use and uptake?

Research has been undertaken by the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), University of Technology Sydney (UTS) for the CS WASH Fund exploring how CSOs involved in WASH learn and improve WASH programming and practice to align with evidence-based approaches. The research also outlines the most preferred and effective communication materials, formats and mechanisms.

The research answered the following questions:

1. How do CSOs learn and improve WASH programming and practice to align with evidence-based approaches?  

2. What materials, formats and communications mechanisms are most preferred in influencing CSO learning?  

3. What materials, formats and communication mechanisms are most effective and innovative in improving CSO WASH program in alignment with good practice?  

Click here to download the full report. 

Click here to download the Learning Brief.

Preliminary research results were presented by ISF in a webinar in April 2016 (view the recording here).  Drawing on the knowledge of 100 WASH practitioners, donors and academics, this webinar provides participants with the collective wisdom and experience of these stakeholders around what works with respect to translating knowledge into practice.