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  • Learning brief: Moving from ODF to safely managed sanitation for all
    05/2017 This Learning Brief on Moving from ODF to safely managed sanitation for all provides an overview of the issues and challenges CSOs must consider in moving beyond the achievement of Open Defecation Free to ensuring safely sanitation for all.
  • Learning brief: How can practitioners know when faecal waste is safe?
    05/2017 This Learning Brief on How can practitioners know when faecal waste is safe?  provides an overview of the issues and challenges CSOs must consider in moving beyond the achievement of Open Defecation Free to ensuring safely sanitation for all.
  • Synthesis Report: Thinking beyond Open Defecation Free towards safely managed sanitation for all
    05/2017 This Synthesis Report of the CS WASH Fund South Asia Regional Learning Event captures CSO project approaches including how they work with government, how they apply participatory-planning processes and other strategies to achieve ODF, how they bring together multiple dimensions of WASH including gender and social inclusion, and a variety of innovative approaches. It also provides an overview of the status of sanitation in South Asia and the challenges ahead as countries work towards not only 100% open defecation free status but also safe sanitation.
  • Thinking Beyond the Finish Line: Sustainable Sanitation Services for All
    01/2017 This report provides a synthesis and summary of the Asia Regional Learning Event on Sustainability held in Phonm Penh, Cambodia from 14 to 17 March 2016.
  • Synthesis Report: Bridging public and private spheres for improved sanitation
    12/2016 This Synthesis Report of the CS WASH Fund East Asia Regional Learning Event captures CSO project approaches including how they work with government and how they apply market-based principles. It also describes how they bring together multiple dimensions of WASH including gender and social inclusion, and a variety of new innovations, particularly in financing sanitation.
  • Learning Brief: Engaging government in market-based sanitation
    12/2016 This Learning Brief on Engaging government for market-based sanitation provides an overview of issues for CSOs to consider in ensuring the sustainability of WASH projects when working with government, particularly in South-East Asia.
  • Learning Brief: Financing sanitation - Finding a middle path to reach the poor
    12/2016 This Learning Brief on Financing sanitation: Finding a middle path to reach the poor provides a summary of the many approaches to financing sanitation being pursued and developed by CSOs in South-East Asia.
  • M&E Note 3: Approach Mapping
    09/2016 This note provides a brief snapshot of the approaches to WASH programming being used across the Fund.
  • M&E Note 7-Summary of Monitoring Visits
    09/2016 The Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Fund’s independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Review Panel (MERP) takes a ‘developmental evaluation’ approach (see Box 1), which involves long
  • M&E Note 4: Analysis of Progress
    09/2016 The Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Fund’s theory of change anticipates that 29 Civil Society Organisation (CSO) ‘Delivery Teams’ will influence the knowledge, motivation and skills of more than 20,500 WASH sector ‘Change Agents’ (typically institutional or community actors), who will in turn deliver or support improved WASH services for up to 3.66 million beneficiaries in poor communities on a sustainable basis.
  • M&E Note 1: About the Civil Society WASH Fund
    09/2016 The Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Fund is a $103 million investment by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) that is supporting 13 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to implement 29 WASH projects in 19 countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific over four years to 2018. The objective of the Fund is to enhance the health and quality of life of the poor and vulnerable by improving sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene.  
  • M&E Note 8: Behaviour Change
    09/2016 This note summarises the behaviour change elements of the projects being implemented in the Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Fund, and sets them within a broader sectoral context. Information in this note draws heavily on the data amassed by the Monitoring Evaluation and Review Panel (MERP) through monitoring visits  as well as regular contact with the participating Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and reviewing project progress reports.  

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