New SuSanA Case Study on CLTS in Liberia - 100,000 people (CLTS+ implemented by Global Communities funded by USAID)

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New SuSanA Case Study on CLTS in Liberia - 100,000 people (CLTS+ implemented by Global Communities funded by USAID)

Please find here ( www.susana.org/en/resources/case-studies/details/2257 ) Global Communities' new SuSanA case study focused on CLTS in Liberia and its application to Ebola response.

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Global Communities developed an innovative “CLTS+” approach by tailoring the proven CLTS methodology to community-specific needs in order to create a more sustainable and scalable program model for some of Liberia’s most vulnerable communities.

The IWASH program goal was to make measurable, community-focused improvements in water supply, sanitation and hygiene in Bong, Lofa and Nimba counties in Liberia. Building on existing program frameworks. IWASH sought to:
  1. Increase access to water supply, sanitation, hygiene education and household-level hygiene products.
  2. Raise community knowledge and use of potable water supply options and storage technologies, sanitation facilities and hygiene practices.
  3. Develop an enabling environment for WASH at the national, county, district and community levels.
Enjoy reading this very interesting new case study!
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Re: New SuSanA Case Study on CLTS in Liberia - 100,000 people (CLTS+ implemented by Global Communities funded by USAID)

I am preparing myself for the upcoming webinar on "CLTS - monitoring what constitutes success" by reading through previous threads here in the category on CLTS.

I came across this SuSanA case study which has sadly gone quite un-noticed so far. Anyone interested in CLTS and "CLTS plus" (i.e. CLTS with modifications), longer term impacts and the situation in Liberia really should take a look. It is very well written and clear.

CLTS+ is defined here as:

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Global Communities developed an
innovative “CLTS+” approach by tailoring the proven CLTS
methodology to community-specific needs in order to create a
more sustainable and scalable program model for some of
Liberia’s most vulnerable communities

[...]

CLTS+ builds on standard CLTS through the addition of three
key components: 1.) modified technologies responsive to the
Liberia context; 2.) the development of Natural Leader
Networks
(NLNs); and 3.) systematized coordination with
existing government and traditional structures
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Each will be described in the following two sections. Programming through
the CLTS+ methodology proved significantly more effective,
and Global Communities continued to trigger and bring to ODF
status more than 280 communities in total and exceeded its
ODF targets

Sanitation-specific results of this large scale project include:
  • 284 communities verified open defecation free (ODF), 80.7% of 351 total triggered communities (target 70%)
  • 73% of ODF communities have maintained that status for one year
  • Established six district-level Natural Leader Networks
  • comprised of 582 natural leaders in total
  • 106,564 individuals gained access to improved sanitation facilities and practice safe hygiene
  • 158,500 people have access to improved drinking water
  • 112 CLTS ambassadors have been trained
  • 50 entrepreneurs are active in WASH commerce
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Measuring one year after is good, but of course one wonders: what happened 2-3 years later? Will it be a downward trend for the ODF communities or not?

I have some further questions for Alice:
Did you see the points made by David Crosweller about using CLTS in another Ebola-affected country - Sierra Leone - here: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts...and-the-role-of-clts

David was quite critical of CLTS in his posts there, would be interesting to hear your views? Do you think the "plus" part of your CLTS+ approach would alleviate some of his concerns? Would be great if you could make a post in the other thread

I have also added your project to the SuSanA project database by now. It now comes up when someone searches e.g. for Liberia:
www.susana.org/en/resources/projects?search=liberia

Please tell me if the project entry looks OK for this and I would like to add your organization's logo and a project website link (if available) as well.

I hope you can join us at the upcoming webinar about measuring success of CLTS, please see details here:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts...-at-1500-london-time


Kind regards,
Elisabeth

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