SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:13:58 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb The latest posts to Sanitation Updates - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18472-the-latest-posts-to-sanitation-updates#18472 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18472-the-latest-posts-to-sanitation-updates#18472 Sanitation Updates. Some important reports and resources include:

- A useful overview of the WASH situation in Africa by the Institute for Security Studies, Refreshing Africa’s future: prospects for achieving universal WASH access by 2030
- A just published WSUP brief - Improving the quality of public toilet services in Kumasi
- Links to free downloads of chapters and the full text from Practical Action's excellent Sustainable Sanitation for All: Experiences, challenges, and innovations
- A tale of clean cities: Insights for planning urban sanitation from Kumasi, Ghana by WaterAid

RECENT POSTS
- Enabling factors for the existence of waste pickers: A systematic review July 21, 2016
- Improving the quality of public toilet services in Kumasi July 21, 2016
- The 10 Most Innovative Health Technologies Saving Millions In The Developing World July 21, 2016
- Penn project aims to stop open defecation by changing social norms July 21, 2016
- A tale of clean cities: Insights for planning urban sanitation from Kumasi, Ghana July 20, 2016
- The Dawn of a Sanitation Revolution in India – World Bank July 18, 2016
- Policy Guidance Manual on Wastewater Management with a Special Emphasis on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems. July 18, 2016
- Refreshing Africa’s future: prospects for achieving universal WASH access by 2030 July 18, 2016
- High-Resolution Spatial Distribution and Estimation of Access to Improved Sanitation in Kenya July 18, 2016
- Sustainable Sanitation for All: Experiences, challenges, and innovations July 15, 2016]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:02:11 +0000
Sustainable Sanitation for all: experiences, challenges and innovations- new publication! - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18467-sustainable-sanitation-for-all-experiences-challenges-and-innovations-new-publication#18467 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18467-sustainable-sanitation-for-all-experiences-challenges-and-innovations-new-publication#18467
Describing the landscape of sustainability of CLTS and sanitation with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and through examples from Africa and Asia, the book captures a range of experiences and innovations from a broad range of institutions and actors within the WASH sector, and attempts to make recommendations and practical suggestions for policy and practice for practitioners, funders, policymakers and governments.

The book is published by Practical Action and is available for purchase in hardcopy developmentbookshop.com/sustainable-sanitation-for-all or as a free download by chapter www.developmentbookshelf.com/doi/book/10.3362/9781780449272

This short film features interviews with some of the authors and gives you an idea of the content. www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/vide...and-innovations-film]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:05:23 +0000
NOW AVAILABLE: Seeking Sustained Sanitation Successes report - by: Improvedavis http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18449-now-available-seeking-sustained-sanitation-successes-report#18449 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18449-now-available-seeking-sustained-sanitation-successes-report#18449
and a blog about it here: improveinternational.wordpress.com/2016/...-sanitation-success/

We were challenged to find quantitative evidence of sustained success more than 5 years post-implementation. Please let me know if you know of additional data on long-term sanitation success (or just any long-term data).

We are also seeking funders and collaborators for the Phase II detailed country case studies.]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:25:04 +0000
Lessons learned in urban sanitation - article by McGranahan and Mitlin - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18443-lessons-learned-in-urban-sanitation-article-by-mcgranahan-and-mitlin#18443 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18443-lessons-learned-in-urban-sanitation-article-by-mcgranahan-and-mitlin#18443 Sanitation Updates.

Learning from Sustained Success: How Community-Driven Initiatives to Improve Urban Sanitation Can Meet the Challenges. World Development, July 2016. Authors: Gordon McGranahan, Diana Mitlin.

Past research by one of the authors of this paper has identified four key institutional challenges that community-driven initiatives to improve sanitation in deprived urban settlements face: the collective action challenge of improving community sanitation; the coproduction challenge of working with formal service providers to dispose of the sanitary waste safely; the affordability challenge of reconciling the affordable with what is acceptable to both users and local authorities; and the tenure challenge of preventing housing insecurity from undermining residents’ willingness to commit to sanitary improvement.

In this article we examine how two well-documented, relatively successful and longstanding initiatives, the Orangi Pilot Project and an Alliance of Indian partners, met these challenges. They were met through social innovation, but also through the choice and development of sanitation technologies (simplified sewers for OPP and community toilet blocks for the Indian Alliance) that provided traction for the social innovations. We also explore more recent efforts by civil society partnerships in four African cities, demonstrating some of the difficulties they have faced in trying to overcome these challenges. No equivalent models have emerged, though there has been considerable progress against particular challenges in particular places.

These findings confirm the importance of the challenges, and indicate that these are not just challenges for social organization, but also for technology design and choice. For example, the problem with household pit latrines is not that they cannot physically be improved to sufficiently, but that they are not well-suited to the social, economic and political challenges of sanitary improvement at scale. The findings also indicate that a low economic status and a tendency to treat sanitation as a private good not suitable for public support also makes the sanitation challenges difficult to overcome.]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:21:54 +0000
The latest posts to Sanitation Updates - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18290-the-latest-posts-to-sanitation-updates#18290 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18290-the-latest-posts-to-sanitation-updates#18290 Sanitation Updates. If you have sanitation research or new publications that we can feature on Sanitation Updates, please let me know.

- The Guardian – Can mapping faecal flows cut the crap in developing cities? June 16, 2016
- Approaches to Capital Financing and Cost Recovery in Sewerage Schemes Implemented in India:
- Lessons Learned and Approaches for Future Schemes June 16, 2016
- Community Slum Sanitation in India A Practitioner’s Guide June 16, 2016
- Teachers and Sanitation Promotion: An Assessment of Community Led Total Sanitation in Ethiopia
- Comparative assessment of sanitation and hygiene policies and institutional frameworks in Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania June 15, 2016
- An Innovative Solution To Menstrual Hygiene In Developing Countries June 15, 2016
- SuSanA monthly webinar 3: Of Faeces and Icebergs – Sanitation, Organizational Neurosis and Change, Wednesday June 22th 2016, 9:00 EDT (New York time) June 15, 2016
- Global Sanitation Fund reports advances in sanitation and hygiene for communities across 13 countries June 14, 2016
- Global Waters Radio: Eddy Perez on Lessons Learned and New Trends in the Sanitation SectorJune 10, 2016
- Global Waters Radio: Piet deVries on Sanitation Behavior Change in Liberia June 10, 2016
- A Community Approach to Better Public Health in Rural Liberia June 10, 2016
- Recent reports, videos on fecal sludge management June 10, 2016
- New ownership models for water and sanitation services June 9, 2016]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:15:41 +0000
New Indonesia WASH brief available from PMA2020! (Performance Monitoring and Accountability) - by: aks0813 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18277-new-indonesia-wash-brief-available-from-pma2020-performance-monitoring-and-accountability#18277 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18277-new-indonesia-wash-brief-available-from-pma2020-performance-monitoring-and-accountability#18277
This is to alert you to our newest WASH brief from Indonesia (available here: pma2020.org/key-indicator-brief)! PMA2020 WASH briefs provide a two-page snapshot of key WASH indicators including number of household water sources, use of unimproved water sources and sanitation facilities, as well as percent of population using open defecation as a main or regular practice. This data is based off of a nationally representative mobile-assisted survey conducted between June and August 2015.

To find out more about PMA2020, please visit our website: pma2020.org/.

I am also happy to answer any questions you may have!


Sincerely,

Alec Shannon
WASH Program Specialist, PMA2020
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
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New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:06:24 +0000
Re: Interesting WASH sector review by Guy Hutton and Claire Chase - by: cecile http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18225 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18225
Thanks for directing me towards the example from the CHOBA project. Yes, it does illustrate very well OBA. I don't have similar experience in sanitation projects that is why I wanted to know more about it. so far I have just experienced more traditional input based project, generally with a participation of the community (e.g. in kind, or the community provides / buys the land, or solidarity mechanisms in the community with higher income households paying more and lower income HH paying less).
Cécile]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:41:02 +0000
Re: Interesting WASH sector review by Guy Hutton and Claire Chase - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18224 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18224
You asked about some examples about output-based aid.

This one here comes to mind for me:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/164-fi...-thrive-networks-usa

Title of grant: Community Hygiene Output-based Aid (CHOBA)

Subtitle: Accelerating delivery of improved sanitation to low-income populations of Cambodia and Vietnam using a results-based financing approach

And we also had this webinar and quite a good discussion here on the forum ('Results based financing for sanitation – do the costs outweigh the benefits?’):

forum.susana.org/forum/categories/164-fi...015-1400-london-time

Does this help a little bit?
You could also revive that other thread with additional questions or comments or your own experiences.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:26:12 +0000
Re: Interesting WASH sector review by Guy Hutton and Claire Chase - by: cecile http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18221 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18221
Thank you for sharing this article which summarizes very clearly the status and challenges of WASH. I am not very familiar with the output base approach.I found interesting information on the website of GPOBA - partnership of donors working together to support output-based aid (OBA) approaches including a comprehensive definition here : www.gpoba.org/what-is-oba
Although the definition is clear, I would like to read about a practical exemple of this approach in the sanitation sector. Would you have one in mind ?

Thanks

Cécile]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Sun, 12 Jun 2016 15:16:22 +0000
Global Waters Radio: Eddy Perez on Lessons Learned and New Trends in the Sanitation Sector - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18210-global-waters-radio-eddy-perez-on-lessons-learned-and-new-trends-in-the-sanitation-sector#18210 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18210-global-waters-radio-eddy-perez-on-lessons-learned-and-new-trends-in-the-sanitation-sector#18210 Global Waters Radio.

Eddy talks about his career in the sanitation sector, shares lessons he has learned along the way, and explains why sanitation improvements in both rural and urban areas must remain a programming priority in international efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:54:50 +0000
Interesting WASH sector review by Guy Hutton and Claire Chase - The Knowledge Base for Achieving the SDG Targets on Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18192 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18192
Link: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/13/6/536/htm

The Knowledge Base for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal Targets on Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(6), 536; doi:10.3390/ijerph13060536

Guy Hutton 1,2,* and Claire Chase 2
1 United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), New York, NY 10017, USA
2 Water and Sanitation Program, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA

Climate change challenges the delivery of WASH services by affecting rainfall patterns, freshwater availability, and frequency of heat events. At least 2.8 billion people in 48 countries will be affected by water stress by 2025. However, this new threat, when taken seriously, can be an opportunity to overhaul outdated policies and technologies.

Furthermore, as nutrient sources for chemical fertilizer become scarcer, price increases will force suppliers to seek alternatives; the price of composted sludge is expected to increase, attracting investments. While climatic factors are harder to control, water scarcity can be mitigated by changing water usage patterns and reducing pollution of surface waters. New research, data and technologies are becoming available at an increasing rate, thus opening new possibilities for dealing with seemingly entrenched problems in the WASH sector.

On the health front, while global deaths from diarrhea have declined significantly over the past 20 years, poor water supply, sanitation and hygiene are still responsible for a significant disease burden. An estimated 842,000 global deaths were due to diarrhea caused by poor WASH in 2012, and there remain other less well quantified but important long-term health impacts of poor WASH, such as helminthes and enteric dysfunction.

These diseases affect children’s nutritional status, inhibiting growth and mental development. WASH-related epidemics—whether regular ones such as cholera or ones that mobilize global responses such as Ebola—affect the poorest most of all, and can devastate communities. Overall, the health impacts of poor WASH lead to economic consequences in the order of several percent of GDP, even in large middle-income countries, and continue to significantly affect people’s quality of life and the environment.

To adequately address equity considerations in the post-MDG era, there is a need to understand where the poor live and what their levels of access are. Disaggregated data on the underserved—including slum populations, ethnic groups, women, elderly, and persons with disabilities can also support prioritization. Greater focus is needed on how to increase access in the lagging regions of South Asia and Africa where a large proportion of the unserved live.

At the country level, policy and financial incentives need to be aligned and the economic arguments made for allocating resources to WASH services, especially to sanitation. National financing strategies that engage a fuller range of stakeholders, including the private sector and non-traditional financing sources, will expand the resources drawn into the provision of WASH services; these strategies also need to be translated to lower administrative levels.

More evidence is needed to support our emerging understanding of the wider health effects of water, sanitation and hygiene. The social welfare consequences of poor WASH are not well documented, but are potentially very large.

In particular, a greater understanding of the gender impacts of inadequate WASH and how improved WASH services contribute to gender equality is needed. The role of multi-sectoral approaches will become more important as the complementarities between WASH, health and nutrition are better understood. Further rigorously designed, controlled studies are needed to quantify these benefits, including measurement of cost-effectiveness to guide policy and program design.

A large part of the remaining challenge of improving access to sanitation and hygiene is behavioral rather than technical but there is little evidence that behavior change using conventional methods is effective at scale, or that behavior change interventions that are successful in a particular context are effective elsewhere.

A better understanding of habit formation and what leads to sustainable behavior change is needed. Given the continuing rate of rural-urban migration, a better understanding is needed on which WASH interventions work in slum areas and low-income neighborhoods, and under what conditions they work.

Innovative delivery platforms that leverage national poverty reduction programs, such as conditional cash transfers (CCT) and community driven development (CDD) programs have potential to achieve wide coverage at little marginal cost. These approaches can also provide the methodology and data sources to support poverty targeting of WASH services.

There is also a need to understand how output-based approaches can be used to improve WASH service delivery and lead to greater sustainability of services. Innovations in subsidies and consumer financing have been shown to help the poor gain access to improved sanitation.]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19:06:17 +0000
Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene May - June 2016 Vol.11 No.3 Now Available - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18172-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-may-june-2016-vol11-no3-now-available#18172 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/18172-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-may-june-2016-vol11-no3-now-available#18172 Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

This is the May - June 2016 Vol.11 No.3 edition. You may view this edition via this link afriwater.org/publication/online-magazines . You can also download a pdf version via afriwater.org/publication/publications



Comments are welcome.

Kind regards Steven Mwaniki]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:57:16 +0000
Re: Two researchers made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/17939-two-researchers-made-nearly-every-scientific-paper-ever-published-available-for-free-to-anyone-anywhere-in-the-world#18008 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/17939-two-researchers-made-nearly-every-scientific-paper-ever-published-available-for-free-to-anyone-anywhere-in-the-world#18008 sci-hub.cc/

Generally, I think the shift from "user pays" to "author pays" to provide access to papers is gradually taking place which is good. More and more of the more recent papers have the "author pays" model and are therefore not behind a paywall. See e.g. the paper by Moritz and colleagues here (Sandec seems to have adopted a policy on this, as I see their more recent papers tend to be free access):
www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53...ing-of-faecal-sludge

I agree with you that free access (or even better: open access) * would be good to have. I've realised the importance of it also through my Wikipedia editing work where we provide sources for all statements and if these sources are open access then this is easier for the Wikipedia editor and also easier for the Wikipedia reader.

Regards,
Elisabeth

* If anyone is wondering "what's the difference between free access and open access?" then please read here: www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/16...licies-cc-by-licence]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 12 May 2016 12:12:32 +0000
Re: Two researchers made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world - by: AquaVerde http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/17939-two-researchers-made-nearly-every-scientific-paper-ever-published-available-for-free-to-anyone-anywhere-in-the-world#18002 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/17939-two-researchers-made-nearly-every-scientific-paper-ever-published-available-for-free-to-anyone-anywhere-in-the-world#18002
Thanks for putting it in the right boxes.

Let me answer just with an actual example about susana's very point of interest:
Why Do Water and Sanitation Systems for the Poor Still Fail? Policy Analysis in Economically Advanced Developing Countries

Abstract:
The results of an independent evaluation of 60 case studies of water and sanitation infrastructure projects in India, Mexico, and South Africa, most of them implemented since 2000, demonstrate an ongoing problem of failing infrastructure even in economically advanced developing countries. This paper presents a meta-analysis of those project case study results and analyses whether the design of existing policies or other factors contribute to failures. It concludes that the observed failures are due to well-known reasons and recommends how the implementation of the Dublin–Rio Principles can be improved. (They were introduced twenty years ago to avoid such failures by means of more sustainable planning.)


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Regards,
Detlef]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 12 May 2016 08:57:57 +0000
Re: Two researchers made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/17939-two-researchers-made-nearly-every-scientific-paper-ever-published-available-for-free-to-anyone-anywhere-in-the-world#17977 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/17939-two-researchers-made-nearly-every-scientific-paper-ever-published-available-for-free-to-anyone-anywhere-in-the-world#17977
Let's not mix up too many topics in this thread. I thought this thread was about how to get hold of academic journal papers that are behind a paywall.

If you want to discuss in more general terms whether such scientific papers are useful for WASH practitioners then that's a different topic (and applies to any sort of research, not just WASH); it could go into a new thread.

If you want to discuss in particular research that the Gates Foundation is funding then I would say this also belongs in a separate thread. We've discussed it a few times before e.g. you could contribute to this thread:
www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/13...ess-grand-challenges
also there is this earlier one here:
www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/13...attle-in-august-2012

Please keep in mind that the Gates Foundation funds much more than just high-tech toilets, they also fund lots of low-tech stuff and also no-tech stuff, i.e. behaviour change and plenty of policy and evidence projects (but the mainstream media in the global North loves to pick up on the high-tech toilet news!). The project database gives a good overview of all their WASH projects:
www.susana.org/en/resources/projects
So please do not equate Gates funded projects in WASH with just "plasma toilets".

Finally, if you want to know more about the open access policy of the Gates Foundation for research that they fund please see here (which I find pretty progressive; I haven't seen many other funders doing the same):
www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/13...ications-from-grants

I hope this helps to clarify things.

Meanwhile, I would like to get back to the original topic and ask the other forum users if they use the mentioned websites to get hold of articles that are behind paywalls? Are you finding them useful?
I.e.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Wed, 11 May 2016 09:02:42 +0000