Rural Sanitation Governance in India - any relevant studies or cases?

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Rural Sanitation Governance in India - any relevant studies or cases?

Dear all,

I am writing a thesis on rural sanitation in India with a focus on the governance, in special the state capacity the state bodies have in sanitation.

I am interested in the role of the state and its capabilities towards sanitation in the rural areas in India. I am coming form a perspective of political science, where in the research on governance, one recent approach suggests that the state is responsible for delivering public goods and services for its citizens, where sanitation facilities would also be considered (as it is a human need).
1. My first question to all of you would be: Do you even agree to this? Who is responsible and who should do what?
Do you think with a good capability in terms of resource, motivated bureaucrats, effective policies, the sanitation challenge in rural India will be solved?


When looking at India, the situation of governance is very interwoven with the big Swachh Bharat Mission from the Union level, state level policies and of course local governments and panchayats. This causes lots of differences.
2. Practical quesition: Do you have any examples for panchayats who manage the rural sanitation policies especially well (and why) and also on the contrary- cases where this failed?

3. How do you picture the relationship between the various NGO´s, economy and the governance aspect?

4. And lastly, which steps need the state undertake to improve, which ones (subsidies, behaviour change, monitoring) do work and which ones not?

I know this is a lot now, but maybe some of you want to answer even 1 question or give their examples- everybody is welcome to share their experiences and opinions!!

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Magdalena Bauer

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Re: Rural Sanitation Governance in India - any relevant studies or cases?

Dear Magdalena,

I'm sorry to see that your post from December didn't get any responses so far. I also don't have responses for you but let's bump the thread up to the top again, perhaps there are people now who would be willing to provide input to your questions.
Or maybe you got a few replies offline via e-mail and you are already a few steps further now with your research?
Is this for your Masters thesis? Which university?

Sending you lots of moral support,
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Re: Rural Sanitation Governance in India - any relevant studies or cases?

Dear Ms. Magdalena,

I wanted to send you the following publication:

Governance in Gram Panchayats
Active Panchayat Book ‐ III
A Prototype Manual for Gram Panchayat Elected Representatives and Functionaries
Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, October 2014, 116pp

The size of the publication is 25 MB. This system cannot upload publication of size greater than 20 MB.

Kindly google the title.

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Re: Rural Sanitation Governance in India - any relevant studies or cases?

Dear Ms. Magdalena,

Kindly have a look at the attached SEI, 6pp document, on sanitation governance.

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. . . and this 477pp document on why governance matters.

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Re: Rural Sanitation Governance in India - any relevant studies or cases?

Dear Elisabeth, dear Mughal,
thank you for your responses! In the meantime I did finish my paper and actually selected the papers you mentioned!
I ended up taking a case of Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu with similar (good) outcomes.


Thank you very much for your support!


Best Regards,
Magdalena Bauer

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Re: Rural Sanitation Governance in India - any relevant studies or cases?

Dear Ms. Bauer,

I'm glad that I was of some assistance. I would love to see your paper. The case of Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu appears to be interesting.
Could it be possible for you to post your paper here?

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