Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (2008-2015)
Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) programme funded by Australian Aid, DFID, private donors and DGIS and implemented by SNV, IRC and local and national governments and local NGOs in Nepal, Bhutan, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Duration: 2008 - 2015
The SSH4A programme aims to achieve safe and sustainable sanitation for all. Addressing disparities between social groups and advancing gender equality are critical steps in achieving this goal. This work on gender and social inclusion is part of the SNV/IRC Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All Programme, which has been operating since 2008. The programme aims to improve the health and quality of life in 5 countries in Asia (Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal and Vietnam) through enhanced access to improved sanitation and hygiene practices. This brief explores the programme’s approach to promoting gender equality and social inclusion and shares lessons drawn from experience to address these issues at scale.
Gender Brief_SSH4A.pdf (1.0 MB)
The SSH4A programme has revealed that it is difficult to export a successful initiative from one part of the country to another location and expect immediate results. Key issues that have affected the performance in Laos are:
- Capacity of programme staff;
- Selection of target villages;
- Sanitation demand creation; and
- Post-triggering follow up.
March 8th, is International Women's Day. A new SNV video, shares stories about women’s participation, leadership and their changing roles in promoting sanitation and hygiene in Nepal, Bhutan and Viet Nam. The video is from the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All Programme, a partnership between SNV, the Government of the Netherlands, national governments in Asia and the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre with support from AusAID and DFID.
Scaling up rural sanitation and hygiene through a model developed by the SSH4A project has been tested by the project countries. Information on the experiences can be found here.
Information and outputs related to governance for rural sanitation and hygiene. WASH Governance is one of the implementing components of the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) programme.
Information and outputs related to sanitation demand creation. One of the implementing components of the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) programme.
In 2010, there were two important regional meetings held resulting in consensus from stakeholders and two joint commitments; the Nepalgunj Commitment and the Surkhet Declaration. The meetings tried to address improved coordination, harmonisation and local resource mobilisation. The main objective of the second meeting was to assess the effectiveness in implementation and to develop more clarity and a higher level of commitment.
The factsheets for countries in the SSH4A programme give information on the sanitation situation in each country, the aims of the SSH4A programme in the country in question, the partners involved, the programme goal, the emerging results and the key lessons.
Information and outputs related to performance monitoring and behavioural change communication. How to measure performance for rural sanitation and hygiene programmes is an important element for a succesful Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) programme.