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People's perception on sanitation. Findings from Nepal

Author(s): Shrestha, Rabin Lal  |  WaterAid Nepal

Publisher: WaterAid Nepal
Place of publication: Kathmandu, Nepal
Year: 2011

Series: WaterAid Report


This document provides people?s insights on why some sanitation interventions

successes and others fail. The study showed that awareness among the people about

the importance of sanitation and hygiene for better health was higher than expected.

Therefore, ignorance of community members cannot be an excuse for not investing in

sanitation. The results of the national research, which has been conducted as part of

a regional study to gauge people?s perception about water, sanitation and hygiene,

emphasis that active engagement of community members coupled with responsive

leadership and a strong management ??including aspects of monitoring and

evaluation ?? is essential for the sustainability of any sanitation intervention. Access

to sanitation is directly related with self-esteem.

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