Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved

We are aiming to promote and facilitate timely, relevant and actionable learning and research in the sanitation and hygiene sector.

We try to achieve our aims by:

The Sanitation Learning Hub is a four-year programme funded by Sida.

The SLH team are based at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the UK.

SLH are part of the Participation, Inclusion and Social Change research cluster at IDS, who have a long history of working on participatory methods.

Practical Support – here you can find out about “combinable” practical tools and approaches.

Current Thinking – this section offers introductions and resource collections on key issues, including publications produced by SLH and others in the sector.

Connect, Share, Learn – read blogs, practitioner voices stories, and find out about us and our workshops and events.

You can watch our website walk-through video here:

We don’t have any official research partners, but we do have strong relationships with colleagues in the sanitation and hygiene sector. You can find out about our collaborators here, who have worked with us on research projects and authored publications and blogs.

We are interested in making new relationships with research institutes, rights holder organisations and WASH NGOs. Please do email us on if you have an idea for how we could work together.

We are an affiliated partner of SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance).

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Generally, SLH is not a funding organisation. We occasionally offer funding for research projects and consultancies. You can see our current opportunities on our announcements page.

We often release calls for proposals on specific topics. You can see our current opportunities on our announcements page.

Yes – you can find more information about writing a blog for us on our blog idea submission page.

SLH focuses on participatory and action-oriented methods, you can find out more on our SLH research and learning page.

Yes – please do get in touch with us on if your organisation is interested in receiving free printed copies