Learning in the Sanitation and Hygiene Sector

SLH Learning Papers 10
July 2020

How do you think we learn best? What barriers do you see and experience that make it more difficult for us to learn? And what steps should we be taking to reduce the barriers and improve how we learn more effectively?

This SLH Learning Paper summarises the key learning from a rapid topic exploration on ‘Learning in the Sanitation and Hygiene Sector’.

The study looked at how people in the WASH sector learn, the processes utilised and what works best, as well as the barriers and challenges to learning. It looks at learning from communities and peer-to-peer and how the learning gets translated into action at scale.

This paper shares the lessons from sector and associated actors working in low- and middle-income contexts around the world and makes recommendation on how to strengthen learning and sharing processes, as well as building capacities and confidence for learning, with the ultimate aim of turning that learning into action at scale. A shorter learning brief accompanies this paper.

Additional details

PublisherInstitute of Development Studies
ThemesLeave no one behind, Monitoring, evaluation and learning, Sustainability and safely managed sanitation
ApproachesLearning approaches

House, S. (2020) ‘Learning in the Sanitation and Hygiene Sector’ SLH Learning Paper 10, The Sanitation Learning Hub, Brighton: IDS


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