From 6-10 August 2012, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) convened an international workshop on CLTS Monitoring, Verification, Learning and Information Management in Lilongwe, Malawi. The event brought together community-led total sanitation (CLTS) practitioners from non-governmental organisations (NGOs), governments and international agencies from 16 countries where CLTS is being implemented, plus participants from the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
CLTS is now being implemented in more than 50 countries, of which at least 15 have made CLTS official national policy. With many countries embarking on national campaigns with ambitious targets, it is critical and timely to look in detail at different strategies and systems for post-triggering and post- open defecation free (ODF) monitoring, verification, and information management and learning.
This specialised workshop aimed to bring together government and other actors to share their methods and experiences. It resulted in a set of practical recommendations and a menu of options to help governments, NGOs and others involved in CLTS in their planning and action — the Lilongwe Briefings.
You can download the briefings using the links below: