CLTS: Lessons learnt from a pilot project in Timor Leste

Noy, Evelyn and Kelly, Max 2009, CLTS: Lessons learnt from a pilot project in Timor Leste, in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Sustainable Development and Multisectoral Approaches : Proceedings of the 34th WEDC International Conference, WEDC, Leicestershire, England, pp. 1-8.

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Title CLTS: Lessons learnt from a pilot project in Timor Leste
Author(s) Noy, Evelyn
Kelly, Max
Conference name Water Engineering and Development Centre. Conference (34th : 2009 : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Conference location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Conference dates 18 - 22 May 2009
Title of proceedings Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Sustainable Development and Multisectoral Approaches : Proceedings of the 34th WEDC International Conference
Editor(s) Shaw, Rod
Publication date 2009
Conference series Water Engineering and Development Centre Conference
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher WEDC
Place of publication Leicestershire, England
Summary Timor Leste, emerging from conflict ridden independence is one of the poorest countries in Asia, with major challenges in rebuilding infrastructure, particularly water and sanitation in rural areas. Community Led Total Sanitation is a relatively new approach to eliminate open defecation through community mobilisation and behaviour change, rather than subsidy and latrine construction. This paper discusses CLTS in the Timorese context, and highlights some key challenges in assessing the potential of CLTS to address sanitation issues. Some problems identified include a lack of coherence between the integration of water supply and sanitation, and the promotion of CLTS in isolation of any project activities that utilise any form of incentive or subsidy. The knock- on effect of the long term sustainability of latrine usage and maintenance CLTS is questioned unless further research clarifies the demand responsiveness of CLTS in conjunction with subsidy driven water supply.
Language eng
Field of Research 120501 Community Planning
Socio Economic Objective 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024606

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of International and Political Studies
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