The report provides a summary of the key cross-cutting themes that informed the six-year WASHplus activity; describes WASH and HAP country-level activities; and includes links to tools, stories, learning briefs, reports, and other resources that provide a full picture of project experience and learning.
Essential WASH Actions are practices that contribute significantly to disease reduction and improved health outcomes. This proposed draft covers safe feces handling and disposal, optimal handwashing, and treatment and safe storage of drinking water.
The USAID Asia Regional Bureau and Bureau of Global Health provided funding to the WASHplus project to explore consumer reactions to different manufactured, improved cookstoves shown to be efficient in the lab and popular in markets similar to Nepal, in order to make recommendations to the Government of Nepal’s national cookstove program regarding the expansion of the program to include a selection of improved cookstoves (ICS) offered in the country. Specifically, the objectives of this study were to:
WASHplus clean cooking expert Elisa Derby and behavior change specialist Julia Rosenbaum presented on the last 5+ years of WASHplus support to the clean cooking sector, what WASHplus did and learned, and why it matters.
This consumer research toolkit is designed to help cookstove-related businesses and organizations to collect information from and about potential consumers for more effective design, selection, promotion, and sale of improved cookstoves (ICS). Stakeholders can use that information to design approaches that best support complete adoption and correct and consistent use of the technologies most acceptable to the target group.
The toolkit provides guidance on how to undertake consumer preference research on improved cooking technologies through Trials of Improved Practice (TIPs), including guidance in using associated data collection, entry, and analysis tools based on CSPro software available for free online. This toolkit also provides guidance on useful add-ons to consumer preference studies:
WASHplus Weekly: The WASHplus Weekly highlights latest research and resources on topics such as Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Household Air Pollution, Clean Cooking, Innovation, Nutrition, Food Safety, WASH in Schools, WASH Integration, and more.