Impact Evaluation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach in Sierra Leone Country Program
Impact Evaluation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach in Sierra Leone Country Program

Impact Evaluation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach in Sierra Leone Country Program

The program aims at improving sanitation coverage and hygiene behavior of communities in Kenema district through the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach. The expected outcomes for this approach are: (i) Decrease in the incidence of diarrhea in targeted communities in Kenema District; (ii) Increase in the adoption of safe hygiene and sanitation practices in targeted communities in Kenema District; and (iii) Increased sustainability through communities’ ownership of water and sanitation development issues in targeted communities.
The evaluation covered the period 2008 – 2015. The aim of the evaluation was to assess the impact, relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the CLTS program and to recommend ways of improving and scaling up the program. Mixed methods were used to establish the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impacts and sustainability of the interventions: Quantitative survey, review of secondary data, key informant interviews, focus groups discussions and observations. The evaluation also included assessment of the 10 GOAL’s WASH principles using a standard methodology developed by 4G eval to allow cross-country meta-analysis.
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