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Swachh Bharat: It's Not Just About Toilets

On World Toilet Day, I joined Vikram Chandra and guests for a conversation on Swachh Bharat, the Government of India’s campaign for a clean India. Among other aspects of the campaign, we discussed the role of the private sector in taking on India’s sanitation challenge. For my part, I believe that the private sector can bring a number of critical skills to bear.

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The Spirit of Swachh Bharat: Safe Sanitation for Women and Girls

For too long the world has invested in sanitation infrastructure that doesn’t work for everyone. Toilets only serve their purpose if they are used. And nobody wants to use a toilet that isn’t clean or safe, particularly for women and girls.

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Letting the Evidence Lead: Good Evaluation Means Taking a Position on Equity

How do we ensure that evaluations include gender and equity? Let’s not forget the role that people play! It is people who use evaluation as a tool to illuminate and address inequities: guidelines, systems, and capacities are insufficient.

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Report shows progress on India's Family Planning commitment

Family planning is one of the most cost-effective and high-yield interventions to improve health outcomes, primarily in reproductive, maternal and child health. The FP2020 India report shows heartening progress.

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Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development: Sanitation

We want to better understand the impact of poor sanitation on women and children and the role women play in sanitation investments, decisions, and expenses at a household level.

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