Reaching Open Defecation Free Status with grassroots partnerships.

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Water for Women partner, International Development Enterprises (iDE) has released three fantastic Tactic Reports dveloped through their work in Cambodia.


iDE Cambodia has been a leader in achieving market-based sanitation at scale, a watershed for design, a dedicated resource for research and testing, and an example of what can be achieved through the right combination of sales, marketing, and management. You can view updates on their work in Cambodia and all resources they have created for this project directly on their website.

This Tactic Report: Reaching Open Defecation Free Status with grassroots partnerships.

How can we reach Open Defecation Free status with market-based sanitation approaches? First, know your context and develop grassroots networks.

Rural Cambodia has achieved a remarkable expansion of basic sanitation coverage in the past decade. In iDE program areas, household-level coverage has increased from 23% in 2009 to around 70% in 2019. To date, iDE Cambodia’s Sanitation Marketing Scale-Up (SMSU) program has facilitated the sale and delivery of over 310,000 sanitary latrines to rural households, enabling over 1.4 million individuals to gain access to sanitation. However, there is still much work to do, as the vast majority of the country has not yet reached Open Defecation Free (ODF) status.

Download the report below. 

Learn more about iDE's Water for Women project, WASH SUP2 in Cambodia here.

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