The Accountability Initiative (AI) and Scaling City Institutions for India: Sanitation (SCIFI) organised a National Conference on ‘Sustainable sanitation: Evidence and Practice’ on the 12th of December in New Delhi. This was a unique opportunity to understand challenges and best practices in India’s WASH sector. Prominent academics, policy researchers, and practitioners shared their insights as part of the event.
This conference attempted to bring decades of experience in sanitation policy and implementation around one table, to share learnings and provide recommendations on the issue of safe sanitation, including but not limited to the role of the Swachh Bharat Mission.
CPR also aims to build a network of researchers, to share and cross learn from the immensely valuable body of sanitation research in India and around the world.
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The conference report can be accessed here.
Accountability Initiative (AI) at CPR advances transparent governance in India, and accountable policy implementation which can serve people’s needs. AI identifies and analyses the reasons that work against efficient public services delivery in India. AI provides the evidence to policymakers and implementers to enable decision making that is responsive to the ground reality.
The Scaling City Institutions For India: Sanitation (SCI-FI: Sanitation) is a research programme at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) on inclusive and sustainable urban sanitation. The programme seeks to understand the reasons for poor sanitation, and to examine how these might be related to technology and service delivery models, institutions, governance and financial issues, and socio-economic dimensions. It also seeks to support national, state and city authorities develop policies and programmes for intervention with the goal of increasing access to safe and sustainable sanitation in urban areas.