The recruitment and training of female sanitation volunteers for each tapstand in a village in Nepal has been a great success.
What impact do evaluations really have? In Kampala earlier this year, both the process of learning lessons from the field and the results of the evaluation itself were significant. Major changes are already underway.
Pavement dwellers are often invisible to government, development partners and researchers, even though they comprise 2 per cent of the urban population and their entire lives are on full display to passers-by every day. Shelter and security, convenience and privacy are considered essential for all, yet even these are lacking for the poorest of the urban poor.