Describing the landscape of sustainability of CLTS and sanitation with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and through examples from Africa and Asia, the book captures a range of experiences and innovations from a broad range of institutions and actors within the WASH sector, and attempts to make recommendations and practical suggestions for policy and practice for practitioners, funders, policymakers and governments.
For collecting, collating, and analysing so much well-evidenced experience the editors and authors deserve congratulations: they have done the sanitation sector a signal service. Over coming decades, the lessons documented and presented here should benefit many millions of marginalized and vulnerable people. But this depends on readers. My hope and plea is that many will engage with this book and be energized and inspired to take action: that all concerned policy-makers, practitioners, researchers, academics, activists, and others will read, digest, and take action on what is written here; and that they will not stop at that but find out more and share the lessons they learn. Let us strive for good and lasting outcomes, especially for those who are least able, marginalized and weak, and most likely to be left out and left behind. The efforts that have gone into this book will then bear the good fruit they deserve.