Plan International Kenya: CLTS Management Capacity Building for District-Level Officials 

Implementation Narrative  • November 2015

The Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability project was a four year, sanitation-focused, operational research project that aimed to advance rural sanitation efforts in Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and worldwide by improving the cost-effectiveness and scalability of the CLTS approach, with a particular focus on the role of local actors.  In Kenya, the project assessed the role that government officials could play in increasing the cost-effectiveness and scalability of CLTS.  The project was implemented in two Plan Program Units (PUs), Kilifi and Homa Bay, where CLTS activities were launched in 2007 and 2009, respectively. These two PUs were selected so that the project could build upon the ongoing CLTS activities and to provide a benchmark for comparison to assess the impact of the project.

In each of the pilot evaluation countries, the project team at Plan International document their progress throughout the implementation part of the grant. This Implementation Narrative accordingly reflects this process and introduce project team analysis of factors that enabled and constrained implementation. It is our aim that, should other practitioner oriented organizations be interested in applying this adaptation of the CLTS approach, they can do so by following the steps laid out in this report.

In addition to this Implementation Narrative, a new video highlights the impact of empowering government officials as key stakeholders.

External Resources

The Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability project involves The Water Institute at UNC working with Plan International USA to evaluate whether capacity strengthening of local actors influences CLTS outcomes. Our activities span 10 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. More information, project resources, and news are available at the project website.