A look at the reports and briefs about policy and practice in water, sanitation and hygiene.
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WaterAid India develops a wide range of publications including technical reports, policy briefs, operations research, qualitative evaluations, good practice documents, and IEC materials. Available here are these publications for your reading and review.


WaterAid India Brochure

WaterAid has been working in India since 1986 and is recognised as a key player in the WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) sector at both national as well as state level. WaterAid has a clear focus – water, sanitation and hygiene – and seeks to improve access to safe water, and sanitation and promote improved hygiene for all. We believe these basics as fundamental to human and sustainable development and to the eradication of poverty.


Policy Note: WASH in Health & Nutrition

This policy note seeks to highlight the critical intersection between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); and health and nutrition, to spark dialogue and action on policy, programmes and research. The health and nutrition sector in India must collaborate with the WASH sector to improve the health and wellbeing of its population. The note is meant for the WaterAid family and their partners; organisations focused on public health and nutrition; researchers; and those working with policy makers in the Ministries of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Women and Child Development (WCD), and Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS).


Modules on promotion of hygiene and sanitation behaviour for pre-primary and primary

The manual developed in Hindi includes water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) indicators tailored specifically to the needs of anganwadis and primary schools and details WASH concepts with activity-based supplementary materials, which will help in conducting better training on WASH in schools. The module was developed in an interactive way factoring in suggestions and thoughts of key stakeholders, experts from National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), academicians and WASH advocacy groups. The module was also reviewed by various agencies including the National Urban Health Mission, National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), and School Health Department of South


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Mala, Community Mobilizer and Anita, Panchayat Mobilizer facilitating the MHM session with village women and adolescent girls. Baisenbagh village, post interventionLucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Decoding GST on sanitary pads

ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN & TANYA MAHAJAN Why does GST matter? After a year-long zealous campaign on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for sanitary pads by Members of Parliament, activists, students and the general public, the Government on India announced on 21 July 2018 that sanitary pads will be exempted from GST, a decision that was thought to benefit the thousands of Indian girls and women who use and want to use sanitary pads. The basic premise for the zero tax movement was that sanitary pads are an essential and not a luxury item for women.  But will tax exemption really...

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