A mobile based system for monitoring usage of household latrines and hygiene practices in Madhya Pradesh, India
conference contributionposted on 12.02.2018, 15:10 by Vishal Nayak, Mathew Luckose
Major concern in India is not only to achieve MDG sanitation target but also how to addresses the issues of defunct, incomplete or not in use toilets. Lack of engagement of community causes major slip backs. This paper presents results from a project in Icchawar block, Madhya Pradesh, India in year 2014-15 on Mobile Based Monitoring System (MBMS) designed to monitor household levels sanitation and hygiene practices. Triangular approach was adopted - survey through mobile by village level workers, validation of data with community and its use by concern authorities. Paper presents that how MBMS can improve community monitoring, strengthen village level workers and help community as well as decision makers to take corrective measures.MBMS captured evidences in the form of geo-tagging position of toilet infrastructure and photograph of toilet, which improve quality of data and reliability and helps to improve transparency and accountability in the implementation of sanitation programmes.
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