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Initial lessons learned in making sanitation data useful for decision making

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conference contribution
posted on 26.10.2018, 14:06 by John Peter Archer, Lindsey Noakes
Useful data is important for effective decision making. In 2017, the World Bank reported that poor data has led to an ineffective allocation of resources across the sanitation sector. The current data gap is also preventing the sanitation sector from tracking its progress in providing sanitation for people living in cities. This challenge is not insurmountable. A sector-wide response needs to include behaviour change in the collection, sharing and use of data. This paper explains Gather’s approach to improving the usefulness of data through geospatial analysis, and presents our recommendation for a sector-wide data strategy that starts with the creation of a data standard for urban sanitation data.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference

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ARCHER, J.P. and NOAKES, L., 2018. Initial lessons learned in making sanitation data useful for decision making. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 9-13 July 2018, Paper 2990, 4 pp.

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© WEDC, Loughborough University

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2018

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This is a conference paper

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en

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Nakuru, Kenya

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