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Work with r.i.c.e. and 3ie on a project to learn about latrine use measurement!

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We are delighted to announce that we are seeking applications for a team to carry out a new project — in partnership with 3ie and the WASH team at the Gates Foundation — that can help us learn about how to measure latrine use in rural India!

This project will be part of the Promoting Latrine Use in Rural India Thematic Window, also in collaboration with 3ie and the Gates Foundation. The window is funding several research teams to implement and evaluate behavior change interventions that aim to promote latrine use in rural India.

The projects under this window present a unique opportunity to also learn about how to measure latrine use.  The project for which we are seeking applicants now is about testing different data collection tools across different settings in rural India to figure out which ones measure latrine use most accurately.

The Swachh Bharat Mission aims to eliminate open defecation. However, how to measure open defecation accurately is still an open question. We hope this study on measurement will provide some insight.

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