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Village Studies book
During the South Asia Conference on Sanitation, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2001, Robert and the author presented no-subsidy CLTS to a global audience of sanitation specialists, ministers and senior policy-makers from Asia and Africa. The World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Programme was among the first international agencies to support and advocate the CLTS approach and helped at least three national governments to adopt or pilot it–India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Within a few years, CLTS spread in more than 34 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, enabling millions of rural people to clean up their own environment and change their communities. The Water and Sanitation Programme – East Asia and Pacific, Jakarta, Indonesia – took a serious interest in introducing the approach in the region.