by Elisabeth Burgess
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, February 2015
This research brief discusses the challenges of poor sanitation and hygiene in rural Tanzania and provides an overview of two large-scale campaigns that sought to address these problems. It also shares key results of an evaluation to assess the impact of these two campaigns – the Handwashing with Soap programme and the Rural Sanitation programme. They were designed to promote access to proper sanitation and encourage handwashing with soap by influencing people’s behaviour, changing marketplace dynamics, and strengthening the role of local government in service delivery.