This paper discusses how GIZ is supporting the Ministry of Urban Development in improving the sanitation situation for the urban poor. It selected 47 schools in five Indian cities to significantly improve the sanitation conditions, aiming to build awareness and capacity. All schools showed measurable improvements on school sanitation at the end of the project.
- School sanitation is mainly not a matter of money or technology; it is a matter of commitment and accountability.
- Incentives for good performance need to be complemented with regular supervision, monitoring, and evaluation.
- The time and financial effort for successful training, monitoring, and supervision are comparatively high compared to hardware installations and should not be underestimated.