Promoting Latrine Construction and Use in Rural Villages Practising Open Defecation: Process Evaluation in Connection with a Randomised Controlled Trial in Orissa, India
This paper by Boisson et al. (2014) published in BMC Research Notes summarises the findings of a process evluation conducted in the context of a cluster-randomised trial in 100 villages of Orissa, India, that sought to measure the impact of a rural sanitation intervention implemented under the government of India's TSC, on diarrhoea and soil-transmitted helminth infections. It found that the levels of coverage achieved and the levels of awareness of the mobilisation process in the trial's intervention villages were lower than planned, but similar to those reported elsewhere in India under the TSC. The process evaluation thus highlights important gaps between the TSC guidelines and their implementation on the ground.