Publications and Tools

A core mission of the Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project is to document and share project learning to make a contribution to the sector and support replication. Working Papers, Learning Notes, Tool Kits, Technical Papers and other knowledge products are released on a rolling basis. These documents can be downloaded and disseminated at no charge. For additional information, please contact us. 
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Improving Measures of Handwashing Behavior (2010)
As handwashing promotion is scaled up and adopted by more organizations, the need for field-friendly, affordable, and readily adaptable monitoring and evaluation techniques has increased. A WSP study in Bangladesh set out to determine the most effective methods for measuring handwashing behaviors, with particular interest in the utility of sensor soap. This technical paper presents the study’s findings and offers recommendations useful to researchers and public health professionals tasked with measuring handwashing behavior.
Emergent Learning about Learning (2010)
Practical Guidance for Measuring Handwashing Behavior (2010)
Accurately measuring handwashing behavior is a critical step in understanding and improving overall health. However, the lack of a universally applicable method for measuring handwashing behavior makes gathering reliable data a challenge. This report, by Pavani Ram, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, addresses that gap and offers researchers and public health professionals practical guidance on how to accurately measure handwashing behaviors in a variety of settings.
Guidelines for Assessing the Enabling Environment Conditions for Large Scale, Effective and Sustainable Handwashing with Soap Projects (2008)
Synthesis of Four Country Enabling Environment Assessments for Scaling Up Handwashing (2008)
Global Learning Strategy (2008)
Enabling Environment Assessment: Peru (2008)
Enabling Environment Assessment: Senegal (2008)
Enabling Environment Assessment: Tanzania (2008)
Insights from Designing a Handwashing Station for Rural Vietnamese Households (2010)
Multiple iterations of prototyping and field-testing of a handwashing station prior to manufacturing are critical to identify user preferences and practices, according to a new WSP note outlining the design process and emergent learning on handwashing station preferences and handwashing practices in rural Vietnam.
Enabling Environment Assessment: Vietnam (2008)