WASHplus Annual Report

Publications by Country


  • What Do Cooks Want? What Will They Pay? A Study of Improved Cookstoves in Bangladesh, 2014. WASHplus Technical Brief. As the evidence base linking improved cookstoves (ICS) with positive health and energy impacts grows, so does attention on to how best to influence household uptake and consistent and correct use. WASHplus conducted a comprehensive assessment to better understand consumer needs and preferences as they relate to increasing the uptake of ICS in Bangladesh, including household trials of improved stoves.
  • Understanding Consumer Preference and Willingness to Pay for Improved Cookstoves in Bangladesh, 2013. J Rosenbaum, et al. This study uses qualitative and quantitative methods that draw from social marketing and social science to explore consumer perceptions of five of the most promising ICS potentially available for distribution in Bangladesh. The study complements other efforts by a range of stakeholders to strengthen market‐based approaches and consumer choice for improving household air quality and reducing the environmental impacts associated with dependence on biomass fuels. 


  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the Jiko Poa Cookstove in Kenya, 2013. The Jiko Poa is a locally manufactured rocket-type biomass cookstove being distributed in Kenya by the Paradigm Project. The aim of this study was to provide a performance assessment for the Jiko Poa in Kenyan homes by analyzing its effects on household air pollution and fuel use, and by collecting qualitative and quantitative data on how the households valued and used it.



Publications by Topic

Fecal Sludge Management

WASH & Neglected Tropical Diseases Integration

  • Integrating WASH into NTD Programs: A Desk Review, 2013. (pdf, 1MB) - This desk review clearly indicates that the international community recognizes that drug administration alone is insufficient to break the cycle of disease transmission. Although past programs have largely left out a WASH component, the current renewed interest in securing WASH to any global NTD control or elimination strategy and adding WASH interventions to NTD treatment programs is essential to achieving sustained control and elimination.

WASH & Nutrition Integration

  • Integrating Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene into Nutrition Programming, 2013. WASHplus.
    Diarrhea, pneumonia and birth complications are the top three killers of children under age 5 worldwide. Diarrhea is also a leading cause of undernutrition in this age group and one-third to one-half of all child mortality cases are linked to undernutrition. If mothers and other caregivers used basic hygiene practices and had better access to safe water and adequate sanitation this could greatly reduce under 5 deaths and improve child nutrition.
  • Integration de l'Eau, l'Assainissement, et l'Hygiene (WASH) dans les Programmes de Nutrition, 2013. WASHplus.
    La diarrhée, la pneumonie et les complications à la naissance sont les trois principales causes de mortalité des enfants de moins de 5 ans dans le monde entier. Chaque année, la diarrhée provoque la mort de 760.000 enfants de moins de 5 ans (11 pourcent de la mortalité de l’enfant). La diarrhée est également l’une des principales causes de malnutrition dans ce groupe d’âge et d’un tiers à la moitié de tous les cas de mortalité infantile sont liés à la malnutrition.


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