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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 3 Community self survey


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 3 Community self survey Huub Gaymans and Yanti Maskoen STS, objectives and women as the main actors and the government expectations in a supporting role. The project staff were convinced that with a high degree of `community action' more toilets could be This article describes the use of community constructed, at lower costs (to the government self surveys in the Small Towns Sanitation - and per toilet) with a better chance of proper West Java (Indonesia) project in 1989-90. A use and maintenance. The project staff felt that community self survey can be seen as a variant the `dormant' need for toilets (etc) could, with of participatory rural appraisal, which we the proper stimulus, be translated by the discuss at the end. community into action. The best stimulus is one by someone known and esteemed, i.e. The Small Towns Sanitation - West Java someone from within the community. project (STS) was a project of the Indonesian Government, with partial funding by the Dutch Included in the community actions was a Government and with implementation survey carried out by the community members assistance by a consortium of Indonesian and themselves. This was undertaken for several ...

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