Supporting STBM in Lampung Province (SSH4A)

Boosting performance of sanitation systems by structurally defining roles, responsibilities, and points of collaboration for diverse WASH stakeholders in three districts in Lampung Indonesia.



Acknowledging that access to improved sanitation is a basic human right, SNV assists and works closely with the government of Indonesia to implement National Strategy for Community-based Total Sanitation (STBM) to improve sanitation and hygiene coverage in rural areas.

With funding from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the overall goal of the project ‘Supporting STMB in Lampung Province’ is to build local implementation capacity by developing and consolidating the service delivery model through on-the-job training, coaching, and structured learning to improve sanitation service delivery.

By working closely with local government at a provincial, district and sub-district level, the aim is to strengthen individual and organisational performance by defining roles and responsibilities more clearly, thereby building both government and private sector capacity, which will extend to civil and grass-roots organisations.

The target by 2017 is to improve the health and quality of life for 154,000 people living in the three districts.

The solution: towards a clean bill of health

Creating large-scale behavioural change across diverse communities with varying cultural practices is a challenging task. To deliver sustainable, meaningful outcomes in sanitation coverage, SNV will draw on the local knowledge of its government partners and our experience in behavioural change communication. We will also focus on developing the supply chain.

The project builds on SNV’s successful Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All programme, which was first developed in Asia with IRC in 2008 and is now implemented in 22 countries globally. It also integrates lessons learned from WSP, UNICEF and Simavi’s STBM programmes.

The five complementary components are:

  1. Strengthening capacity for steering and implementation of sanitation demand

  2. Strengthening capacity for sanitation supply chains and finance

  3. Strengthening capacity for behavioural change communication (BCC) for hygiene promotion

  4. Strengthening capacity for WASH governance

  5. Performance monitoring, learning and sharing information

Supporting STBM in Lampung Province (SSH4A)

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