The W:ISE toolkit applies a mixed methods approach to understanding community-based WaSH as a first step in evidence informed decision-making and building capacity for change. The various tools that make up the W:ISE toolkit use a combination of methods to collect information. They are intended to be used by a community, NGO, or local government to understand the relationship that community members have with each other and with water and their environment; to understand how these relationships impact health; how and why water is used in the community; how sanitation and hygiene practices are viewed; and how changes could be made. The tools and methods described are participatory in nature; community members learn about healthy behaviours and practices while they assess their water, their environment, their social development, their health status, and the interactions among these factors.
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The titles above are listed as Appendix A, B, C in the publication.