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Zambia, Sub-Saharan Africa  Show on interactive map

Active from:

Jan 2016 to Dec 2018

Implementing organisation(s):

Centre for Infectious Disease Research Zambia (CIDRZ)


DFID, through the Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE) Consortium

Contact persons:

Emily Balls




SanDem is a behaviour change intervention targeting landlords to create demand for improved sanitation in peri-urban settlements in Lusaka. This study is the first to show that a purely behavioural intervention, independent of institutional reform or financial incentives, can improve the quality of shared toilets in peri-urban areas. Outcome mapping was used for the research into use/research uptake component of the project.

Why was OM chosen?

Outcome mapping was chosen to plan, measure and deliver research into use activities to ensure maximum engagement with key stakeholders - and increase the likelihood that research findings would be taken up.

What was the experience of using OM?

CIDRZ have been able to engage and reach new stakeholders, working in partnership to improve urban sanitation. For example after presenting to UK politicians and DFID staff during a country visit, CIDRZ were funded by DFID Zambia to use the behaviour change techniques trialled in the SanDem project to design and deliver a disruptive behaviour change intervention to prevent cholera in urban Lusaka.

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