Author Archives: Radhika Menon

Radhika Menon

Radhika works with 3ie’s grantees for developing policymaker and stakeholder engagement strategies to ensure research uptake. She anchors 3ie’s advocacy work on evidence-informed policymaking.

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Making WASH behaviour stick

| September 21, 2015

Small scale trials have repeatedly demonstrated the health benefits of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes. But the benefits disappear when many of these programmes are taken to scale. Large scale handwashing, sanitation and water treatment campaigns in India, Bangladesh, Peru and Vietnam have not led to a change in the behaviour of most of
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Making participation count

and | January 9, 2014

Toilets get converted into temples, and schools are used as cattle sheds. These are stories that are part of development lore. They illustrate the poor participation of ‘beneficiaries’ in well-intentioned development programmes. So, it is rather disturbing that millions of dollars are spent on development programmes with low participation, when we have evidence that participation
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