A mixed-method of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies will be applied to truly make the study holistic. Stakeholder mapping, key-informant interviews, social network analysis, focus group discussions, household surveys and document analysis will form the core of the qualitative research. Modelling in Python and overlaying GIS data for sanitation solution generation will be carried out, and will encompass the unbiased and systematic quantitative optioneering.
Sanitation landscaping will be done at three different levels: city, ward and neighbourhood, using Shit Flow Diagrams, Sanitation Spectrum Analysis and Sanitation Zoning techniques, respectively. Sanitation planning exercises will take place at the neighbourhood level only.
Also an institutional analysis will be carried out to understand the drivers and barriers for the uptake of such a methodology of sanitation planning.