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Understanding How Sanitation Sales Agent Gender Affects Key Sanitation Behaviors in Nepal

Explore this research that offers important insights into the role that female and male sales agents may play in driving positive sanitation behavior through market-based approaches.


The research presented shows that male sales agents in the study area tend to perform better in promoting latrine purchase and use when they are interacting with non-marginalized households and households where men are themselves exclusively financing and making the decision to purchase a latrine (non-inclusive households). 

Female sales agents appear to be associated with faster sales and more consistent latrine use, especially among specific groups within a household, when they are selling to marginalized households and households where women are involved in the financing and/or decision-making process (inclusive households).