Acknowledging and Learning from Different Types of Failure

  title={Acknowledging and Learning from Different Types of Failure},
  author={Naomi Vernon and Jamie Myers},
  journal={Environmental Health Insights},
The challenges faced in sanitation and hygiene programmes are numerous and complex. Failures are inevitable. From our experience of working on rapid action learning and research in this sector we have found that when mistakes are shared they are usually those which were uncontrollable and unanticipated i.e. somebody else’s fault. In this perspectives piece we propose a typology of failure alongside criteria for research and learning processes that prioritises timeliness, relevance and… 

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