Funding for this research was provided by:
World Bank Group (SIEF, 7175829)
Children's Investment Fund Foundation (1606-01334)
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (TW11.1016)
Received: 12 April 2019
Accepted: 23 May 2019
First Online: 21 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for the <i>Andilaye</i> Trial was provided by Emory University (IRB00076141), the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (9595), and locally by the ARHB (HRTT0135909). In addition, we registered the trial with ExternalRef removed (NCT03075436) on March 9, 2017 under the name “The impact of enhanced, demand-side sanitation and hygiene promotion on sustained behavior change in Ethiopia.” We provided study participants with full details regarding the study as well as their rights as participants of the study prior to inquiring about consent to participate. Consents were obtained orally due to low literacy rates of the population and concerns about historically coercive practices which including obtaining signatures. Oral consent was approved by all ethics boards. The consent process was conducted in the local Amharic language. We took appropriate steps to ensure confidentiality for all study participants. Deidentified data will be openly available from the World Bank data repository at the conclusion of the study.
: Not applicable.
: At the time of submission, Dr. Bethany Caruso served as an Associate Editor of BMC Public Health.