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Below are posts organised by topic
Quality of Life
- Specific page on sanitation-related quality of life (SanQoL), with links to associated papers.
- Older posts on SanQoL
- Better lives with better toilets – SanQoL translated for public engagement
- Quality of what? From whose perspective? Thoughts on measuring sanitation quality
- Quality of Service vs. Quality of Life – ways of measuring sanitation outcomes
- A generalised way of thinking about sanitation quality of service and quality of life
- Using the concept of ‘sanitation-related quality of life’ (SanQoL) to measure what is valued by users
Key concepts in WASH economics
- What is WASH economics?
- Sanitation as a public good and private asset
- Preferences and constraints – when does container-based sanitation address the binding constraint to uptake?
The state of WASH economics
- Economist-engineers and public health economists: is WASH economics a “field”?
- Why is WASH economics so far behind health economics?
- What do we know about urban sanitation costs? (a review of Daudey, 2017)
- Determinants of urban sanitation costs – ‘willingness to connect’ and scale effects
- Recall bias and cost data
- Human capital and WASH – a note
- Funders shouldn’t misinterpret WASH-B and SHINE results as “WASH doesn’t work”
- Incremental benefits from increases in sanitation service level
- The intrinsic and instrumental value of water & sanitation
- To what should we compare the economic performance of WASH interventions?
- The economics of antimicrobial resistance and the role of water and sanitation services
WASH funding and financing
- What is WASH finance?
- Sanitation’s share of water sector aid is falling
- The difference between economic and financial analysis for WASH services
- What is transformative WASH?
- Water supply & diarrhoea – latest systematic review and economic implications
- Recent increases in rural water access in African countries relied predominantly on groundwater
- Categorisation of shared sanitation – some city-wide data using one approach
- The future is urban, the future is African (and implications for sanitation)
- CLTS, targeting and economic performance – reflections on two seminars
Climate / planetary health
- Planetary health and WASH: causes and consequences
- Adapting WASH services to climate change – the “low-regrets” principle and benefit-cost analysis