The below post dates from before I had completed the fieldwork for my PhD. So it's probably better to read the specific page on SanQoL and the associated papers, rather than the below. =========================================== Introduction Since investment options are always compared under a budget constraint, economic evaluation aims to inform unavoidable decisions and support allocative… Continue reading Using the concept of ‘sanitation-related quality of life’ (SanQoL) to measure what is valued by users
To what should we compare the economic performance of WASH interventions?
I first got interested in health economics about 10 years ago when reading various chapters of Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (DCP2) - its third edition is currently being worked on. Ranking interventions by cost-effectiveness is a compelling way to frame discussions about prioritisation. See for example the graphic below, which comes from p.41 of this chapter of DCP2. It… Continue reading To what should we compare the economic performance of WASH interventions?
A PhD on urban sanitation economics
[nb. this is an old post from when I started - the post here probably best represents what I'm working on] A few weeks ago I started an economics PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, after The topic is an economic evaluation of an urban sanitation intervention in Maputo, Mozambique. I'll be… Continue reading A PhD on urban sanitation economics