Introduction Since investment options are always compared under a budget constraint, economic evaluation aims to inform unavoidable decisions and support allocative efficiency. Various economic evaluation methods (such as cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis) compare costs and consequences of alternative interventions. Improvements in sanitation can impact on health, and it is typically health outcomes such as averted… Continue reading Using the concept of ‘sanitation-related quality of life’ (SanQoL) to measure what is valued by users
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 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 estimating cost-effectiveness of the shared sanitation programme led by Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) in Maputo. After… Continue reading A PhD on urban sanitation economics