Sanitation

Determinants of urban sanitation costs – ‘willingness to connect’ and scale effects

The Daudey 2017 paper (open access) I reviewed in this post has a useful table (p.7) of 9  determinants of urban sanitation costs. I would tend to group them more simply into three headings as below - I won't go into these more here as the table in the paper is good. 1. Technology: technology type, level… Continue reading Determinants of urban sanitation costs – ‘willingness to connect’ and scale effects

Sanitation

Sanitation as a public good and private asset

I often hear people say "sanitation is a public good". This is broadly true, but it's also  complicated. A toilet (≠ sanitation) is a private good / asset. It is partially "rival", meaning you can't use it at the same time as someone else (in the same way you use a park, motorway or public… Continue reading Sanitation as a public good and private asset