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Determinants of access to improved water sources: Meeting the MDGs

Micaela Antunes and Rita Martins ()

Utilities Policy, 2020, vol. 63, issue C

Abstract: Formally acknowledged in 2010, the human right to water reveals an increasing commitment to guaranteeing the universality of access to water for domestic uses, in accordance to the targets set in both the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals. However, countries' fulfillment of the goal to provide access to improved water sources varies. Investing in infrastructures or education and promoting women's access to formal jobs are expected to increase the access to improved water sources, especially in more urbanized areas.

Keywords: The human right to water; Improved water sources; Development goals (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 O15 Q25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2020.101019

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