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Does project-level aid for water and sanitation improve child health outcomes?: Evidence from household panel data in Uganda

Lynda Pickbourn, Raymond Caraher and Léonce Ndikumana

No wp-2022-141, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Empirical studies on the effectiveness of aid to the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector (WASH aid) have focused primarily on access to these services as the benchmark for evaluating the effectiveness of aid in this sector. Given the importance of WASH services for public health outcomes, the effectiveness of WASH aid should also be evaluated in terms of its impact on health outcomes. This is especially important in low- and middle-income countries where achieving sustained improvements in child health outcomes remains a challenge.

Keywords: Aid effectiveness; Public health; Water; Sanitation; Stunting; Difference-in-differences; Uganda (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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