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Economic impacts of sanitation in Southeast Asia: summary

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Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Lydia Napitupulu

No 44121, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: This study examines the major health, water, environmental, tourism and other welfare impacts associated with poor sanitation in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. By examining the economic impacts of poor sanitation, and the potential gains from improved sanitation, this study provides important evidence to support further investments in sanitation. The goal of this report is to show decision makers at the country and regional levels how the negative impacts of poor sanitation can be mitigated by investing in improved sanitation. The study is based on evidence from other investigations, surveys and databases. The impact measurement reported in the study focuses mainly on a narrow definition of sanitation - human excreta management and related hygiene practices. The measurement of water resource impact included release of gray water to water bodies, and the measurement of environmental impact included poor solid waste management.

Keywords: Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Hygiene Promotion and Social Marketing; Wastewater Treatment; Sanitation and Sewerage; Urban Water Supply and Sanitation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007-11-01
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