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Sanitation and externalities : evidence from early childhood health in rural India (English)

This paper estimates two sources of benefits related to sanitation infrastructure access on early childhood health: a direct benefit a household receives when moving from open to fixed-point defecation or from unimproved sanitation to improved sanitation, and an external benefit (externality) produced by the neighborhood's access to sanitation infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6737 JAN 01, 2014

Andres, Luis A.; Briceno, Bertha; Chase, Claire; Echenique, Juan A.

A brief for policy makers : East Asia and the Pacific region urban sanitation review - actions needed (English)

The World Bank, with support from the Australian Government, conducted in-depth sector studies in three countries of East Asia Pacific - Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam and synthesized the analyses and findings in a single report. ... See More +

Brief 84289 JAN 01, 2014

Lessons learned : Senegal output-based aid sanitation project (English)

The water sector in Senegal is one of the most developed in Sub-Saharan Africa. Access to water in urban areas is almost universal, but sanitation lags behind. ... See More +

Brief 83977 DEC 01, 2013

A randomized, controlled study of a rural sanitation behavior change program in Madhya Pradesh, India (English)

Poor sanitation and open defecation are thought to be a major cause of diarrhea and intestinal parasite infections among young children. In 1999, India launched the Total Sanitation Campaign with the goal of achieving universal toilet coverage in rural India by 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6702 NOV 01, 2013

Patil, Sumeet R.; Arnold, Benjamin F.; Salvatore, Alicia; Briceno, Bertha; Colford, Jr., John M.; Gertler, Paul J.

Scaling up rural sanitation : investing in the next generation - growing tall and smart with toilets : stopping open defecation improves children's height in Cambodia (English)

Open defecation within a community harms the physical and cognitive development of children, even children living in households that use toilets themselves. ... See More +

Brief 85190 NOV 01, 2013

Vyas, Sangita; Spears, Dean; Kov, Phyrum; Smets, Susanna

Integrating behavior change and hygiene in public policy : four key dimensions - lessons from the conference "beyond infrastructure : integrating hygiene in water and sanitation policy in Latin America and the Caribbean" (English)

During the past decade countries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region have lifted more than 50 million people out of poverty, yet half of the rural population in the region still lacks access to sanitation and approximately 20 percent to drinking water. ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 85189 NOV 01, 2013

Florez, Rocio

Integrating behavior change and hygiene in public policy : four key dimensions - lessons from the conference "beyond infrastructure : integrating hygiene in water and sanitation policy in Latin America and the Caribbean" : Integrando el cambio de comportamiento y la higiene en las politicas publica : cuatro dimensiones clave - lecciones de la conferencia "mss alla de la infraestructura : integrando la higiene en las politicas de agua y saneamiento en America Latina y el Caribe" (Spanish)

During the past decade countries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region have lifted more than 50 million people out of poverty, yet half of the rural population in the region still lacks access to sanitation and approximately 20 percent to drinking water. ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 85189 NOV 01, 2013

Florez, Rocio

Transforming markets, increasing access : early lessons on base-of-the-pyramid market development in sanitation (English)

The four billion global consumers at the base of the pyramid (BOP) - those earning less than two dollars a day - are increasingly recognized by the private sector as a major untapped market segment. ... See More +

Brief 84348 OCT 01, 2013

Pedi, Danielle; Davies, Will

Results, impacts, and learning from improving sanitation at scale in East Java, Indonesia (English)

Inadequate access to sanitation remains a persistent issue, affecting the lives of millions of children and families especially in poor and rural communities throughout the world. ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 85200 OCT 01, 2013

Pinto, Rebekah

Hand washing behavior change at scale : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Vietnam (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Hand washing behavior change at scale : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Vietnam, conducted in 2010 in Vietnam. ... See More +

Brief 81362 AUG 14, 2013

Chase, Claire; Do, Quy-Toan

How valuable are environmental health interventions? : evidence from a quasi-experimental evaluation of community water projects (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled How valuable are environmental health interventions? : evidence from a quasi-experimental evaluation of community water projects, conducted between 2003 and 2009 in India. ... See More +

Brief 81366 AUG 14, 2013

Pattanayak, Subhrendu; Poulos, Christine; Yang, Jui-Chen; Patil, Sumeet

Promoting hand washing behavior in Peru : the effect of large-scale mass-media and community level interventions (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Promoting hand washing behavior in Peru : the effect of large-scale mass-media and community level interventions, conducted between September 2009 and November 2010 in Peru. ... See More +

Brief 81451 AUG 14, 2013

Galiani, Sebastian; Gertler, Paul; Orsoloa-Vidal, Alexandra

Village sanitation and children's human capital : evidence from a randomized experiment by the Maharashtra government (English)

Open defecation is exceptionally widespread in India, a county with puzzlingly high rates of child stunting. This paper reports a randomized controlled trial of a village-level sanitation program, implemented in one district by the government of Maharashtra. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6580 AUG 01, 2013

Hammer, Jeffrey; Spears, Dean

Economic assessment of sanitation interventions in lao peoples' democratic republic. A six-country study conducted in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines and Vietnam under the Economics of Sanitation Initiative. : Economic assessment of sanitation interventions in Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic : a six-country study conducted in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines and Vietnam under the Economics of Sanitation Initiative (English)

Access to improved sanitation is a major concern in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Only 63 percent of the population of the country had access to improved sanitation facilities in 2010. ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 81293 AUG 01, 2013

What gets people to wash their hands? (English)

Hand washing with soap and water is a simple way to reduce the spread of disease. It doesn't require complicated technology, it's usually affordable and even young children can do it. ... See More +

Brief 79748 JUL 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza

Peru - Natural Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project : restructuring (Vol. 2 of 2) : Data sheet (English)

The objectives of the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project (PRONASAR) for Peru are to increase the sustainable use of new and rehabilitated water supply and sanitation facilities in rural areas and small towns while emphasizing improvement in hygiene practices and training in operation and maintenance. ... See More +

Project Paper 78116 JUN 11, 2013

Ghana - Results Based Financing for Sanitation and Hygiene Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet AC6947 JUN 05, 2013

Cameroon - First Phase of the Sanitation Project : Cameroun - Le Projet d'Assainissement Liquide (French)

The objective of the Sanitation Project for Cameroon is to improve planning and management of the recipient's sanitation sector as well as to provide access to sanitation services through pilot approaches in selected areas. ... See More +

Brief 78871 JUN 01, 2013

The economic returns of sanitation interventions in Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)

The Economics of Sanitation Initiative (ESI) is a multi-country study launched in 2007 as a response by the World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program to address major gaps in evidence among developing countries on the economic aspects of sanitation. ... See More +

Water & Sanitation Discussion Paper 79549 JUN 01, 2013

Coming up short without sanitation : a community sanitation program by the Indian government helped children grow taller and healthier in the State of Maharashtra (English)

Most people living in rural Indian villages defecate openly outside, without using a toilet or latrine. In 2004, as a supplement to its ongoing Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC), the government of Maharashtra conducted a randomized, controlled experiment to study the effect of a sanitation intervention. ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 79773 JUN 01, 2013

Spears, Dean

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Sanitation and externalities : evidence from early childhood health in rural India (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6737 Policy Research Working Paper
A brief for policy makers : East Asia and the Pacific region urban sanitation review - actions needed (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84289 Brief
Lessons learned : Senegal output-based aid sanitation project (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 83977 Brief
A randomized, controlled study of a rural sanitation behavior change program in Madhya Pradesh, India (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6702 Policy Research Working Paper
Scaling up rural sanitation : investing in the next generation - growing tall and smart with toilets : stopping open defecation improves children's height in Cambodia (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 85190 Brief
Integrating behavior change and hygiene in public policy : four key dimensions - lessons from the conference "beyond infrastructure : integrating hygiene in water and sanitation policy in Latin America and the Caribbean" (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 85189 UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program
Integrating behavior change and hygiene in public policy : four key dimensions - lessons from the conference "beyond infrastructure : integrating hygiene in water and sanitation policy in Latin America and the Caribbean" : Integrando el cambio de comportamiento y la higiene en las politicas publica : cuatro dimensiones clave - lecciones de la conferencia "mss alla de la infraestructura : integrando la higiene en las politicas de agua y saneamiento en America Latina y el Caribe" (Spanish)
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NOV 01, 2013 85189 UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program
Transforming markets, increasing access : early lessons on base-of-the-pyramid market development in sanitation (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 84348 Brief
Results, impacts, and learning from improving sanitation at scale in East Java, Indonesia (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 85200 UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program
Hand washing behavior change at scale : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Vietnam (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81362 Brief
How valuable are environmental health interventions? : evidence from a quasi-experimental evaluation of community water projects (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81366 Brief
Promoting hand washing behavior in Peru : the effect of large-scale mass-media and community level interventions (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81451 Brief
Village sanitation and children's human capital : evidence from a randomized experiment by the Maharashtra government (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6580 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic assessment of sanitation interventions in lao peoples' democratic republic. A six-country study conducted in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines and Vietnam under the Economics of Sanitation Initiative. : Economic assessment of sanitation interventions in Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic : a six-country study conducted in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines and Vietnam under the Economics of Sanitation Initiative (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 81293 UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program
What gets people to wash their hands? (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 79748 Brief
Peru - Natural Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project : restructuring (Vol. 2 of 2) : Data sheet (English)
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JUN 11, 2013 78116 Project Paper
Ghana - Results Based Financing for Sanitation and Hygiene Project (English)
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JUN 05, 2013 AC6947 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Cameroon - First Phase of the Sanitation Project : Cameroun - Le Projet d'Assainissement Liquide (French)
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JUN 01, 2013 78871 Brief
The economic returns of sanitation interventions in Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 79549 Water & Sanitation Discussion Paper
Coming up short without sanitation : a community sanitation program by the Indian government helped children grow taller and healthier in the State of Maharashtra (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 79773 UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program