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Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Ghana

Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa: Ghana
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2012
  • This study is part of a series of studies which provide an estimation of economic impacts on populations without access to improved sanitation in order to provide information on the losses to society of the current sanitation situation. While not all these economic impacts can be immediately recovered from improved sanitation practices, it provides a perspective on the short- and longer-term economic gains that are available to countries through a range of policies to mitigate these impacts.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Ghana
  • Main themes: Disease, Economic impact, Equity, Health, Informal settlements, Pollution, Poverty, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Wastewater
  • Main target audience: Community leaders, Financial community, Local governments
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Impact evaluation
  • Type of resource: Case studies
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Published in 2015