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Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage

Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage
  • World Health Organization (WHO). May 2012
  • This study aims to estimate global, regional and country-level costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to meet the MDG target in 2015, and to attain universal coverage. The report updates previous economic analyses conducted by the World Health Organization, using new Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) coverage rates, costs of services, income levels and health indicators. Benefit-cost ratios (BCR) and costs are estimated to meet the MDG drinking water and sanitation target and to attain universal access of basic services. Rural and urban areas are analysed as separate.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Economic impact, Health, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Utility services, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Financial community, Governments
  • Main purpose: Assessment
  • Type of resource: Assessment report
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