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Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets. Stopping Open Defecation Improves Children's Height in Cambodia

Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets. Stopping Open Defecation Improves Children's Height in Cambodia
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2013
  • This research brief explores the impacts on health and cognitive development through the practice of open defecation. The methodology used is the statistical link between open defecation and child height, which is a good indicator of overall health throughout a child's life and future achievement. The document states the problem, introduces the methodology of the research and provides key lessons and some conclusions.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Cambodia
  • Main themes: Children, Monitoring, Open defecation, Sanitation
  • Main target audience: Academia, All audiences, Researchers
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Reporting on project findings/outputs, Stimulate debate
  • Type of resource: Briefing note, Case studies, Key messages, Lessons learned, Research study
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Published in 2015