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Economic Costs of Inadequate Water and Sanitation: South Tarawa, Kiribati

Economic Costs of Inadequate Water and Sanitation: South Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2014
  • This study seeks to estimate and quantify the total economic costs of the inadequate water supply and sanitation situation in Kiribati¿s main urban centre, South Tarawa. It also aims to demonstrate that vulnerable groups such as women are most likely to bear a disproportionate amount of the economic costs associated with low levels of access and poor quality of basic water supply and sanitation services. It is intended to be used to inform the design of reforms in improving the urban water supply and sanitation sector performance as a means of supporting more sustainable urban development in Kiribati and serve as a useful reference to policy makers and advisers in other Pacific developing member countries in planning for urban water and sanitation investment and policy changes. The four chapters cover: Analysis of the water supply and sanitation situation; Impacts of poor water and sanitation; Economic costs of inadequate water and sanitation and; Reducing economic burden of poor water and sanitation; followed by a conclusive summary of findings.
  • Geographical coverage: Pacific Islands, Kiribati
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Awareness raising, Economic impact, Gender, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Tourism, Vulnerable groups, Water quality, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Academia, Decision makers, Governments, Policy makers, Scientists, Statistical community, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising, Impact evaluation, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Impact study
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