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Sewerage works: public investment in sewers saves lives

Sewerage works: public investment in sewers saves lives

Hall, David and Lobina, Emanuele ORCID: 0000-0003-4774-0308 (2008) Sewerage works: public investment in sewers saves lives. Discussion Paper. UNISON Communications, London, UK.

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Without sewers, more children die, and those who survive suffer in terms of physical growth and educational attainment. Donor policies and advice on sewers are wrong in three key respects. Sewers in cities are not optional extras but essential. Sewers need to be financed by taxation not user charges. And sewers in cities are affordable for most countries, many of whom are already investing in sewers in their cities. The aid needed is concentrated in a few countries, and this is affordable for rich countries.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: Report from PSIRU commissioned by UNISON and PSI.
Uncontrolled Keywords: sewerage, sewers, developing countries, aid
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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