|Title||The economics of sanitation initiative (ESI) for sanitation decision making in Southeast Asia : paper presented at the IRC symposium ‘ Pumps, Pipes and Promises: Costs, Finances and Accountability for Sustainable WASH Services' in The Hague, The Netherlan|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Place Published||The Hague, The Netherlands|
|Keywords||access to sanitation, decision making, decision support systems, sanitation services, south east asia, WASHCost|
Of this presentation only the abstract is available. This presentation discusses cost data from five South-east Asian countries in various forms (by technology, by site/project, by hardware/software, by financing source, by timing, and under different infrastructure capacity use levels) to aid decision makers in intervention selection and to draw more general lessons about sanitation financing, efficiency and sustainability. Cost data were triangulated from household surveys, project or provider documents and local market surveys to estimate investment and annualized life cycle costs per household and per individual. The various types of decision that are made by different levels of decision maker are discussed in relation to cost and other available evidence. Evidence on sanitation benefits is presented to illustrate how to supplement cost information to make better decisions. Recommendations are made for improving decision making using newly available economic evidence.
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