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Assessment of hygiene interventions: cost-effectiveness study applied to Burkina Faso

This working paper presents the results obtained in applying a methodology for assessing hygiene cost effectiveness in two sites in Burkina Faso: Ladiana and Ouahabou. The intervention examined here involves a combination of workshops held in villages, and household visits conducted. Effectiveness, as reflected in behaviour change, was measured using three indicators: 1. faecal containment and latrine use; 2. handwashing with soap at critical times; and 3. domestic water management from source to consumption.The cost of such an intervention and the expenditure incurred by households were calculated, and compared with the behaviour change observed. Using a survey administered to a total sample of 1,093 households that were beneficiaries of the SaniFaso programme between November 2011 and November 2012, the study enabled testing of the methodology as presented in Working Paper 7, and quantification of the effectiveness of the intervention. [authors abstract] Original paper in French.

TitleAssessment of hygiene interventions: cost-effectiveness study applied to Burkina Faso
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDubé, A., Carrasco, M., Bassono, R.
Secondary TitleWASHCost Burkina Faso Working Paper
Volume6
Pagination50 p.; 14 tab.; 2 fig.;
Date Published2013-03-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordshygiene, life-cycle cost approach, service delivery
Abstract

This working paper presents the results obtained in applying a methodology for assessing hygiene cost effectiveness in two sites in Burkina Faso: Ladiana and Ouahabou. The intervention examined here involves a combination of workshops held in villages, and household visits conducted. Effectiveness, as reflected in behaviour change, was measured using three indicators: 1. faecal containment and latrine use; 2. handwashing with soap at critical times; and 3. domestic water management from source to consumption.The cost of such an intervention and the expenditure incurred by households were calculated, and compared with the behaviour change observed. Using a survey administered to a total sample of 1,093 households that were beneficiaries of the SaniFaso programme between November 2011 and November 2012, the study enabled testing of the methodology as presented in Working Paper 7, and quantification of the effectiveness of the intervention. [authors abstract] Original paper in French.

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Translated TitleAssessment of hygiene interventions: cost-effectiveness study applied to Burkina Faso
Original PublicationÉvaluation des interventions d’hygiène: Coûts appliquée au Burkina Faso (French)

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