Presentation on theme: "The Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in East Asia Economics of Sanitation Initiative Phase 1 Guy Hutton."— Presentation transcript:
The Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in East Asia Economics of Sanitation Initiative Phase 1 Guy Hutton
2 Impact per person is greatest in the lowest coverage countries Source: Economic impacts of sanitation in Southeast Asia. WSP/World Bank. 2008. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 CambodiaLao PDRIndonesiaAveragePhilippinesVietnam International Dollar (ID) United States Dollar (USD) Dollar per capita per annum
3 Poor sanitation has major and diverse impacts Source: Economic impacts of sanitation in Southeast Asia. WSP/World Bank. 2008.
4 Sanitation is a good buy! Including value of health (diarrhea) and access time gains only – the return on investment is at least 6 times Source: Global cost-benefit analysis of countries off-track to meet WSS MDGs. WHO. 2004.
5 Sanitation is a good buy! Economic Rates of Return – the most consistently available economic indicator in the preparation of WB, AfDB, AsDB grants & loans - were from 10% to 40% in 15 African and Asian countries most off-track to meet the WSS MDG target Source: preparation of economic briefings for High Level Meeting on Sanitation and Water for All: a Global Framework for Action, UNICEF & WaterAid.