Taps and Toilets: How Greater Access Can Radically Improve Africa’s Future

Eshbaugh, Mark, Eric Firnhaber, Patrick McLennan, Jonathan D. Moyer, and Erin Torkelson. August 2011. “Taps and Toilets: How Greater Access Can Radically Improve Africa’s Future.” African Futures Brief No. 1. Institute for Security Studies and Pardee Center for International Futures, Pretoria, South Africa, and Denver, Colorado, USA.

The International Futures modeling system is used to explore the impact of sanitation and clean water on development in Africa through improvements in access to them. The paper explores a Base Case and alternate scenarios that reflect, respectively, enhanced rates of access and stagnating rates of access. Impacts on development are measured through infant mortality, communicable diseases, GDP, and state fragility. The analysis includes a preliminary cost-benefit analysis.

 

 

 

Content Type: AFP Policy Brief
Publication Date: 2011
Author: Mark Eshbaugh, Eric Firnhaber, Patrick McLennan, Jonathan D. Moyer, and Erin Torkelson​
Access Document: http://www.pardee.du.edu/sites/default/files/taps%20and%20toilets.pdf
Source: Institute for Security Studies and Pardee Center for International Futures