Coverage as a Misleading Development Goal ; The Concept of Water-Person-Years

@inproceedings{Kstler2009CoverageAA,
  title={Coverage as a Misleading Development Goal ; The Concept of Water-Person-Years},
  author={Andreas K{\"o}stler and Marius A. Koestler and Lucrezia Koestler},
  year={2009}
}
Large sums of money have been poured into developing countries by donors, aid agencies a nd NGOs to improve people’s access to water. However, many of the constructed water sources have broken down or are dysfunctional. At the same time, donors, governments and NGOs rush to achieve coverage targets, ambitiously set and inaccurately measured. This pap er proposes a new way of meas uring the impact of investments. Assessing investments in “water-person -years” over a defined period of time… CONTINUE READING

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