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dc.contributor.authorGiné Garriga, Ricard
dc.contributor.authorPérez Foguet, Agustí
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Institut Universitari de Recerca en Ciència i Tecnologies de la Sostenibilitat
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationGine, R.; Perez, A. Water, sanitation, hygiene and rural poverty: Issues of sector monitoring and the role of aggregated indicators. "Water policy", 2013, vol. 15, núm. 6, p. 1018-1045.
dc.description.abstractWater and sanitation improvements together with hygiene (WASH) are central to health. However, progress in ensuring access to these basic services remains inadequate, particularly in the rural developingworld. To remedy this appalling situation, decision-makers need reliable data on which to base planning, targeting and prioritization. However, the challenges of collecting such data and producing consistent evidence are diverse. To influence policy, data have to be easily and meaningfully interpreted. In addition, the evaluation framework needs to capture the complexity inherent in the delivery of rural services. And with limited resources, the neediest must be prioritized. In this paper we compare three different monitoring and evaluation approaches: health impact indicators, standard indicators of the World Health Organization (WHO)/United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP), and one multidimensional, WASH-focused indicator. From a policy-making perspective, the likely utility of the outcomes produced by each approach is discussed. The epidemiological study producesmisleading results,which do not help draw relevant conclusions. JMPindicators provide reasonable quality basic estimates of coverage across different contexts, but are inappropriate to build up a complete picture of such context. The index approach takes into account a broader view of service level, and proves useful as a policy tool to guide action towards improved service delivery
dc.format.extent28 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Matemàtiques i estadística::Matemàtica aplicada a les ciències
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Desenvolupament sostenible::Indicadors de sostenibilitat
dc.subject.lcshWater quality--Mathematical models
dc.subject.otherAggregated indicators
dc.subject.otherHealth impact
dc.subject.otherJoint monitoring programme
dc.subject.othersanitation and hygiene
dc.titleWater, sanitation, hygiene and rural poverty: Issues of sector monitoring and the role of aggregated indicators
dc.subject.lemacAigua -- Qualitat -- Models matemàtics
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. EScGD - Engineering Sciences and Global Development
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LACÀN - Mètodes Numèrics en Ciències Aplicades i Enginyeria
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (author’s final draft)
local.citation.authorGine, R.; Perez, A.
local.citation.publicationNameWater policy

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