Title: Convergence in access to safe water and adequate sanitation: an analysis across countries and time

Authors: Eric Neumayer

Addresses: London School of Economics, Department of Geography and Environment,Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK

Abstract: This short note reports that developing countries have tended to converge in terms of percentage of population having access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation between 1980 and 1993-1996. It suggests that this represents a good message, but no reason for complacency. Enormous efforts are still needed until all people on earth can enjoy access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

Keywords: access; convergence; disease; drinking water; sanitation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJW.2001.002063

International Journal of Water, 2001 Vol.1 No.2, pp.210-216

Available online: 15 Aug 2003 *

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