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Individual choices and universal rights for drinking water in rural Africa

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More than 500 million rural Africans lack safe drinking water. The human right to water and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal SDG6.1 promote a policy shift from building water infrastructure to sustaining water services. However, the financial calculus is bleak with the costs of “safely managed”’ or “basic” water services in rural Africa beyond current government budgets and donor funds. The funding shortfall is compounded by the disappointing results of earlier policy initiatives i...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1073/pnas.2105953118

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Smith School
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9971-9397
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal website
Volume:
118
Issue:
40
Article number:
e2105953118
Publication date:
2021-09-27
Acceptance date:
2021-08-26
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ISSN:
0027-8424
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1193537
Local pid:
pubs:1193537
Deposit date:
2021-09-28

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