Infrastructure Gap in South Asia: Inequality of Access to Infrastructure Services

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Andres,Luis Alberto; Biller,S. A. Dan; Herrera Dappe,Matias;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Louvain-la-Neuve: European Regional Science Association (ERSA)
  • Subject: South Asia [L19] | O1 | Science and Technology [T27] | 380 | O53 | Economics [T21] | R10 | Inequality | D6 | South Asia | Regional Economic Development,Urban Slums Upgrading,Urban Services to the Poor,Rural Poverty Reduction,Transport Economics Policy&Planning | Infrastructure | O18 | Commerce, communications, transport | Poverty | Politics [T17]
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The South Asia region is home to the largest pool of individuals living under the poverty line, coupled with a fast-growing population. The importance of access to basic infrastructure services on welfare and the quality of life is clear. Yet the South Asia region's rat... View more
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    Notes: 1. The average GDP growth for AFG is for the period 2002-2009; 2. Telecom access is defined as the number of fixed and mobile lines; 3.

    World Energy Outlook 2010 by International Energy Association, except BTN and MDV, which are based on authors' estimations; 4. Improved sanitation is defined as connection to a public sewer, a septic system, pour-flush latrine, simple pit latrine, and ventilated improved pit latrine; 5. Improved water is defined as household connection, public standpipe, borehole, protected dug well, protected spring, rainwater collection; 6. Varying data years: 2005 (MDV), 2006 (AFG), 2008 (IND, NPL), 2010 (BGD, BTN, PAK, LKA, Brazil, China); 7. Varying data years: 2003 (LKA), 2005 (MDV), 2006 (AFG), 2008 (IND, NPL, China), 2010 (BGD, BTN, PAK, Brazil).

    Humphrey, J. H. (2009). “Child undernutrition, tropical enteropathy, toilets, and handwashing.” The Lancet, 374(9694), 1032 - 1035.

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