Measuring trends in access to modern infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa: Results from Demographic and Health Surveys
AbstractThis short dissemination note provides a synthesis of key results from a recent study on access to infrastructure services in Africa. Using Demographic and Health Surveys from 22 countries that have conducted at least two such surveys between 1990 and 2005, we provide comparable estimates over time of access to electricity, piped water, flush toilets, and landline telephones. In addition to national, urban, and rural trends in access, we also provide a distributional analysis of how access rates have evolved between 1990 and 2005.
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Date of creation: Oct 2007
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Electricity; piped water; flush toilets; landline phones; access rates; Africa;
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- Sudeshna Banerjee & Amadou Bassirou Diallo & Quentin Wodon, 2007. "Measuring Trends in Access to Modern Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa : Results from Demographic and Health Surveys," World Bank Other Operational Studies 9553, The World Bank.
- H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
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- Quentin Wodon & Amadou Bassirou Diallo, 2007. "Demographic Transition Towards Smaller Household Sizes and Basic Infrastructure Needs in Developing Countries," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 15(11), pages 1-11.
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- Wodon, Quentin & Banerjee, Sudeshna & Diallo, Amadou Bassirou & Foster, Vivien, 2009. "Is low coverage of modern infrastructure services in African cities due to lack of demand or lack of supply ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 4881, The World Bank.
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