Sanitation and User Charges in Indian Slums: Who Pays and How Does It Matter? -Indranil De

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published Published on Feb 6, 2020   modified Modified on Feb 6, 2020
-Economic and Political Weekly

Despite the efforts of successive governments, sanitation coverage remains low in India. While several studies have explored the impact of user financing on the improvement of sanitation facilities, this article looks at the conditions of housing, infrastructure and the surroundings of slums, under which different sanitation arrangements are made. The sanitation arrangements considered are of various types of ownership and cost-sharing arrangements. The findings provide useful insights that challenge one of the basic motivations for user financing: increased accountability in service delivery.

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Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 55, Issue No. 5, 01 Feb, 2020,

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