Researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) are working on a number of sanitation evaluation studies in India (in the states of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu) and in Nigeria (in Enugu and Ekiti).
In this note, they use data on households’ perceptions about the costs and benefits of toilet uptake to better understand why toilet uptake remains low, despite the high returns to sanitation.
This is a part of the ‘Improving productivity in developing countries: Identifying bottlenecks and obstacles to investments and technology adoption’ Project
Britta Augsburg, Bet Caeyers Francisco Oteiza. (2015) The costs and benefits of investing in a toilet: views from Indian and Nigerian households and their policy implications. Institute for Fiscal Studies