Does economic policy in Nigeria enhance sustainable water and sanitation facilities?

Obodoechi, Divine Ndubuisi, Ugwu, Paschaline Nkeiruka, Agu, Chukwuagoziem Samuel and Ekeocha, Davidmac Olisa ORCID: 0000-0001-7098-0874
(2022) Does economic policy in Nigeria enhance sustainable water and sanitation facilities? JOURNAL OF WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE FOR DEVELOPMENT, 12 (1). pp. 23-31.

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>Over the years, economic policy in Nigeria has been a subject of concern for policymakers. The effectiveness of this policy in providing basic necessities for Nigerians has also been in question. There have been several controversies in terms of its implementation and sustainability over the years. In this paper, we investigate the impact of economic policies on providing sustainable water and sanitation facilities in Nigeria. In our analysis, the binary logistic model is adopted to understand how effective these policies are in providing these facilities. The results show that expenditure on social and community service leads to an increase in the use of unsafe sanitation facilities in the country. Furthermore, our study also shows that expenditure in the health services sector helps in reducing the use of such unsafe facilities. From the results, we recommend that policies aimed toward providing sustainable water and sanitation facilities need proper checks, improvement, and effective implementation so as to achieve viable results. These can be done by implementing supervised community projects on sanitation facilities and also by educating local communities through organized symposiums and workshops in rural and certain urban areas in the country.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic policy, PEWASH, unsafe sanitation, water sanitation, WASH
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 14:10
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:01
DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2021.094
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