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The Economics of Water and Waste in Three African Capitals

Richard C. Porter Louis Boakye-Yiadom Jr Albertt Mafusire B. Oupa Tsheko



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05 June 2019
Development economics; Environmental economics; Management of land & natural resources; Waste management
First published in 1997, this volume examines the urban environments of Accra (Ghana), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Gaborone (Botswana). Each was effectively the capital city of a former British colony, and hence inherited a concern for public health. Each has made a serious and largely successful effort to provide the public goods necessary for the well-being of their urban population. Each is well above the average for all of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in these respects. However, the GDP per capita varies significantly between these three countries. Differences in standard of living are similarly evident. The authors focus intensively on public policies that determine who gets what, how they get it, and what price they pay.
By:   Richard C. Porter, Louis Boakye-Yiadom Jr, Albertt Mafusire, B. Oupa Tsheko
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Weight:   445g
ISBN:   9781138358690
ISBN 10:   113835869X
Series:   Routledge Revivals
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   05 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. Introduction. 2. Accra (Ghana). 3. Harare (Zimbabwe). 4. Gaborone (Botswana). 5. Comparison and Lessons. 6. Appendices.

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