A Shocking Fact about Sub-Saharan Africa

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Mankiw declares the war on poverty is being won citing Xavier Sala-i-Martin. Harry Clarke earlier cited the same paper.

But we have a long way to go. I was shocked to see the accompanying chart about Sub-Saharan Africa ( in most recent Global Monitoring Report). The report quotes, ‘Africa has been at the forefront of innovation in water and sanitation for the last 20 years by replacing central planning approaches with community-based management of village water supplies and by implementing technologies like easy-to-maintain hand pumps and low-cost pit latrines” (p.40).

Over 30 percent having no access to any form of sanitation is quite shocking.

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Please see this posting on Timbuktu Chronicles regarding DMT Toilets in Nigeria, a partial private sector solution to the waste management crisis.

I like some of the lines they use- PAY AS YOU SHIT,
SHIT BUSINESS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS

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