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Human development - why do billions still lack basic sanitation?

Graham Watson

25th November 2018

This BBC article highlights an oft-overlooked aspect of development: the need for basic sanitation. Over 2 billion people lack access to basic toilets, despite technological advances in toilets that would improve sanitation. However, the problem seems to be that the technology requires regular maintenance that is most easily provided in urban areas - hence, at the moment, there has been little take-up of these devices.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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