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WASH Poor in a Water-Rich Country : A Diagnostic of Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5995
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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2119
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Other Poverty Study
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World Bank
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dc.date.accessioned
2017-06-26T15:48:26Z
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2017-06-26T15:48:26Z
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dc.date.issued
2017-06
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dc.description.abstract
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is among the five poorest countries in the world, whether measured by poverty rate or number of poor. Political instability and rapid demographic growth—the second highest in Africa—have driven an increase in the total number of poor that puts extreme pressure on the country’s derelict infrastructure. Access to improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services is low, with particularly dramatic shortfalls among the poorest and rural dwellers, but a pervasive lack of truly safe services even among wealthier and urban households. Water contamination is common even among households with access to piped water in major urban areas, and nearly universal in the rural areas surveyed by this diagnostic. This contamination is making WASH a key contributing factor to a silent emergency that is placing DRC’s poor and rapidly growing population at risk of permanent disconnect: widespread malnutrition. Malnutrition is especially common among DRC’s children (43 percent in 2014) and has been shown to have irreversible negative effects on physical and cognitive development. This diagnostic analyses these trends and links them to institutional weaknesses in the WASH sector, in particular institutional fragmentation, weak capacity, and a bias toward specific institutions and services. Opportunities for improvement are analyzed and condensed into six clear messages that provide guidance on the way forward for the WASH sector in the DRC.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/27320
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dc.language
English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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WASH Poverty Diagnostic Series;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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dc.subject
WATER AND SANITATION
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HYGIENE
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POVERTY MEASUREMENT
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ACCESS TO SERVICES
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MALNUTRITION
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URBAN WATER SUPPLY
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URBAN SANITATION
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dc.title
WASH Poor in a Water-Rich Country
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dc.title.subtitle
A Diagnostic of Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Report
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okr.date.disclosure
2017-06-23
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Economic & Sector Work :: Other Poverty Study
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Economic & Sector Work
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okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/651601498206668610/WASH-poor-in-a-water-rich-country-a-diagnostic-of-water-sanitation-hygiene-and-poverty-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo
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yes
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090224b084d10f01_1_0
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27671964
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okr.identifier.report
116679
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true
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/651601498206668610/pdf/116679-22-6-2017-12-42-8.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
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okr.region.country
Congo, Democratic Republic of
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okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health and Sanitation
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Public Health Promotion
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Diagnostics
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Water Supply and Sanitation :: Sanitation and Sewerage
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Water Supply and Sanitation :: Water Supply and Sanitation Economics
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Water Supply and Sanitation :: Water Utility Services to the Poor
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Urban Development :: Urban Water & Waste Management
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Water Global Programs (GWAGP)
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