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An Economic Characterisation of Sanitation: Between the State’s Production and the Household’s Demand

June 9, 2017
9 June 2017

The Scaling City Institutions for India:Sanitation (SCI-FI: Sanitation) initiative at the Centre for Policy Research organised a seminar (full video above) where Chloé Leclère explored the fundamental question of sanitation as an ‘economic good’ in India through a theoretical review of literature and several datasets.

Identifying three major characteristics of sanitation in India, Leclère focused on questions pertaining to the need of sanitation, what it produces, and the process that relates a biologic imperative and the environment circumscribe a multi-dimensional scape.

Chloé Leclère is a PhD Scholar in Economics at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon in France. Her research focuses on sanitation policies in India and explores the specificities related to evaluation of social programmes.

The open discussion that followed can be accessed here. More information and resources can be found at the event page.

This is the 12th in the series of the Community of Research and Practice (CORP) seminars planned by the Scaling City Institutions for India: Sanitation (SCI-FI: Sanitation) initiative.