Medland-2082.pdf (283.95 kB)
0/0

Access to services in low income urban communities in Cameroon, Ghana, Rwanda and Tanzania

Download (283.95 kB)
conference contribution
posted on 20.05.2015 by Louise S. Medland, Ian Smout, C. Ngouanet, M. Oteng-Ababio, E. Twarabamenye, E. Lazaro, S. Amekudzie, Julie Fisher
Rapid urbanisation and rising population growth in may countries is putting increasing pressure on the provision of services including water, sanitation, health, education, electricity, mobile phones, transport and street lighting. People living in urban areas have better access to services (water supply, sanitation, health services, schools, mobile phones) than those living in rural areas, despite the challenges of keeping up with growing urban populations. Completed as part of the 'RurbanAfrica' research project this paper provides an overview of services by low-income communities in urban areas of four case study countries; Cameroon, Ghana, Rwanda and Tanzania, outlining the barriers to access for each service. In all four countries, urban households have much better access to improved water sources and mobile phones than to improved sanitation.
Logo branding

Categories

Keyword(s)

Funding

This work was conducted through the RurbanAfrica project, under the EU FP7 programme.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Published in

Sustainable water and sanitation services for all in a fast changing world WEDC Conference

Pages

? - ? (6pp)

Citation

MEDLAND, L.S. ... et al, 2014. Access to services in low income urban communities in Cameroon, Ghana, Rwanda and Tanzania. IN: Shaw, R. (ed). Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services For All in a Fast Changing World: Proceedings of the 37th WEDC International Conference, 15th-19th September 2014, National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi, Vietnam. Loughborough: WEDC.

Publisher

© WEDC, Loughborough University

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This is a conference paper.

ISBN

1843801795;9781843801795

Other identifier

WEDC_ID:21912

Language

en

Location

NUCE, Hanoi, Vietnam

Exports

Logo branding

Categories

Keyword(s)

Exports