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Despite work’s importance in people’s overall sense of purpose in life, several studies measuring momentary well-being find that people are very unhappy while at work. These studies have focused on…

4 December 2022 | Peer Reviewed | Kenya

Abstract Millions of households devote significant time to collecting water. This paper examines the impact that water collection has on time allocation and emotional well-being in rural Kenya. We…

27 September 2021 | EfD Discussion Paper | Kenya

Abstract We calculate the first distributional statistics for municipal water use with 14.9 million monthly billing records for a half-million households in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2014 to 2018…

28 June 2021 | Peer Reviewed | South Africa

October 2020 When Cape Town, South Africa, experienced a severe drought, the city feared “Day Zero,” the day that water would no longer be supplied through water taps. We calculated Gini coefficients…

2 December 2020 | Research Brief | South Africa

This policy note provides a snapshot of water and sanitation measures implemented by governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 14 countries in the Global South: Costa Rica, El Salvador…

2 November 2020 | Peer Reviewed | South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Chile, Vietnam, Uganda, Kenya, Central America

Over a dozen studies have examined how households who travel to collect water (about one-quarter of humanity) make choices about where and how much to collect. There is little evidence, however, that…

23 November 2020 | Peer Reviewed | Kenya

Over a dozen studies have examined how households who travel to collect water (about one quarter of humanity) make choices about where and how much to collect. There is little evidence, however, that…

13 May 2020 | EfD Discussion Paper |

Women Collecting Water in Rural Kenya Report They Would Prefer Doing Other Activities. Contrary to a widely-held belief that rural women enjoy collecting water because it gets them out of the house…

30 September 2019 | Research Brief | Kenya

To expand and maintain water supply infrastructure in rural regions of devel​oping countries, planners and policymakers need better information on the preferences of households who might use the…

12 June 2019 | EfD Discussion Paper | Kenya

A key strategy for adapting to changing water availability and rapid urbanization is a move towards full cost recovery tariffs for water and sanitation services. Because these services are…

13 March 2019 | EfD Discussion Paper |