Pathways out of Urban Water Poverty

Research Report

Published: 21 August 2018 12:00

By Pascale Hofmann and Taibat Lawanson

This research report sheds light onto the impacts of policy interventions on urban water poverty and explores their potential to effectively pave sustainable pathways out of it in a context where urbanisation is not paired with adequate provision of infrastructure. It further addresses the urgent need to gather more detailed information with and about urban communities that have been experiencing varying degrees of water poverty and investigates their access to WSS facilities and current practices in two informal settlements in Lagos.

The findings aim to contribute to improving future infrastructure planning and service provision and allow for more effective targeting of potential beneficiaries. They are of value to planners, policy makers and individuals involved in various efforts to reduce urban water poverty in a range of organisations.