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BRIEF April 21, 2020

Nicaragua Sustainable Water and Sanitation Sector Project

Poverty in Nicaragua is concentrated in rural areas, where more than 40 percent of the population lives. Over a third of people in rural areas lack piped in water and access to adequate sanitation. With the Government of Nicaragua, the World Bank supported a rural water supply sanitation project, known as PROSASR, to improve water and sanitation for the rural poor. An impact evaluation, conducted with the government, tested the impacts of building the capacity of local water and sanitation committees on the financial stability and maintenance of the water system as well as use of improved sanitation in households.

Research area:Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene
Researchers:Josh Gruber, University of Maryland