In this resource, the author provides a summary of what is known about the economic case for handwashing. The content of this resource is designed to aid decision makers as they develop costed national hygiene roadmaps or as they advocate for greater investment in hygiene. The resource explains what types of costs are normally involved in hygiene programming, the state of national hygiene funding, types of economic analyses (cost-benefit vs cost-effectiveness) and what is known about the returns on investment from hygiene programmes. Lastly it includes actions that implementers can take to advance our understanding of hygiene programming costs and benefits. View the full report here

Author: Ian Ross