Publishing Details

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authored by:
Mkondiwa, Maxwell; Jumbe, Charles B.L.; Wiyo, Kenneth A.
Publication Date: 
December 2013
Journal Title: 
African Development Review
Journal Volume: 
25
Journal Issue: 
4
Page Range: 
537-550
DOI: 
10.1111/1467-8268.12048

Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between poverty and lack of access to adequate safe water in rural Malawi. Data used in the analysis was collected from a survey covering 1,651 randomly selected households. We use Canonical Correlation Analysis (CCA) as a distinct technique for understanding the poverty–rural water access nexus. CCA results indicate that poverty in the context of low income and expenditure is positively correlated with lack of access to safe and adequate water. Integrated Rural Water Resources Management (IRWM) interventions are therefore needed to address both challenges of poverty and poor access to adequate safe water in rural Malawi.

Citation

Mkondiwa, Maxwell; Jumbe, Charles B.L.; Wiyo, Kenneth A. (2013) "Poverty–Lack of Access to Adequate Safe Water Nexus: Evidence from Rural Malawi," African Development Review, vol. 25, 4.

Additional Attributes

Primary Contact: Maxwell Mkondiwa
Geographic Coverage: Malawi, Southern Africa
Keywords: Africa, Malawi, Poverty, Southern Africa, Water Resources