Speaker Details

Britta Augsburg
Institute for Fiscal Studies

Antonella Bancalari
University of St Andrews and Institute for Fiscal Studies


17:00–19:00 Tokyo time
09:00–11:00 United Kingdom time


The growth of public sanitation infrastructure can play an important role in improving economic prosperity and living standards. However, to maximize its sustainable development potential, it is critical that the whole developmental process as well as behavioral responses by all actors involved be taken into account.

This ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation webinar featured Britta Augsburg of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and Antonella Bancalari of the University of St Andrews and IFS who discussed studies on sewerage expansion in Peru and community toilet maintenance in India, and how public intervention in sanitation infrastructure aimed at improving public health can lead to hazardous, unintended outcomes if improperly approached.

About the Speaker

Britta Augsburg is an Associate Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in the United Kingdom.

Antonella Bancalari is an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Andrews and Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Conference Presentations

Improving Infrastructure in Developing Cities: Experimental Evidence from India
Britta Augsburg, Associate Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)


Unintended Consequences of Public Intervention in Sanitation: The Cases of Peru and India
Antonella Bancalari, Assistant Professor, University of St. Andrews and Research Associate, IFS


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