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Title: HOUSEHOLD’S WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT OPTIONS: THE CASE OF YEKKA SUB CITY, ADDIS ABABA,ETHIOPIA
Authors: Solomon, Tarfasa
Advisors: Dr. Alemu Mekonnen
Copyright: 2007
Date Added: 17-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: A major implication of the pattern of urbanization and rapid population growth in developing countries, like Ethiopia, is expanding adequate infrastructures, waste management service being one of them. However, it seems that this has not been the case in developing countries in general and in Ethiopia in particular. There is a range of solid waste problems, including inadequate waste collection systems, open dumping and other forms of improper final disposal resulting in environmental pollution. The primary objective of this study is to conduct an economic study on demand for municipal solid waste management (SWM) improvements in Yekka-sub city, Addis Ababa, so that the adverse effects of the solid waste in terms of economic, health and environmental impacts may be minimized. In this study an environmental valuation technique – Choice modeling (CM) was employed on 242 randomly selected urban households in Yekka-sub city to estimate the economic values of household’s preferences for improved solid waste management service. This study has obtained estimates of marginal values of improved SWM service attributes and households’ WTP for improved MSW management services. Households on average are willing to pay an additional charge of Birr 12.95 per month for a change in collection frequency form once per week to twice per week or from twice per week to thrice, ceteris paribus, and that households’ net benefit per unit of waste is higher when there is sorting compared with the situation when there is no sorting since they pay less per unit of total waste ((i.e. both the recyclable and the non-recyclable solid waste) when there is sorting relative to what they pay for total waste when there is no sorting, ceteris paribus. In conclusion, households are willing to pay a positive amount of money for solid waste management service, which implies that any policy to bring about efficient solid waste management service in an area needs to include the demand side information should it yield the needed environmental impacts while yielding the needed environmental impacts.
Description: A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES OF ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN ECONOMICS (RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/564
Appears in:Thesis - Economics

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