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Roger Tsafack and Ronald Djeunankan
 
''Do remittances improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation in developing countries?''
( 2021, Vol. 41 No.4 )
 
 
This study examines the effect of migrant remittances on access to safe drinking water and sanitation in 116 developing countries over the period 2000-2017. Using the two-steps Generalized Method of Moments (GMM), this study attest the existence of a positive and statistically significant effect of remittances on access to safe drinking water and sanitation for the total, urban and rural populations, respectively. Furthermore, the results show that remittances reduce the urban-rural gap in access to these services. These results remain robust to the use of additional control variables and the use of an alternative measure of remittances.
 
 
Keywords: Migrant remittances, Access to water and sanitation, developing countries.
JEL: F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business: General
O5 - Economywide Country Studies: General
 
Manuscript Received : Aug 25 2021 Manuscript Accepted : Dec 29 2021

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