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Household Demand for Improved Solid Waste Management Service in Ethiopia: The Case of Bahir Dar City

Abstract: 

Mishandling Solid Waste Management Causes Harmful Environmental, Health And Economic Effects And Thus It Calls For The Use Of Efficient And Adequate Solid Waste Management System. Therefore, This Study Aims At Addressing The Problem That The People Of Bahir Dar Face As A Result Of Improper Handling Of Solid Waste And Forwarding Possible Solutions. A Cvm Was Applied Using Biding Game Elicitation Format With A Single Bound Dichotomous Choice Question Followed By Open Ended Follow Up Question And Face-To-Face Interviews Were Undertaken On A Sample Of 200 Households. Descriptive Analysis Of The Survey Data Reveal That The Majority (60.5%) Of The Respondents Were Dissatisfied With The Collection And Disposal System Of Current Private Waste Collector Services. Of The 29.5% Respondents That Were Satisfied With The Existing Service 65.5% Need The Proposed Improved Swm Service. This Shows That Even Those Households Who Seem Satisfied Need The Improved Service Owing To The Attributes That Are Included In The Improved Proposed Swm Service. The Result Showed That 82% Of The Sampled Households Were Wtp A Positive Amount For The Improved Swm Service With A Mean Mwtp Amount Of Birr 14.5 Per Month. The Econometric Models Results Reveal That Households Wtp And The Magnitude Are Affected By Level of Education, Family Size, Number Of Children, and Length Of Time/Years Of Stay, Income And Household Work. Except For Family Size All Other Variables Have A Positive Effect On Wtp Amount. The Findings Suggest That Households Are Wtp For Improved Swm. Thus, If the Improved Swm Service Is Provided In the City the Environment Will Not Be Polluted and At the Same Time The Demand For Improved Environmental Quality Of The Household Will Be Satisfied

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu & Worku Gebeyehu (Editor) & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-99944-54-24-2
Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia
Cataloge Date: 
02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: 
Finance, Inflation, Economic Growth and Other Sector
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2012
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Volume: 
II
Publication date: 
2013-06-27 23:12:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:43:29
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Annualy