We are excited to launch the first-annual NC State Global WaSH Cluster Speaker Series. Please come and welcome our first speaker, Dr. Molly Lipscomb, Associate Professor Public Policy and Economics (University of Virginia).
Join us on Wednesday, September 5th at 12:30PM in Mann Hall 206 for Dr. Lipscomb’s talk entitled, “Improving Sanitation in Urban Environments: Evidence from Dakar, Senegal, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Accra, Ghana.”
Lipscomb’s research focuses on environmental issues in developing countries and adaptation to lack of centralized health and sanitation services. Lipscomb is a principal investigator on several large randomized controlled trials on sanitation including a project designing the optimal format for procurement auctions in Senegal, a project measuring the impact of different social network and savings interventions in increasing willingness to pay for improved sanitation services in Senegal, a project measuring the importance of access to information in negotiations with service providers in Ghana, and a project testing a targeting strategy for subsidies for sanitation services in Burkina Faso.