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Guy Hutton

Economist

International Consultant and Founding Director of DSI Development Solutions International. Previously Head of Health Systems and Economics Unit at the Swiss Tropical Institute (STI). Doctor of Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London University.

Research areas
Health and Development Economics.

Publications

Assessment Paper

Post-2015 Consensus: Water and Sanitation Assessment, Hutton

On drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) specifically, a highly consultative process has been managed by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) since 2011, leading to a series of proposed WASH targets and indicators for the post-2015 period. These go beyond the MDG target on improved drinking water and basic sanitation: the targets also include hand washing, WASH outside the household, more advanced water and sanitation services, and accelerated coverage for poor and disadvantaged groups until the target year 2030. An interim target includes ending open defecation by the year 2025. This paper provides an evidence base with which to compare different WASH targets and world regions by benefit-cost ratio.

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment of Final OWG Targets

This report assesses the targets in the OWG’s Final Outcome Document from 19 July 2014. This builds upon the information presented in similar documents which the Copenhagen Consensus Center released...

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment for 12th Session OWG Goals

The Copenhagen Consensus has updated our benefit-cost assessment of UN Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals for the 12th session of the Open Working Group. The Copenhagen Consensus will present...

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment for 11th Session OWG Goals

Some of the world’s top economists have assessed the targets from the 11th session Open Working Group document into one of five categories, based on economic evidence: Phenomenal, Good, Fair, Poor and Uncertain.

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Assessment Paper

A Scorecard for Humanity: Air Pollution

The biggest environmental problem in the world is, perhaps surprisingly, air pollution. Perhaps even more surprisingly, it has been declining for past 110 years. This is because most air pollution deaths are caused by indoor pollution from cooking and heating with dirty fuels.

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Perspective Paper

Third Copenhagen Consensus: Water and Sanitation Perspective, Hutton

An Assessment Paper on Water and Sanitation has been written by Frank Rijsberman and Alix Zwane and released by the Copenhagen Consensus Center. In addition two Perspective Paper have been released,...

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Assessment Paper

Second Copenhagen Consensus: Air Pollution Assessment, Larsen Hutton Kkanna

An Assessment Paper on Air Pollution was prepared for the second Copenhagen Consensus by Bjorn Larsen, Guy Hutton, Neha Kkanna. The working paper used by the Expert Panel is available for download...

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Bill Gates for a Day: Air Pollution presentation

Guy Hutton's presentation for the Bill Gates for a Day conference held in March 2007...

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Assessment Paper

Bill Gates for a Day: Water & Sanitation

In the year 2002, it was reported that 1.1 billion lacked access to improved drinking water sources and 2.6 billion lacked access to improved sanitation. In some less developed world regions, the proportion of the population lacking access to improved water supply and sanitation was disturbingly high, especially for improved sanitation access.

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Presentation

Bill Gates for a Day: Water & Sanitation presentation

Guy Hutton presented his findings on the subject of Water & Sanitation at the Bill Gates for a Day conference in March 2007.

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