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A Model to Estimate the Cost-Effectiveness of Water Pollution Management Strategies in Developing Countries: The Cocody Bay Case, Côte d’Ivoire

  1. Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
  2. Université Alassane Ouattara, Bouaké BP V 18 01, Côte d’Ivoire
  3. Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA
Version 1 : Received: 27 August 2016 / Approved: 27 August 2016 / Online: 27 August 2016 (11:01:22 CEST)

How to cite: Sanogo, V. A Model to Estimate the Cost-Effectiveness of Water Pollution Management Strategies in Developing Countries: The Cocody Bay Case, Côte d’Ivoire. Preprints 2016, 2016080219 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0219.v1). Sanogo, V. A Model to Estimate the Cost-Effectiveness of Water Pollution Management Strategies in Developing Countries: The Cocody Bay Case, Côte d’Ivoire. Preprints 2016, 2016080219 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0219.v1).

Abstract

The pollution of the bays in Abidjan is a major concern for the Ivorian policy makers. In fact, the pollution of the bays induce high costs to the society while impacting population health dramatically. As a result, pollution reduction management of production activities has been undertaken in the Cocody Bay area. To our knowledge, no study has yet proposed a model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of these pollution management strategies. A cost-effectiveness model, based on Monte Carlo simulation, was developed to assess the economic and environmental impacts of various scenarios characterized by a set of production practices, both in the short term and in the long term. The authors discuss the steps and input parameters of the model presented. The proposed model may serve as the basis for identifying an optimal production scenario defined as the scenario with the best incremental cost-effectiveness ratio considering a willingness to pay (WTP) threshold. The WTP, to be estimated based on the gross domestic product of Côte d’Ivoire, represents the opportunity costs associated with selecting the optimal scenario. The current framework can also be applied to other settings facing similar challenge.

Subject Areas

pollution; cost-effectiveness analysis; Cocody; environmental policies; environmental constraints

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