The latrine ownership ladder: A conceptual framework for enhancing sanitation uptake in low-income peri-urban settings

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The latrine ownership ladder : A conceptual framework for enhancing sanitation uptake in low-income peri-urban settings. / Obeng, Peter Appiah; Keraita, Bernard; Oduro-Kwarteng, Sampson; Bregnhøj, Henrik; Abaid, Robert C.; Konradsen, Flemming.

I: Management of Environmental Quality, Bind 26, Nr. 5, 10.08.2015, s. 752-763.

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Obeng, PA, Keraita, B, Oduro-Kwarteng, S, Bregnhøj, H, Abaid, RC & Konradsen, F 2015, 'The latrine ownership ladder: A conceptual framework for enhancing sanitation uptake in low-income peri-urban settings', Management of Environmental Quality, bind 26, nr. 5, s. 752-763. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-05-2014-0079

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Obeng, P. A., Keraita, B., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Bregnhøj, H., Abaid, R. C., & Konradsen, F. (2015). The latrine ownership ladder: A conceptual framework for enhancing sanitation uptake in low-income peri-urban settings. Management of Environmental Quality, 26(5), 752-763. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-05-2014-0079

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Obeng PA, Keraita B, Oduro-Kwarteng S, Bregnhøj H, Abaid RC, Konradsen F. The latrine ownership ladder: A conceptual framework for enhancing sanitation uptake in low-income peri-urban settings. Management of Environmental Quality. 2015 aug 10;26(5):752-763. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-05-2014-0079

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Obeng, Peter Appiah ; Keraita, Bernard ; Oduro-Kwarteng, Sampson ; Bregnhøj, Henrik ; Abaid, Robert C. ; Konradsen, Flemming. / The latrine ownership ladder : A conceptual framework for enhancing sanitation uptake in low-income peri-urban settings. I: Management of Environmental Quality. 2015 ; Bind 26, Nr. 5. s. 752-763.

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