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dc.contributor.authorAvis, William
dc.identifier.citationAvis, W. (2020). K4D Helpdesk Summary: Monitoring Air Quality in Low Income and Lower Middle-Income Countries. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.en
dc.description.abstractThis summary is based on a rapid review that surveyed academic and grey literature on air quality monitoring in low-income (LICs) and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs). Air pollution is a global environmental health threat, contributing to an estimated 3-7 million deaths per year (Lelieveld, Evans, Fnais, Giannadaki, & Pozzer, 2015; WHO, 2014). Whilst various types of air pollution exist, particulate matter air pollution contributes most to the global burden of disease. The effects of air pollution on health are documented in a range of epidemiological studies. The economic cost is also significant. The World Bank estimates that globally in 2013, air pollution led to USD 5.11 trillion in welfare losses, and USD 225 billion in lost labour income (World Bank & IHME, 2016).en
dc.description.sponsorshipFCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)en
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesK4D Helpdesk Summary;
dc.subjectEconomic Developmenten
dc.titleMonitoring Air Quality in Low-Income and Lower Middle-Income Countries - Summaryen
dc.rights.holder© Crown copyright 2020en
rioxxterms.funderDepartment for International Development, UK Governmenten

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    K4D supports learning and the use of evidence to improve the impact of development policy and programmes. The programme is designed to assist the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and other partners to be innovative and responsive to rapidly changing and complex development challenges.

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