Impact on quality of basic education of children (6-12 years old)

Education is one of the most important drivers behind helping people in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty. However, even when schooling is available absenteeism rates can be high. Recent interest has focused on whether or not WASH interventions can help reduce school absenteeism in developing countries. However, none has focused exclusively on the role of drinking water provision. We report a study of the association between school absenteeism and provision of treated water in containers into schools.