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Water and Poverty: The Themes: A Collection of Thematic Papers

Water and Poverty: The Themes: A Collection of Thematic Papers
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • A growing body of evidence, including experiences from case studies, suggests that water is indeed a significant key to sustainable development. These theme papers examine some of the ways in which this is true. The themes outlined in this book explore ways to improve the institutional framework and governance conditions that regulate access to water resources. They touch tough issues such as the need to create more pro-poor water governance, improve access to quality water services, mainstream gender in all aspects of water management, involve and empower the poor and develop their capacity in making decisions that affect their water management and their water-related livelihoods, strengthen their ability to cope with disasters, manage the water resources sustainably, and improve the health and well being of the poor.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community participation, Food security, Gender, Health, Livelihoods, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Water governance, Water management, Water security, Water services
  • Main target audience: Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Policy makers, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Good practices, Lessons learned, Recommendations
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Published in 2015