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(A) toolkit for monitoring and evaluating household water treatment and safe storage programmes
  • (A) toolkit for monitoring and evaluating household water treatment and safe storage programmes
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO). November 2012
  • This document is intended to address the lack of harmonized relevant tools and indicators to assist in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) programmes. The document delineates a step-by-step guidance to conduct monitoring and evaluation, including descriptions on how to 1) understand the context within which the HWTS programme is operating; 2) develop the M&E question(s); 3) select the appropriate indicator(s) to answer the question(s); 4) develop an M&E plan; 5) develop the M&E tools; 6) sel...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Monitoring, Water quality, Water supply, Water treatment

Rapid assessment of drinking-water quality. A handbook for implementation
  • Rapid assessment of drinking-water quality. A handbook for implementation
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO). October 2012
  • This assessment explores the quality of drinking-water from "improved" sources and was conceived to probe into the question to what extent the quality of drinking-water from "improved" sources deviates from the assumption that it is safe. Results in five pilot countries shows a wide range of conditions, from full compliance with the WHO Drinking-water Quality Guidelines to specific sources in a given country only meeting standards in 34% of the samples. The handbook describes the methods and procedures applied by WHO and UNICEF in the five countries, for adop...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Information and data, Microbiology, Monitoring, Water quality, Water supply

Committing to Child Survival: A Promised Renewed
  • Committing to Child Survival: A Promised Renewed
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). September 2012
  • This report examines trends in child mortality since 1990, analyses the causes of preventable child death, and outlines strategies to accelerate progress. Chapter 1 describes levels and trends in child mortality. Chapter 2 focuses on the leading causes of child deaths and makes an assessment of different diseases, including diarrhoea. Chapter 3 proposes different strategies for accelerating progress on child survival.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Children, Disease, Health

Disaster risk reduction in school curricula: Case studies from thirty countries
  • Disaster risk reduction in school curricula: Case studies from thirty countries
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). July 2012
  • This publication captures key national experiences in the integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in school curricula, identifying good practice, noting issues addressed or still lacking, and reviewing learning outcomes. The study researched DRR related curriculum development and integration, pedagogy, student assessment, teacher professional development and guidance, learning outcomes and policy development, planning and implementation aspects covering thirty countries. Floods and droughts are among the water-related disasters addressed in the report.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Education, Floods, Resilience

Pneumonia and diarrhoea. Tackling the deadliest diseases for the world's poorest children
  • Pneumonia and diarrhoea. Tackling the deadliest diseases for the world's poorest children
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). June 2012
  • This report focuses on the huge potential to narrow the child survival gap between the richest and the poorest by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhoea - the two primary killers of children under the age of five. Apart from identifying key prevention measures and treatment coverage needs, the report estimates children's lives saved by scaling up key interventions in an equitable way and presents an array of data showing progress and challenges over the past several decades.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Children, Disease, Drinking water, Health, Hygiene, Poverty, Sanitation, Water security

Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: 2012 update
  • Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: 2012 update
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP), World Health Organization (WHO). March 2012
  • This Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation reports every two years on access to drinking water and sanitation worldwide and on progress towards related targets under Millennium Development Goal 7 "to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation". The estimates presented in the 2012 report describe the situation as of end-2010 and supersede those of the JMP update published in March 2010. Monitoring draws on the findings of household surveys and censuses usually supported by nationa...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

(The) State of the World's Children 2012: Children in an Urban World
  • (The) State of the World's Children 2012: Children in an Urban World
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). February 2012
  • Each year, UNICEF's flagship publication, The State of the World's Children, closely examines the global state of children and the challenges they face. The 2012 edition focuses on urban settings. Water, sanitation and hygiene issues are particularly covered in chapter 2 and chapter 4 and figures show how inadequate access to safe drinking water and sanitation services puts children at increased risk of illness, undernutrition and death.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Children, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water supply

Drinking Water. Equity, safety and sustainability. JMP thematic report
  • Drinking Water. Equity, safety and sustainability. JMP thematic report
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP), World Health Organization (WHO). December 2011
  • This report illustrates in detail how people access drinking water and what changes have occurred since 1990. The report includes multiple disaggregation of water service levels and analyses of trends across countries and regions. It focuses on the three key challenges of equity, safety and sustainability. Disparities in terms of geography, wealth and gender are explored, which highlight the need to target water service delivery towards specific populations. Water safety concerns are highlighted and the scope of household water treatment is investigated. The ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Gender, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Pollution, Rural areas, Urban areas, Water services, Water supply

Children's Vulnerability to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific
  • Children's Vulnerability to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). November 2011
  • This report provides an overview of the climate change trends and potential impacts on children in East Asia and the Pacific that appeared in studies covering five countries that were commissioned by UNICEF. The country studies highlight children's specific vulnerability to climate change that needs to be taken into account in policy development. Children noted a range of experiences ranging from livelihood insecurity in Mongolia to threats of sea level rising in the Pacific Islands to massive flooding of their neighbourhoods in the Philippines and crop failu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Children, Climate change, Floods, Health, Water scarcity

2011 UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children. Building resilience
  • 2011 UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children. Building resilience
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). March 2011
  • UNICEF's Humanitarian Action for Children Report 2011 shows where urgent humanitarian action is imperative to save lives, to protect children against the worst forms of violence and abuse, and to ensure access to basic services, such as water and sanitation, health, nutrition and education. The country chapters in the report show the impact of humanitarian emergencies (such as floods or droughts) on the lives and dignity of children and families and highlights projected humanitarian needs for 2011 in 32 countries and territories and 6 regions.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Children, Disaster prevention, Emergency situations, Financing, Resilience, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

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