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Tracking national financial flows into sanitation, hygiene and drinking-water
  • Tracking national financial flows into sanitation, hygiene and drinking-water
  • World Health Organization (WHO). July 2012
  • This working paper lays out basic proposals for a common methodology to track WASH financial flows at the national level. It outlines a process that countries will need to go through in order to derive more comprehensive and reliable estimates of spending on WASH at the national level. The objectives of this working paper are twofold:(1) to determine the state of the evidence on the monitoring and reporting of financial flows to the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector at the national level;(2) if knowledge gaps are confirmed, to identify the key tenet...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Education, Financing, Health, Hygiene, Information and data, Monitoring, Sanitation, Tariffs, Water supply

(A) Manual for Economic Assessment of Drinking-water Interventions
  • (A) Manual for Economic Assessment of Drinking-water Interventions
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2012
  • This manual describes a practical technique for appraising or evaluating small-scale interventions that seek to provide safer and more accessible drinking-water to rural people. The manual is primarily aimed at experts who are involved in advising on the most appropriate drinking-water interventions to install in small-scale, mainly rural, settings. These experts may be working in any of the disciplines relevant to drinking-water. They include health professionals, engineers and economists. The manual presents practical techniques in a way that will satisfy t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Economic instruments, Rural areas, Small-scale providers, Water services, Water supply

Pharmaceuticals in drinking water
  • Pharmaceuticals in drinking water
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2012
  • This technical report aims to provide practical guidance and recommendations in managing concerns over pharmaceuticals in drinking-water, taking into consideration the available scientific knowledge and evidence. It emphasizes the importance to prioritize this emerging issue in the overall context of water safety management, which includes microbial and other chemical risks that may threaten the safety of drinking-water.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global, Oceania
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Pollution, Water quality, Water security, Water treatment

Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage
  • Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage
  • World Health Organization (WHO). May 2012
  • This study aims to estimate global, regional and country-level costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to meet the MDG target in 2015, and to attain universal coverage. The report updates previous economic analyses conducted by the World Health Organization, using new Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) coverage rates, costs of services, income levels and health indicators. Benefit-cost ratios (BCR) and costs are estimated to meet the MDG drinking water and sanitation target and to attain universal access of basic services. Rura...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Economic impact, Health, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Utility services, Water supply

GLAAS report 2012. UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water
  • GLAAS report 2012. UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2012
  • The objective of the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) is to monitor the inputs required to extend and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems and services. This includes the components of the "enabling environment": documenting government policy and institutional frameworks; the volume, sources and targeting of investment; the sufficiency of human resources; priorities and gaps with respect to external assistance; and the influence of these factors on performance. A secondary goal is to analyse the ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Development cooperation, Drinking water, Equity, Financing, Gender, Health, Human resources, Human right to water and sanitation, Human rights, Hygiene, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Utility services, Water governance, Water policy, Water services, Water supply

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

Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 2. Assessment form
  • Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 2. Assessment form
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • Part2. Assessment Form. The overall goal of this toolkit is to help countries minimize the impact of future health crises by assessing the capacity of their health systems to respond to various threats and identify gaps. The toolkit can be used to stimulate communication and coordination at all stages of preparing for and managing a health crisis. The toolkit comprises an user manual (Part 1) and an assessment form (Part 2). Areas covered include water safety, sanitation and hygiene among others.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Health

Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 1. User Manual
  • Strengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 1. User Manual
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • Part1. User manual.The overall goal of this toolkit is to help countries minimize the impact of future health crises by assessing the capacity of their health systems to respond to various threats and identify gaps. The toolkit can be used to stimulate communication and coordination at all stages of preparing for and managing a health crisis. The toolkit comprises an user manual (Part 1) and an assessment form (Part 2). Areas covered include water safety, sanitation and hygiene among others.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Disasters, Disease, Emergency situations, Health, Water quality

No one left behind. Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region
  • No one left behind. Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • This publication presents good practices and lessons learned from throughout the pan-European region on the policies and measures to be enacted to provide equitable access to water and sanitation. It distinguishes three key dimensions of equitable access: geographical disparities; specific barriers faced by vulnerable and marginalized groups; and affordability concerns. A range of available policy options to fight inequities in each of those key dimensions are presented. The examples contained in this publication should support and encourage policy and decisi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Equity, Human rights, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Tariffs, Transboundary waters, Vulnerable groups, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water services

Environmental health inequalities in Europe. Assessment report
  • Environmental health inequalities in Europe. Assessment report
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • This report provides an initial baseline assessment of environmental health inequalities in Europe and emphasizes that interventions to tackle them need to be based on an assessment of their magnitude and on the identification of population groups that are most exposed or most vulnerable to environmental risks. Chapter 2 particularly addresses inequalities in water supply and in lack of sanitation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Environment, Equity, Health, Sanitation, Urbanization, Water supply

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