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Devolution in Kenya: Opportunities and Challenges for the Water Sector
  • Devolution in Kenya: Opportunities and Challenges for the Water Sector
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). September 2013
  • Devolution, or the delegation of power by central government to local or regional administration, is by far the most significant initiative in governance that Kenya has undertaken since independence. Under the Constitution of Kenya (2010), devolution has wide-ranging implications for the water sector. The Constitution recognizes that access to safe and sufficient water is a basic human right. It also assigns responsibility for water supply and sanitation provision to 47 newly established counties. Effective implementation of the new devolved framework now req...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Devolution, Legal aspects, Water governance, Water services

Disquiet on the Weather Front. The Welfare Impacts of Climatic Variability in the Rural Philippines
  • Disquiet on the Weather Front. The Welfare Impacts of Climatic Variability in the Rural Philippines
  • World Bank. August 2013
  • This paper carries out an analysis of the welfare impacts of climatic variability in the rural areas of the Philippines. One of the main objectives of this study is to quantify the extent to which unusual or erratic weather has any negative impacts on the welfare of Filipino households. Erratic weather may affect agricultural productivity which, depending on how effective was the portfolio of ex ante and ex post risk management strategies employed, may translate into reduced income and reduced food availability at the household level.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Meteorology, Rural areas

Tapping the Market: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Sanitation for the Poor
  • Tapping the Market: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Sanitation for the Poor
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2013
  • This report examines private sector provision of on-site sanitation services in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Peru, and Tanzania, four countries where the local private sector already plays a major role in the construction and maintenance of sanitation in rural (and many urban) areas. In each country, the study examines the preferences and circumstances of poor households and the performance of enterprises that provide sanitation-related services directly to them. It examines commercial and investment climate factors that may affect enterprises' actual or perceived ...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Investments, Markets, Perceptions, Poverty, Sanitation

Tapping the Market: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water for the Poor
  • Tapping the Market: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water for the Poor
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2013
  • This report examines piped water schemes in rural areas of Bangladesh, Benin, and Cambodia, where the local private sector already plays a major role in the delivery of water. The study examines the performance of networks in each country and investigates the preferences of poor households in locations served by them. It also examines commercial and investment climate factors that may affect firms' actual or perceived costs and risks, driving their decisions about increasing investment in their business. Specifically, the study seeks answers to the following ...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Investments, Markets, Perceptions, Poverty, Water demand, Water services, Water supply

Poor-Inclusive Urban Sanitation: An Overview
  • Poor-Inclusive Urban Sanitation: An Overview
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2013
  • Delivering poor-inclusive urban sanitation requires improved service delivery, rather than a focus on infrastructure. This is the core finding of this global review on challenges, trends, and approaches at the global, national and city levels to achieve viable poor-inclusive urban sanitation at scale. The paper highlights key observations and lessons from the original study report: “Delivering Sanitation to the Urban Poor: A Scoping Study (2012; unpublished).
  • Main themes: Poverty, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water services

Water Partnership Program (WPP) strategic action plan 2012-2016
  • Water Partnership Program (WPP) strategic action plan 2012-2016
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). July 2013
  • The WPP's strategic action plan describes the program's vision and strategic directions for its second phase, running from July 2012 to June 2016. It explains the rationale for scaling-up activities and provides details of the structural changes under second phase. The objectives, impacts, and expected outcomes of second phase are outlined in the next section. In addition, the strategic action plan includes plans to scale up partnership efforts, communications and knowledge management. Finally, it presents a new results framework to measure the impact of seco...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Communication, Knowledge management, Monitoring

Sharing Smart Solutions in Water. 2012 Annual Report ; Phase I Summary
  • Sharing Smart Solutions in Water. 2012 Annual Report ; Phase I Summary
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). July 2013
  • This report summarizes the achievements and impact of Water Partnership Program (WPP) phase one (2009-2012) in each of the World Bank's six regions, as well as its global impact on knowledge and innovation.
  • Main themes: Dams, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Water management, Water saving, Water security, Water supply

The Little Green Data Book 13
  • The Little Green Data Book 13
  • World Bank. July 2013
  • The Little Green Data Book is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, oceans, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. The 2013 edition of The Little Green Data Book introduces a new set of ocean-related indicators, highlighting the role of oceans in economic development.
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Energy, Environment, Forests, Health, Information and data, Sanitation, Water supply

Uncovering the Drivers of Utility Performance. Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the Role of the Private Sector, Regulation, and Governance in the Power, Water, and Telecommunication Sectors

Thirsty Energy
  • Thirsty Energy
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2013
  • The interdependence between water and energy is growing in importance as demand for both water and energy increases. As almost all energy generation processes require significant amounts of water, and water requires energy for treatment and transport, these two resources are inextricably linked. This relationship is the energy-water nexus. Section one of this paper examines the existing models, literature, and management frameworks on the nexus, as it seeks to determine what gaps exist. Section two describes the water demands of power generation in order to i...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Energy, Water demand, Water planning, Water security

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