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Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Large-Scale Mass-Media and Community Level Interventions. New Findings from an Impact Evaluation in Peru
  • Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Large-Scale Mass-Media and Community Level Interventions. New Findings from an Impact Evaluation in Peru
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2012
  • This paper focuses on a handwashing promotion intervention which attempts to improve child health by changing this key hygiene-related behaviour rather than by implementing large and costly infrastructure investments in water supply or sanitation. In particular, the document analyzes the Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project in Peru, a large-scale intervention that aims to generate and sustain handwashing with soap behaviour at critical junctures among mothers, caregivers, and children up to 12 years old in rural households. By trying to change the underlying...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Communication, Community participation, Health, Hygiene, Practices and habits

Investing in Water Infrastructure: Capital, Operations and Maintenance
  • Investing in Water Infrastructure: Capital, Operations and Maintenance
  • World Bank. November 2012
  • This paper outlines the major challenges related to financing the gap in global water infrastructure, including those systems that provide urban and rural water supply, and sanitation and irrigation services. The paper synthesizes the extensive body of literature on this subject, providing some examples of historical trends and proposing a reform agenda to assist countries in weathering the current financial climate. Section 1 introduces the linkages between water infrastructure and growing global challenges, including food and energy security as well as cli...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Nonrevenue water, Private sector participation (PSP), Public-private partnerships (PPP), Tariffs, Water operators, Water supply, Water User Associations

Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided. Executive summary
  • Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided. Executive summary
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. November 2012
  • Executive summary of report Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystems, Food security, Health, Meteorology, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided
  • Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. November 2012
  • This report provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4 Celsius warming within this century. It is a rigorous attempt to outline a range of risks, focusing on developing countries and especially the poor. A 4C world would be one of unprecedented heat waves, severe drought, and major floods in many regions, with serious impacts on ecosystems and associated services. But the report points out that, with action, a 4C world can be avoided. Chapter 6 analyses sectoral impacts...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystems, Food security, Health, Meteorology, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

You Manage What You Measure: Using Mobile Phones to Strengthen Outcome Monitoring in Rural Sanitation
  • You Manage What You Measure: Using Mobile Phones to Strengthen Outcome Monitoring in Rural Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). October 2012
  • The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), through the use of mobile phones, to collect data on sanitation behaviour and make available almost real time data, offers potential at large scale. A proof of concept was piloted to test the viability of using mobile technology to strengthen monitoring in the rural sanitation sector in two blocks (sub districts) of varying socioeconomic characteristics in India. The pilot covered 23,000 households in a span of two to three months. This field note presents results of a proof of concept piloted by Worl...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Monitoring, Rural areas, Sanitation, Technology

Sanitation Marketing Lessons from Cambodia: A Market-Based Approach to Delivering Sanitation
  • Sanitation Marketing Lessons from Cambodia: A Market-Based Approach to Delivering Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). October 2012
  • This field note summarizes the results and challenges of a WSP-supported Sanitation Marketing Pilot Project, which applies the sanitation marketing approach to the rural Cambodian context.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Communication, Infrastructure, Marketing, Poverty, Sanitation

Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Mass Media and Community Level Interventions in Peru. Executive summary

Renewable Energy Desalination. An Emerging Solution to Close the Water Gap in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Renewable Energy Desalination. An Emerging Solution to Close the Water Gap in the Middle East and North Africa
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. September 2012
  • This study aims at assessing the viability of desalination to close the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region's growing water gap, including associated technological, economic, and environmental implications. After an introduction to the volume, Chapter 2 assesses current and future water availability and water demand. Chapter 3 draws on the findings and methodology of the 2030 Water Resources Group study "Charting Our Water Future" (2009) to identify the potential mix of technical measures to close the supply-demand gap for the MENA Region as a whole an...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Desalination, Energy, Environment, Pollution, Technology, Water availability, Water demand

Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project. Results, Impacts, and Learning from Vietnam
  • Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project. Results, Impacts, and Learning from Vietnam
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). September 2012
  • This learning note presents the achievements, learning, and reflections that resulted from implementing a large-scale handwashing program in Vietnam and provides recommendations for future hygiene promotion initiatives.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Hygiene

Economic Assessment of Sanitation Interventions in Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China. A six-country study conducted in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines and Vietnam under the Economics of Sanitation Initiative (ESI)

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Published in 2015