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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

UN-Water Country Briefs. Zambia
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Zambia
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance

UN-Water Country Briefs. Tanzania
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Tanzania
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality

UN-Water Country Briefs. Ghana
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Ghana
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality

UN-Water Country Briefs. Gambia
  • UN-Water Country Briefs. Gambia
  • UN-Water. June 2013
  • These UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues by policy makers dealing with peace and security, infrastructure investments, agricultural, health, education and environmental issues, as well as macro- and micro-economic perspectives. The briefs provide information on total water withdrawal by sector; water-related investment; the impact for development of irrigated agriculture, hydropower, water us...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Environment, Industry, Investments, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality

Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. June 2013
  • This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Building on the 2012 report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided, this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day (0.8C), 2C and 4C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across these regions. It finds many significant climate and development impacts are already being felt in some regions, and in some cases multiple threats of increasing extreme he...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Food security, Groundwater, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water security

Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Report 2013. Food security in Africa: Issues, challenges and lessons. Executive summary

Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Report 2013. Food security in Africa: Issues, challenges and lessons
  • Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Report 2013. Food security in Africa: Issues, challenges and lessons
  • African Development Bank (AfDB), African Union Commission (AUC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). May 2013
  • As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target date of 2015 approaches, this report takes stock of Africa's progress. This 2013 MDG report reveals a mixed pattern successes and failures, improvements and challenges, innovations and obstacles. The report summarizes Africa's MDG performance and identifies the best performing countries by indicator. Information about Target 7C: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, as well as on factors hindering progress in access to safe drin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Food security, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Water supply

Water Business Kit Kenya. A guide to starting your own water treatment and vending business
  • Water Business Kit Kenya. A guide to starting your own water treatment and vending business
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC). March 2013
  • This Water Business Kit is the product of previous research in Southeast Asia by Aquaya and work in Kenya which has established and supported water treatment and vending businesses. The kit is designed to provide entrepreneurs with a step-by-step guide to opening and operating a successful water treatment and vending retail business in Kenya. It is organized in four parts keys to business success, planning your business, setting up your business and running your business.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Small-scale providers

Global Sanitation Fund. Progress Report 2012
  • Global Sanitation Fund. Progress Report 2012
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). March 2013
  • This report provides the latest information on the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), established by WSSCC in 2008 to inject nances into countries with high needs for sanitation. Currently operational in ten countries in Asia and Africa, GSF supports national programmes developed through a consultative process among representatives from governments, local nongovernmental organizations and their associations, private companies, and international development partners. All programmes supported by GSF address the problem of inadequate sanitation and hygiene by focusin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Sanitation

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Published in 2015