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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

State of the World's Forests 2011
  • State of the World's Forests 2011
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). February 2011
  • State of the World's Forests, which is published on a biennial basis, presents up-to-date information on key themes affecting the world's forests. The 2011 issue takes a holistic approach to the multiple ways in which forests support people's livelihoods under the theme 'Changing pathways, changing lives: forests as multiple pathways to sustainable development'. To explore this theme, the report tackles three core subjects - sustainable forest industries, climate change and local livelihoods - and examines their potential to stimulate development at all level...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Climate change, Community management, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Forests, Industry, Livelihoods, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge

(The) political economy of sanitation: How can we increase investment and improve service for the poor? Operational experiences from case studies in Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Senegal

(The) IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Performance Blue Book. The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities Databook
  • (The) IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Performance Blue Book. The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities Databook
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2011
  • The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities (IBNET) provides a set of tools that allows water and sanitation utilities to measure their performance both against their own past performance and against the performance of similar utilities at the national, regional, and global levels. IBNET collects, analyzes, and provides access to information of more than 2,500 water and wastewater services providers from 110 countries around the world. The IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Performance Blue Book is designed to raise awareness of h...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Fee collection, Information and data, Nonrevenue water, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Utility services, Water supply

Gender Mainstreaming Impact Study
  • Gender Mainstreaming Impact Study
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2011
  • This impact assessment identifies how the water and sanitation initiatives implemented under the Water Sanitation and Infrastructure Branch of UN-HABITAT, have strategically mainstreamed gender aspects in its various initiatives and to identify achievements and impact, challenges, lessons learned and provide recommendations. The study has looked at global, regional and country activities. The country programmes reviewed are implemented in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria in Africa; India, LaoPDR, Nepal and Vietnam in Asia and Nicaragua in the Latin America ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Financing, Gender, Informal settlements, Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Water supply

Climate Change and Freshwater Resources. A synthesis of adaptation actions undertaken by Nairobi work programme partner organizations
  • Climate Change and Freshwater Resources. A synthesis of adaptation actions undertaken by Nairobi work programme partner organizations
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 2011
  • This document provides a synthesis of actions undertaken by 21 Nairobi Work Programme (NWP) partner organizations, and highlights the results obtained and lessons learned on freshwater issues in particular. The contributions of partner organizations showcase a rich mix of actions on freshwater resources, which have generated results on the ground, particularly in developing countries, and produced useful lessons demonstrating improved understanding and assessment of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. The publication consists of two parts...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Awareness raising, Capacity building, Climate change, Gender, Participation, Vulnerability, Water management, Water security

Constructive Dialogue. Communication for Development in Water, Sanitation, and Infrastructure Projects
  • Constructive Dialogue. Communication for Development in Water, Sanitation, and Infrastructure Projects
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). 2011
  • This report organizes the contents, lessons learned, and conclusions of the workshop "Constructive Dialogue: Communication for Development in Water, Sanitation, and Infrastructure Projects in Latin America", which took place at the World Bank office in Peru in November 23-25, 2009. Following a brief theoretical overview of the concept of Communication for Development and the processes and approaches that it can entail (Chapter 1), the document reviews the importance of Communication for Development in project design and implementation of projects, in particul...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Development communication, Infrastructure, Participation, Sanitation, Water management

Sandwatch: Revised and expanded edition. Adapting to climate change and educating for sustainable development
  • Sandwatch: Revised and expanded edition. Adapting to climate change and educating for sustainable development
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). December 2010
  • This manual updates and expands the earlier version of "Introduction to Sandwatch: an educational tool for sustainable development". Sandwatch is a programme through which children, youth and adults work together to scientifically monitor and critically evaluate the problems and conflicts facing the marine and coastal environment - in particular, the beach environment - and develop sustainable approaches to address these issues. Chapter 9 focuses on water quality issues, links it to the climate change issue and proposes an activity to learn measuring and moni...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Coastal zones, Community participation, Ecosystem services, Education, Islands, Sustainable development, Water quality

Rural Poverty Report 2011. Overview
  • Rural Poverty Report 2011. Overview
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). December 2010
  • Overview of the Rural Poverty Report 2011.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Community management, Development cooperation, Gender, Poverty reduction, Risk management, Rural areas, Sanitation, Utility services

Rural Poverty Report 2011. New realities, new challenges: new opportunities for tomorrow's generation
  • Rural Poverty Report 2011. New realities, new challenges: new opportunities for tomorrow's generation
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). December 2010
  • The Rural Poverty Report 2011 explores the challenges that make it so difficult for rural people to overcome poverty, and identifies opportunities and pathways that could lead towards greater prosperity. It highlights policies and actions that governments and development practitioners can take to support the efforts of rural people themselves, today and in the coming years. The report also presents testimonies from men and women living in rural areas in six countries around the world: China, Egypt, Madagascar, Pakistan, Peru and Senegal. The basic notion put ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Community management, Development cooperation, Gender, Livelihoods, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Risk management, Rural areas, Sanitation, Utility services, Water management, Water scarcity

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