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Introductory Guide to Sanitation Marketing
  • Introductory Guide to Sanitation Marketing
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). September 2011
  • This document seeks to contribute to the field of sanitation marketing by sharing practical guidance on the design, implementation, and monitoring of rural sanitation marketing programs at scale in India, Indonesia, and Tanzania, plus additional projects implemented in Cambodia and Peru. The goal of the guide is to (1) Define sanitation marketing and the key components of a sanitation marketing initiative; (2) Provide an overall framework for scaling up rural sanitation programs and the justification for using a sanitation marketing approach; (3) Explain the ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Communication, Marketing, Rural areas, Sanitation

Scaling Up Handwashing Behaviour: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Senegal
  • Scaling Up Handwashing Behaviour: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Senegal
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). June 2011
  • This impact evaluation study utilizes a series of data collection activities to measure the impacts of the WSP Global Scaling Up Handwashing intervention, including baseline and post-intervention household and community surveys and longitudinal monitoring of diarrhea prevalence. In Senegal, the baseline survey, conducted between June and August 2009, collected information from a representative sample of the target population living in four regions. The survey comprised a total of 110 clusters and 1,600 households within 88 communes and rural communities. The ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Communication, Community management, Disease, Hygiene, Information and data, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Water supply

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. A Review of Risk Governance
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. A Review of Risk Governance
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). June 2011
  • This study aims to analyse climate related disasters risk reduction governance in the European context. There is a particular focus on the flow of information from researchers to policy makers and the way in which the decision-making process in climate adaptation and risk reduction is commonly managed. The study looks into practical cases of European regional and national adaptation strategies. The paper is divided into three sections: (1) An overview of the climate-risks and disaster risk reduction field(s); (2) An analysis of the current governance structur...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Development cooperation, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Legal aspects, Risk management, Technology

Opportunities in dam planning and management. A Communication Practitioner's Handbook for Large Water Infrastructure
  • Opportunities in dam planning and management. A Communication Practitioner's Handbook for Large Water Infrastructure
  • World Bank. June 2011
  • This handbook aims to help foster a "communication culture" that will accommodate the wide range of stakeholder interests in dam planning and management in ways appropriate to the development context of today and the need to promote solutions to sustainability challenges. It seeks to create awareness among practitioners of the benefits and costs of improving the role of communication in infrastructure development. It also demonstrates how communication helps to improve governments' capacities to address corruption issues in infrastructure. Finally, this handb...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Corruption, Dams, Infrastructure, Participation, Water governance

Handwashing with Soap - Two Paths to National Scale Programs. Lessons from the Field: Vietnam and Indonesia
  • Handwashing with Soap - Two Paths to National Scale Programs. Lessons from the Field: Vietnam and Indonesia
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). May 2011
  • This document summarizes challenges and lessons learned from two WSP Southeast Asian programs: the Handwashing Initiative (HWI) in Vietnam, and the Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap (PPP-HWWS) in Indonesia. The program in Vietnam has concentrated on first gaining an understanding on how people actually behave and then determining how to change that behaviour, while the program in Indonesia leverages the reach of the private sector and other partners to scale up handwashing initiatives that were previously researched and already underway. Th...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Communication, Health, Hygiene, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Water policy

Disaster through a different lens. Behind every effect, there is a cause. A guide for journalists covering disaster risk reduction
  • Disaster through a different lens. Behind every effect, there is a cause. A guide for journalists covering disaster risk reduction
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • This manual is intended for journalists and the media who are interested in learning more about disaster risk reduction issues. On chapter 1, the manual introduces the basics about disaster risk reduction (DRR), illustrates the issue with some facts and trends, summarizes the most frequently asked questions and provides various key messages. On chapter 2, the role of the media in DRR is addressed together with some examples of DRR reporting. Chapter 3 provides different lessons from disasters, while Chapter 4 offers useful information on natural hazards inclu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Floods, Poverty, Risk management, Urbanization

Towards Drinking Water Security in India. Lessons from the Field
  • Towards Drinking Water Security in India. Lessons from the Field
  • Ministry of Rural Development of India, World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2011
  • This document presents a compendium of rural water good practices from India which have improved drinking-water security. The document introduces successful experiences in different domains, including the following: Practices which have contributed to an improved water supply service; Multi-village scheme innovations; Practices which have improved water quality; Practices which have improved water sources sustainability; Practices related to wastewater management; Experiences in communication; and, State level reforms.
  • Main themes: Communication, Community participation, Consumer satisfaction, Drinking water, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Public policy, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Rural areas, Wastewater, Water conservation , Water policy, Water quality, Water security, Water supply

Biodiversity Challenge Badge
  • Biodiversity Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), World Association of Girl Guides and Guirl Scouts (WAGGGS). November 2010
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The biodiversity challenge badge, is designed to help teachers and leaders introduce environmental and sustainability issues to young people and guide t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Biodiversity, Children, Climate change, Communication, Environment, Land management, Water management, Watersheds, Youth

Media as partners in education for sustainable development: A training and resource kit
  • Media as partners in education for sustainable development: A training and resource kit
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). June 2008
  • This guide for journalists attempts to provide media professionals with basic information about some priority issues for sustainable development. It also provides practical exercises to inspire investigative reporting, and draws links to existing experience that may enrich the information resources of media professionals. Chapter 3 "Resource depletion: freshwater" addresses different water-related issues, including: water scarcity, access to water and sanitation, food production and food security, climate change, desertification, the human right to water, etc. [Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Conflicts, Desertification, Education, Environment, Food security, Groundwater, Human right to water and sanitation, Participation, Pollution, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Water availability, Water footprint, Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity

Water Voices Documentaries: Testing Audience Impact in Poor Communities
  • Water Voices Documentaries: Testing Audience Impact in Poor Communities
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). October 2004
  • This study presents the impact of the Water Voices documentary 'Hidden Paradise' on audiences from poor communities in the Philippines.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Communication, Development communication, Gender, Perceptions, Poverty, Practices and habits , Youth

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