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United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 2: Knowledge Base
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 2: Knowledge Base
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Capacity building, Desertification, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Drylands, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Financing, Gender, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Investments, Risk management, State of water resources, Urban areas, Valuation, Water allocation, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 1: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 4. Volume 1: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. March 2012
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 4th edition introduces a new thematic approach (Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk), and directly reports from the regions, highlighting hotspots. It...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Financing, Gender, Health, Industry, Information and data, Investments, Poverty reduction, Risk management, State of water resources, Valuation, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

Urban Sanitation Experiences from Senegal and Burkina Faso. Broadening Urban Sanitation Activities
  • Urban Sanitation Experiences from Senegal and Burkina Faso. Broadening Urban Sanitation Activities
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). February 2012
  • This report assesses the design and implementation of two World Bank-supported programs - The Ouagadougou Strategic Sanitation Plan in Burkina Faso and the Dakar Periurban On-site Sanitation Program in Senegal - by evaluating their methodologies, financial and technical parameters as well as understanding the policy and legal framework in order to replicate their key features where applicable. Section I reviews the trends of the urban sanitation market in West Africa and the rationale for public interventions in sanitation. Section II summarizes the main desi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Financing, Investments, Markets, Participation, Private sector participation (PSP), Sanitation, Urban areas, Utility services, Wastewater, Water services, Water supply

Sanitation Finance in Rural Cambodia
  • Sanitation Finance in Rural Cambodia
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). February 2012
  • This document presents the findings of a study on sanitation finance in Cambodia. This guidance note contains an introduction on sanitation financing and subsidies, stating the cases for subsidies as well as some of their practical pitfalls. The study used data (as of late 2009) from two case studies of rural sanitation finance in Cambodia to illustrate the practical issues, supplemented by preliminary data from two sanitation marketing projects. The study also examined the potential use and effectiveness of (hardware) subsidies, conditional cash transfers (C...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Financing, Rural areas, Sanitation

More, Better, or Different Spending? Trends in Public Expenditure on Water and Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • More, Better, or Different Spending? Trends in Public Expenditure on Water and Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). December 2011
  • This overview paper aims to determine the size and composition of the flow of funds, assess the quality of public spending, and identify common issues in public expenditure in the water sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. The paper tests current public spending patterns against the economic rationale for such spending, including reducing disparities in service delivery and overcoming market failures. The scope of the present review includes expenditures by public institutions (at the central and local government levels) on domestic resources and grants or loans pro...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Economic instruments, Financing, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Utility services, Water governance, Water management, Water policy, Water services, Water supply

Guide for Wastewater Management in Rural Villages in China
  • Guide for Wastewater Management in Rural Villages in China
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). December 2011
  • This Guide is intended to be a useful resource for Chinese policy makers and practitioners. It includes a review of historical and current policies and practices related to wastewater management in rural China. The guide outlines a framework and strategies for establishing municipal and village level wastewater management programs in line with the country's New Socialist Countryside Initiative.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Community management, Financing, Monitoring, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Recycling, Rural areas, Sanitation, Wastewater, Water treatment

Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Chapter 4. Conference summary: Water in the Green Economy in practice
  • Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Chapter 4. Conference summary: Water in the Green Economy in practice
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). November 2011
  • This conference book presents main outcomes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 3 to 5 October 2011. This section presents a summary of the presentations and discussions of the plenary sessions and side events of the conference. Each plenary session comprised of an overview presentation made by the session convenor and a questions and answers discussion with the panellists. The panellists represented specific case studies from around the world which demons...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Financing, Green economy, Investments, Sustainable development, Technology, Water management

Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Chapter 3. Thematic conference papers
  • Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Chapter 3. Thematic conference papers
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). November 2011
  • This conference book presents main outcomes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 3 to 5 October 2011. This section contains the papers prepared for the conference by the session conveners and case study representatives. Each session of the conference includes an overview paper providing an introduction to the tool or the region, as well as case study papers.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Cost recovery, Ecosystem services, Financing, Green economy, Investments, Sustainable development, Technology, Water management

Identifying the Potential for Results-Based Financing for Sanitation
  • Identifying the Potential for Results-Based Financing for Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2011
  • This working paper aims to identify practical ideas for advancing the use of innovative financing mechanisms focused on results and performance, with a view to supporting the delivery of sustainable sanitation services. To this end, the document reviews: (1) The rationale for examining Results-Based Financing (RBF) instruments for sanitation; (2) Current issues with sanitation, where -misaligned incentives- mean that inadequate services are being provided or demanded; (3) How public funding, if allocated based on results, could help with realigning incentives...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Financing, Sanitation, Utility services

Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water Financing in the Transition to the Green Economy
  • Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water Financing in the Transition to the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. The tools information briefs introduce the main challenges, opportunities and key facts related to each of the tools identified. The briefs also outline a set of practices and approaches for transitioning to the green economy as highlighted...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Economic instruments, Financing, Green economy, International trade, Investments, Poverty reduction, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Tariffs

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