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Water and Climate Dialogue. Adapting to Climate Change: Why We Need Broader and 'Out-of-the-Box' Approaches
  • Water and Climate Dialogue. Adapting to Climate Change: Why We Need Broader and 'Out-of-the-Box' Approaches
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UN-Water. August 2011
  • This briefing note, originally produced for the World Water Assessment Programme session during the Dialogs for Water and Climate Change at COP16, Mexico, December 2010, presents a series of key messages and facts on water-related climate change impacts and relevant policy and response options for adaptation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Environment, Financing, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Migration, Poverty, Risk management, Sanitation, Urbanization, Water management, Water supply

Summary Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Vietnam
  • Summary Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Vietnam
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2011
  • The WSP Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project has been implemented in 540 Vietnamese communes across 56 districts in 10 provinces. This research brief summarizes the main findings of the baseline survey in Vietnam and provides a snapshot of baseline characteristics of the target population of the impact evaluation in regards to mother's and other caretaker's handwashing behaviour, presence of handwashing facilities and key child health and development indicators.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Disease, Gender, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, Water supply

(The) State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011. Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development
  • (The) State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011. Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2011
  • The 2010-2011 edition of the State of Food and Agriculture makes the "business case" for addressing gender issues in agriculture and rural employment and documents gender gaps in the access to a wide range of agricultural resources, including land, livestock, farm labour, education, extension services, credit, fertilizers and mechanical equipment. The report presents empirical estimates of the potential gains that could be achieved by closing the gender gap in agriculture and rural employment. It evaluates experiences from many countries with gender and devel...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Equity, Food security, Gender, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Rural areas

(The) State of the World's Children 2011: Adolescence - An Age of Opportunity
  • (The) State of the World's Children 2011: Adolescence - An Age of Opportunity
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). February 2011
  • The State of the World's Children 2011 examines the global state of adolescents; outlines the challenges they face in health, education, protection and participation; and explores the risks and vulnerabilities of this pivotal stage. The report highlights the singular opportunities that adolescence offers, both for adolescents themselves and for the societies they live in. Chapter 3 "Global challenges for adolescents" considers some of the key global challenges that are shaping today's world - including environmental sustainability, peace and security, and key...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Education, Gender, Poverty, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water supply, Youth

Nepal Country Impact Study
  • Nepal Country Impact Study
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2011
  • This document is an internal Nepal country impact study of initiatives supported by UN-HABITAT's Water and Sanitation Trust Fund (WSTF) undertaken by a team of international consultants. The document presents the achievements and impact of a sample of 16 selected projects which are considered representative of the Nepal project portfolio of 48 projects and provides some recommendations.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Gender, Infrastructure, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water services, Water supply

Main Report of the First Water and Sanitation Trust Fund
  • Main Report of the First Water and Sanitation Trust Fund
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2011
  • This document presents the overall summary and synthesis of the first impact study of initiatives supported by UN-HABITAT's Water and Sanitation Trust Fund (WSTF). The WSTF, which was established in 2003, aims to leverage new investment and ideas to expand the water and sanitation (WATSAN) service coverage for poor urban dwellers and help build momentum for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community participation, Financing, Gender, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water 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

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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