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Water sector governance in Africa. Volume 2 'Assessment Guidelines'
  • Water sector governance in Africa. Volume 2 'Assessment Guidelines'
  • African Development Bank (AfDB). November 2010
  • This report provides an overview and assessment of the state of water sector governance in Africa - looking at a very broad range of governance-related elements, including legislation and regulation, decentralization and devolution, sector-wide approaches, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, accountability and corruption as well as civil society participation, gender, alternative service provision, public-private partnerships and equitable service delivery. The study highlights current thinking and research on all these key elements and issues af...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Corruption, Equity, Financing, Gender, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Water governance, Water policy, Water services

Water sector governance in Africa. Volume 1 'Theory and Practice'
  • Water sector governance in Africa. Volume 1 'Theory and Practice'
  • African Development Bank (AfDB). November 2010
  • This report provides an overview and assessment of the state of water sector governance in Africa - looking at a very broad range of governance-related elements, including legislation and regulation, decentralization and devolution, sector-wide approaches, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, accountability and corruption as well as civil society participation, gender, alternative service provision, public-private partnerships and equitable service delivery. The study highlights current thinking and research on all these key elements and issues af...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Corruption, Equity, Financing, Gender, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Water governance, Water management, Water services

Scaling Up Handwashing Behaviour: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Vietnam
  • Scaling Up Handwashing Behaviour: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Vietnam
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2010
  • Global Scaling Up Handwashing aims to test whether handwashing with soap behaviour can be generated and sustained among the poor and vulnerable using innovative promotional approaches. This technical paper describes the baseline findings from Vietnam, and is part of a series of technical reports summarizing baseline findings from similar surveys conducted in each of the Scaling Up project countries. The research shows that 47 percent of caregivers report washing hands with soap after using the toilet and less than one-third wash their hands with soap at other...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Disease, Gender, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, Water supply

Africa Water Atlas
  • Africa Water Atlas
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2010
  • This Atlas is a visual account of Africa's endowment and use of water resources, revealed through 224 maps and 104 satellite images as well as some 500 graphics and hundreds of photos. It gathers information about water in Africa and its role in the economy and development, health, food security, transboundary cooperation, capacity building and environmental change. The Atlas starts with a special feature that focuses on the often two-sided nature of water issues in Africa: surplus and scarcity, under-developed and overexploited and challenges and opportuniti...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Dams, Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Food security, Gender, Groundwater, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, River Basin Management, Rural areas, Sanitation, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water allocation, Water availability, Water balance, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water supply, Watersheds, Wetlands

Gender Checklist: Water Supply and Sanitation
  • Gender Checklist: Water Supply and Sanitation
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2006
  • This checklist is meant to assist staff and consultants in implementing ADB's policy and strategic objectives on gender and development (GAD). It guides users through all stages of the project/program cycle in determining access to resources, roles and responsibilities, constraints, and priorities according to gender in the water supply and sanitation sector and in designing appropriate gender-sensitive strategies, components, and indicators to respond to gender issues.
  • Main themes: Gender, Sanitation, Water supply

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

Water and Poverty: The Themes: A Collection of Thematic Papers
  • Water and Poverty: The Themes: A Collection of Thematic Papers
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • A growing body of evidence, including experiences from case studies, suggests that water is indeed a significant key to sustainable development. These theme papers examine some of the ways in which this is true. The themes outlined in this book explore ways to improve the institutional framework and governance conditions that regulate access to water resources. They touch tough issues such as the need to create more pro-poor water governance, improve access to quality water services, mainstream gender in all aspects of water management, involve and empower...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community participation, Food security, Gender, Health, Livelihoods, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Water governance, Water management, Water security, Water services

Bringing Water to the Poor: Selected ADB Case Studies
  • Bringing Water to the Poor: Selected ADB Case Studies
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • This publication presents 12 cases that give an overview of the types of poverty reduction projects the Asian Development Bank is either currently engaged in or has recently undertaken in the water sector in its Developing Member Countries, from water supply and sanitation to irrigation and drought relief.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Community participation, Development communication, Drought, Gender, Irrigation, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Private sector participation (PSP), Sanitation, Small-scale providers, Water supply

Water and Poverty: The Realities: Experiences from the Field
  • Water and Poverty: The Realities: Experiences from the Field
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • This publication focuses on the link between water and poverty reduction. Ten cases from international experts tell stories of innovative approaches to water problems around the world. Gender, access to water, integrated water resources management, irrigation, coastal issues, and watershed development are among the issues explored in these case studies.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Disasters, Drought, Gender, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

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