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(The) Millennium Development Goals Report 2011
  • (The) Millennium Development Goals Report 2011
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2011
  • The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report, an annual assessment of regional progress towards the Goals, reflects the most comprehensive, up-to-date data compiled by over 25 UN and international agencies. The Report shows that although significant strides have been made, reaching all the MDGs by 2015 remains challenging because progress has failed to reach the most vulnerable. An estimated 1.1 billion people in urban areas and 723 million people in rural areas gained access to an improved drinking water source over the period 1990-2008 but, at the same tim...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas

Malawi: Zomba urban profile
  • Malawi: Zomba urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • As previous reports from this series, Zomba urban profile presents a general background of the urban sector, a synthetic assessment of eight main thematic areas, including water and sanitation, a SWOT analysis and an outline of priority project proposals for each theme.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Malawi: Mzuzu urban profile
  • Malawi: Mzuzu urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • Mzuzu city is one of the fastest growing cities in Malawi and is the third largest urban centre after Lilongwe and Blantyre. It is the hub of government administration, business, industry, commerce, and services for the northern region of Malawi. As previous reports from this series, Mzuzu urban profile presents a general background of the urban sector, a synthetic assessment of eight main thematic areas, a SWOT analysis and an outline of priority project proposals for each theme.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Malawi: Blantyre urban profile
  • Malawi: Blantyre urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • Blantyre city is the oldest urban centre in Malawi. It is the hub for communication, commercial activities and cooperation in Malawi. This report consists of: 1. a general background of the urban sector in Blantyre, based on the findings of the Blantyre City Assessment Report, a desk study, interviews, and a city consultation. The background includes data on administration, urban planning, the economy, the informal and private sector, urban poverty, infrastructure, water, sanitation, public transport, street lighting, energy, health, and education; 2. a synth...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Malawi: Lilongwe urban profile
  • Malawi: Lilongwe urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • Lilongwe is the fastest growing city in Malawi. This report first presents a general background of the urban sector in Lilongwe. The background includes data on administration, urban planning, the economy, the informal and the private sector, poverty, infrastructure, water, sanitation, public transport, street lighting, energy, health, and education. It then makes a synthetic assessment of eight thematic areas including: governance, local economic development, land, gender, environment, slums and shelter, basic urban services, and waste management in terms of...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

World Health Statistics 2011
  • World Health Statistics 2011
  • World Health Organization (WHO). May 2011
  • World Health Statistics 2011 contains WHO's annual compilation of health-related data for its 193 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets. Information on indicators for certain risk factors that are associated with mortality and morbidity rates are included; these risk factors include unsafe water supplies and inadequate levels of sanitation, which increase the transmission of diarrhoeal diseases (including cholera), schistosomiasis, trachoma and...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation

Kenya Country Impact Study
  • Kenya Country Impact Study
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). May 2011
  • This document is an internal Kenya country impact study of initiatives supported by UN-HABITAT's Water and Sanitation Trust Fund (WSTF). The impact study reviews WSTF's strategic intentions, examines the Kenya country context and UN-HABITAT's country strategy and undertakes an impact study of specific projects.The projects selected for review were two complimentary projects in Kibera focusing on improving water supply and sanitation services to the urban poor including infrastructure investments, strengthening of governance and community management that can b...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Financing, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water services, 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

Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. Chapter on 'Water. Investing in natural capital'
  • Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. Chapter on 'Water. Investing in natural capital'
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2011
  • This report is aimed at providing practical guidance to policy makers on what reforms are needed to unlock the productive and employment potential of a green economy. Chapter 3 "Water: investing in natural capital" has three broad aims. First, it highlights the importance of providing all households with sufficient and affordable access to clean water supplies as well as adequate sanitation. Second, it makes a case for early investment in water management and infrastructure, including ecological infrastructure. The potential to make greater use of biodiversit...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Financing, Green economy, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water management, Water scarcity, Water supply

Infrastructure for economic development and poverty reduction in Africa
  • Infrastructure for economic development and poverty reduction in Africa
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). February 2011
  • This report evaluates the role of infrastructure in promoting economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa. It is devoted to the study of the complementary physical infrastructure - telecommunications, power, transport (roads, railways, ports and airports), and water supply. The report is presented in seven chapters. Chapter Two appraises the relationship between infrastructure and development; Chapter Three examines Africa's infrastructure endowment; and Chapter Four evaluates the financing options. The focus of Chapter Five is the record of private secto...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Private sector participation (PSP), Sanitation, Utility services, Water supply

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