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Africa's Water and Sanitation Infrastructure. Access, Affordability and Alternatives
  • Africa's Water and Sanitation Infrastructure. Access, Affordability and Alternatives
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. January 2011
  • This publication integrates a wealth of primary and secondary information to present a quantitative snapshot of the state of the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sectors in Africa. It explains the sectoral institutional structures and utility performance and articulates the volume and quality of financing available over time. The authors also evaluate the challenges to the WSS sectors and explore the factors that govern the expansion of coverage over time. Finally, the authors estimate spending needs for WSS, arriving at a funding gap for meeting the MDGs. T...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Sanitation, Tariffs, Urban areas, Utility services, Water governance, Water policy, Water supply

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

Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Report 2011
  • Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Report 2011
  • African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). 2011
  • This report presents an overall assessment of Africa's progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Progress towards Goal 7, Ensure Environmental Sustainability, and specifically towards Target 7.C `Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation-, is assessed in Section II of the Report. Section III takes as its thematic focus social protection programs, including water-related programmes, as they relate to the MDGs in a selected number of African countries. Section IV concludes with...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty reduction, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, 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

Water for the Poor: Partnerships for Action. How to Bring Water to the Rural Poor
  • Water for the Poor: Partnerships for Action. How to Bring Water to the Rural Poor
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • This strategy paper is intended to help stimulate the international debate on water and poverty and related actions. It provides a framework for the development of action partnerships to improve the access of poor people to water within or in connection with the operations of the Asian Development Bank. It builds on the outputs of the Water and Poverty Initiative (WPI), including discussions and documents prepared for the 3rd World Water Forum in Kyoto in 3 2003.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Poverty reduction, Water governance

Poverty and Water Security: Understanding How Water Affects the Poor
  • Poverty and Water Security: Understanding How Water Affects the Poor
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • This paper aims to stimulate debate on and promote a better understanding of the importance of water security in the lives of the world's poor. The goal is to set out a basic conceptual framework to help explain the relationship between poverty and water security. The paper primarily targets the international water community: water resources experts and policy makers who are part of the ongoing debate on how to sustain and improve our management of water resources and the delivery of the different services these resources provide.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Poverty reduction, Water governance, Water security

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Published in 2015