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Sanitation and externalities: evidence from early childhood health in rural India
  • Sanitation and externalities: evidence from early childhood health in rural India
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • This paper investigates the existence and size of benefits from access to sanitation on child health in rural India. It estimates two sources of benefits: a direct benefit a household receives when moving from open to fixed-point defecation or from unimproved sanitation to improved sanitation, and an external benefit (externality) produced by the neighbourhood's access to sanitation infrastructure. The paper is organized as follows: Section 1 introduces the study; Section 2 presents the motivation for trying to understand the source of benefits of sanitation;...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Health, Hygiene, Open defecation, Rural areas, Sanitation

Running Water in India's Cities: A Review of Five Recent Public-Private Partnership Initiatives
  • Running Water in India's Cities: A Review of Five Recent Public-Private Partnership Initiatives
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). January 2014
  • This report looks at five case studies in India, which include: Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh; Nagpur, Maharashtra; Latur, Maharashtra; Aurangabad, Maharashtra; Mysore, Karnataka. A detailed review of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in water and sanitation in these developing cities was undertaken with great emphasis on the data necessary to build a conclusive study. The report intends to evaluate the underlying rationale of the initiatives; the preparatory and bid process; key contract provisions; risk allocation and related issues that may have a bearing on th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Urban areas, Water services, Water supply

A Post-2015 Global Goal for Water: Synthesis of key findings and recommendations from UN-Water
  • A Post-2015 Global Goal for Water: Synthesis of key findings and recommendations from UN-Water
  • UN-Water. January 2014
  • This paper summarizes key findings and recommendations for a post-2015 global goal for water. The paper is the result of a broad technical consultation process among 31 UN-Water members and 36 partners, as well as a range of other stakeholders and aims to inform, provide advice and recommendations in support to Member States in their decision-making process on the post-2015 development agenda. It proposes a set of potential targets and indicators to support a dedicated global goal for water and contributes towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) consu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Resilience, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Wastewater, Water governance, Water quality, Water security

Technical options for excreta disposal in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Technical options for excreta disposal in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • "This technical note outlines ways in which excreta and urine can be managed during the early stages of an emergency, while long-term solutions are devised. It is part of a set of four-page illustrated notes, originally prepared in 2011 and updated in 2013, provide practical, evidence-based recommendations in responding to immediate and medium-term water, sanitation and hygiene needs of populations affected by emergencies. The notes are relevant to a wide range or emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced disasters. They are suitable f...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Open defecation, Sanitation, Wastewater

Planning for excreta disposal in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Planning for excreta disposal in emergencies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • "This Technical Note is a guide to the planning process of excreta disposal during the first two phases of an emergency. It is part of a set of four-page illustrated notes, originally prepared in 2011 and updated in 2013, provide practical, evidence-based recommendations in responding to immediate and medium-term water, sanitation and hygiene needs of populations affected by emergencies. The notes are relevant to a wide range or emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced disasters. They are suitable for field technicians, engineers and ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Sanitation, Wastewater

Ending Preventable Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhoea by 2025. The integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD). Executive summary

Ending Preventable Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhoea by 2025. The integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD)
  • Ending Preventable Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhoea by 2025. The integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). 2013
  • The integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) proposes a cohesive approach to ending preventable pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths. It brings together critical services and interventions to create healthy environments, promotes practices known to protect children from disease and ensures that every child has access to proven and appropriate preventive and treatment measures. It also aims to help countries achieve impact by analysing local data, acting on the results and monitoring their progress towards clear...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Children, Disease, Health, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation

State of Women in Cities 2012-2013. Gender and the Prosperity of Cities
  • State of Women in Cities 2012-2013. Gender and the Prosperity of Cities
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2013
  • The State of Women in Cities 2012/2013 Report focuses on Gender and the Prosperity of Cities. The Report examines the gender dimensions of the defining characteristics of a prosperous city - productivity, infrastructure development, quality of life, equity and social inclusion and environmental sustainability. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between gender and prosperity and also reviews policies and institutional framework relevant for mainstreaming gender concerns in cities. Chapter 2.2. "Gender, Infrastructure and Pros...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Gender, Infrastructure, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Primary School in South-East Asian Countries: Realities, needs and recommendations
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Primary School in South-East Asian Countries: Realities, needs and recommendations
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). December 2013
  • This publication aims to provide a better understanding of opportunities to successfully implement Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools programs (planning, operations, management, and policy formulation). It aims to encourage the routine collection and use of more reliable data to strengthen country and regional level planning for WASH in schools, and will serve to guide policy-makers on steps necessary to ensure that water and sanitation issues are not an obstacle to a quality education for all the children of South-East Asian Countries. The repor...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Children, Drinking water, Education, Hygiene, Information and data, Sanitation, Water management, Water planning, Water supply

Natural resources. Status and trends towards a regional development agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Natural resources. Status and trends towards a regional development agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). December 2013
  • This report makes recommendations on natural resources management in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chapter III deals with the Public Policies for the Development of the Hydroelectric Power and Water and Sanitation Services Sectors in Countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). While the region has abundant water, its distribution is unequal and water management will be key as the region adapts to climate change. The paper presents the case for incorporating renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, in order to maint...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Drinking water, Economic impact, Energy, Equity, Investments, Mining, Oil industry, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water efficiency, Water management, Water supply

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