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Accelerating progress, sustaining results. The MDGs to 2015 and beyond
  • Accelerating progress, sustaining results. The MDGs to 2015 and beyond
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). September 2013
  • This report details the success of the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF), a tool developed by UNDP in 2010 to guide collaborative national efforts to identify and overcome bottlenecks slowing country progress towards achieving priority MDG targets. The report also highlights how the MAF has built partnerships within more than 50 countries to re-focus existing policies and programmes into national action plans to hasten progress towards priority MDGs, and connect humanitarian efforts to longer-term results. Chapter 2.4 is dedicated to the issue of water and san...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Water supply

The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report. Facing challenges and looking beyond 2015
  • The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report. Facing challenges and looking beyond 2015
  • League of Arab States, United Nations (UN). August 2013
  • The Fourth Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2013 highlights the progress made by Arab countries in achieving MDGs since 1990 and underlines ongoing development challenges which should be addressed in any post-2015 development framework. The report points out lack of access to water, water scarcity and lack of improved sanitation in rural areas as three limiting factors in the region.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Water supply

2013 Progress Update on the 2012 Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting Commitments
  • 2013 Progress Update on the 2012 Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting Commitments
  • Sanitation and Water For All (SWA) partnership. August 2013
  • At the second Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level Meeting (HLM) in 2012, developing countries, donors and development banks made commitments to address barriers to delivering sanitation and water services. This progress update synthesizes the status of commitments as of April 2013, based on self-reporting by partners. It describes:1) findings on the progress of implementing commitments;2) findings on the influence of the process of preparing for the HLM and the HLM itself on progress;3) implications of the findings for the next SWA HLM and the SWA P...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Sanitation

Tapping the Market: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Sanitation for the Poor
  • Tapping the Market: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Sanitation for the Poor
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2013
  • This report examines private sector provision of on-site sanitation services in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Peru, and Tanzania, four countries where the local private sector already plays a major role in the construction and maintenance of sanitation in rural (and many urban) areas. In each country, the study examines the preferences and circumstances of poor households and the performance of enterprises that provide sanitation-related services directly to them. It examines commercial and investment climate factors that may affect enterprises' actual or perceived ...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Investments, Markets, Perceptions, Poverty, Sanitation

(The) Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation Report
  • (The) Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation Report
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), UN-Water. August 2013
  • This report is a result of sifting through and distilling the hundreds of stakeholder contributions made in response to dozens of practical questions raised during the 6-months "World We Want" stakeholder consultation. The questions were organized around the interdependencies regarding access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Recommendations emerged for a new development framework that calls for reducing inequalities around water through rights-based approaches to service provision and governance.
  • Main themes: Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Wastewater, Water management, Water quality, Water supply

Poor-Inclusive Urban Sanitation: An Overview
  • Poor-Inclusive Urban Sanitation: An Overview
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2013
  • Delivering poor-inclusive urban sanitation requires improved service delivery, rather than a focus on infrastructure. This is the core finding of this global review on challenges, trends, and approaches at the global, national and city levels to achieve viable poor-inclusive urban sanitation at scale. The paper highlights key observations and lessons from the original study report: “Delivering Sanitation to the Urban Poor: A Scoping Study (2012; unpublished).
  • Main themes: Poverty, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water services

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque. Sustainability and non-retrogression in the realisation of the rights to water and sanitation

The Little Green Data Book 13
  • The Little Green Data Book 13
  • World Bank. July 2013
  • The Little Green Data Book is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, oceans, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. The 2013 edition of The Little Green Data Book introduces a new set of ocean-related indicators, highlighting the role of oceans in economic development.
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Energy, Environment, Forests, Health, Information and data, Sanitation, Water supply

A Story within a Story. Gender and Water in Uzbekistan
  • A Story within a Story. Gender and Water in Uzbekistan
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). July 2013
  • This report provides a summary of the water supply and sanitation situation in Uzbekistan in relation to gender issues and main achievements in ADB's projects addressing the gender issues related to water supply and sanitation.
  • Main themes: Gender, Sanitation, Water supply

(The) Millennium Development Goals Report 2013
  • (The) Millennium Development Goals Report 2013
  • United Nations (UN). July 2013
  • This annual report, coordinated by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), provides a periodic assessment of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) based on data provided by a large number of international organizations within and outside the United Nations system. The aggregate figures in the report provide an overview of regional progress under the eight goals. Water and sanitation are included in the chapter dedicated to Goal 7.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water supply

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Published in 2015