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Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. June 2013
  • This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Building on the 2012 report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided, this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day (0.8C), 2C and 4C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across these regions. It finds many significant climate and development impacts are already being felt in some regions, and in some cases multiple threats of increasing extreme he...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Food security, Groundwater, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water security

Progress on sanitation and drinking-water: 2013 update
  • Progress on sanitation and drinking-water: 2013 update
  • WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP). May 2013
  • This Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation reports on access to drinking-water and sanitation worldwide and on progress towards related targets under Millennium Development Goal 7 "to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation". The estimates presented in the 2013 report describe the situation as of end-2011. This 2013 update presents country and regional estimates for the year 2011 and global trends in sanitation, open defecation and access to drinking-water for the period 1990-...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided. Executive summary
  • Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided. Executive summary
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. November 2012
  • Executive summary of report Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystems, Food security, Health, Meteorology, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided
  • Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. November 2012
  • This report provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4 Celsius warming within this century. It is a rigorous attempt to outline a range of risks, focusing on developing countries and especially the poor. A 4C world would be one of unprecedented heat waves, severe drought, and major floods in many regions, with serious impacts on ecosystems and associated services. But the report points out that, with action, a 4C world can be avoided. Chapter 6 analyses sectoral impacts...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystems, Food security, Health, Meteorology, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

Sanitation Marketing Lessons from Cambodia: A Market-Based Approach to Delivering Sanitation
  • Sanitation Marketing Lessons from Cambodia: A Market-Based Approach to Delivering Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). October 2012
  • This field note summarizes the results and challenges of a WSP-supported Sanitation Marketing Pilot Project, which applies the sanitation marketing approach to the rural Cambodian context.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Communication, Infrastructure, Marketing, Poverty, Sanitation

WorldRiskReport 2012. Focus: environmental degradation and disasters
  • WorldRiskReport 2012. Focus: environmental degradation and disasters
  • Alliance Development Works/Bndnis Entwicklung Hilft, The Nature Conservancy, United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). October 2012
  • Environmental degradation is a significant factor that reduces the adaptive capacity of societies to deal with disaster risk in many countries around the globe. The WorldRiskIndex, the centrepiece of the report, determines the risk of becoming the victim of a disaster as a result of natural hazards for 173 countries throughout the world.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability

Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). September 2012
  • The aim of this report is to provide a global snapshot of local-level resilience building activities and identify trends in the perceptions and approaches of local governments toward disaster risk reduction, using the Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient developed by the Making Cities Resilient Campaign as a framework. This report also analyses the factors that enable urban disaster risk reduction activities, including how the Campaign has helped improve local knowledge of disaster risk and support capacity building. The report is divided into five chap...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Communication, Disaster prevention, Education, Floods, Infrastructure, Public policy, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Utility services, Water quality

Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Handwashing with Soap
  • Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Handwashing with Soap
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). July 2012
  • This Technical Paper presents lessons learned from the application of the Focus, Opportunity, Ability, and Motivation (FOAM) framework to identify handwashing determinants. The discussion focuses on findings from the analysis of data collected in Peru and Senegal and provides practical recommendations for researchers and program managers working in handwashing promotion. In addition to offering a rationale for measuring handwashing determinants, the paper describes the FOAM framework and details the process used to measure the determinants, focusing on lesson...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Health, Hygiene, Information and data, Monitoring, Practices and habits

Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: 2012 update
  • Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: 2012 update
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP), World Health Organization (WHO). March 2012
  • This Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation reports every two years on access to drinking water and sanitation worldwide and on progress towards related targets under Millennium Development Goal 7 "to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation". The estimates presented in the 2012 report describe the situation as of end-2010 and supersede those of the JMP update published in March 2010. Monitoring draws on the findings of household surveys and censuses usually supported by nationa...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

(The) Power of Primary Schools to Change and Sustain Handwashing with Soap among Children: The Cases of Vietnam and Peru
  • (The) Power of Primary Schools to Change and Sustain Handwashing with Soap among Children: The Cases of Vietnam and Peru
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). September 2011
  • The WSP Global Scaling up Handwashing Project focuses on applying innovative promotional approaches to generate widespread and sustained improvement in handwashing with soap practice. This document describes the approaches to changing children's handwashing with soap behavior, first in Vietnam, then Peru, followed by some lessons learned and conclusions.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Children, Education, Hygiene, Practices and habits

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Published in 2015