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Facilitation Manual - Sanitation Entrepreneur Training
  • Facilitation Manual - Sanitation Entrepreneur Training
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). 2014
  • This compilation of documents is the o¿cial manual for the implementation of Sanitation Entrepreneur Training. This manual aims to provide a comprehensive reference for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluations. It consists of four sections and appendices: background and training objectives; the pre-training phase; the training phase; post training (monitoring phase) and is meant to be used as a whole. This manual was developed by a team of facilitators and resource people who have experience in implementing training in provinces across Ind...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Monitoring, Sanitation

Leading MDG Action. Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges and Opportunities for MDG Achievement
  • Leading MDG Action. Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges and Opportunities for MDG Achievement
  • United Nations (UN). September 2014
  • This report presents progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with concrete examples from around the world. As a cross-cutting theme, water and sanitation issues are highlighted in different sections of the report.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Children, Disease, Drinking water, Education, Environment, Equity, Financing, Gender, Health, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

Partnerships for improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability
  • Partnerships for improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations University (UNU), UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). August 2014
  • This report brings together outputs from the UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2014, summarising contributions from different UN agencies and programmes, more than 120 experts, representatives of international companies in the water and energy sector, governmental and non-governmental organisations. An introduction provides insight into the interlinkages between water and energy and the prospects for a sustainable future. The report then examines the future of the water-energy nexus and partnership under 6 key headings: The UN and the Water-Energy Nexus; Water and...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Energy, Industry, Participation, Sustainable development, Water efficiency, Water policy

Shared Water Challenges and Interests: The Case for Private Sector Engagement in Water Policy and Management
  • Shared Water Challenges and Interests: The Case for Private Sector Engagement in Water Policy and Management
  • United Nations Global Compact. June 2014
  • The focus of this discussion paper are those companies that engage externally to address water risks through a variety of means (often as a collective action with NGOs, government agencies, other businesses, etc). This paper acknowledges the real threat of corporate policy capture and "greenwashing," as well as the inherent asymmetries in conceptions and realities of water risk. However, the paper argues that current conditions actually offer a much greater incentive for companies to align their water-related policies and practices with the public interest th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Conflicts, Development cooperation, Participation, Risk management, Sustainable development, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water policy, Watersheds

(A) Micro-financing framework for Rural Water and Sanitation provisioning in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • (A) Micro-financing framework for Rural Water and Sanitation provisioning in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). May 2014
  • This report explores a hybrid mechanism of microfinance, based on community networks and third party collateral for meso-scale loans, to provide a different financing model for small community water and sanitation supplies. Embedding these community water entities within local government structures provides a mechanism for sustainability and for eventual government management as part of the progressive realization of rights. The report approaches the question 'Why focus on rural Water and Sanitation provision in sub-Saharan Africa?' followed by details of the...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Community participation, Financing, Rural areas, Sanitation, Water supply

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 provides a detailed assessment of five public-private partnerships (PPP) projects, in an effort 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 the operational trajectory; and impact of the achievement of objectives. The five projects, in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, provide a detailed analysis of the process, politics and preparation of PPP projects in India. They represent all PPP initiatives in urban wat...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Financing, Information and data, Infrastructure, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Urban areas, Water availability, Water efficiency, Water supply

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

GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector
  • GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2013
  • GEO-5 for Business is written for business leaders who are responsible for ensuring that risks and opportunities are understood, addressed, and turned into long-term competitive advantage for their companies. The report assesses the operational, market, reputational, and policy implications of environmental trends on ten business sectors: (1) Building and construction; (2) Chemicals; (3) Electric power; (4) Extractives; (5) Finance; (6) Food and beverage; (7) Healthcare; (8) Information and communication technology; (9) Tourism; (10) Transportation. The repor...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Disease, Environment, Health, Tourism, Water availability, Water quality, Water scarcity

Natural solutions for water security
  • Natural solutions for water security
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). May 2013
  • In view of the importance of water to sustainable development, and pressing problems with water availability and quality, the emphasis of this booklet is on how biodiversity provides us with solutions to meet water-related challenges. The booklet has been prepared for the International Day for Biological Biodiversity, which in 2013 focuses on water and biodiversity.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Disaster prevention, Ecosystems, Food security, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Mountains, Water cooperation, Water cycle, Water security, Wetlands

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013. From Shared Risk to Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction. Executive summary

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Published in 2015