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Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. Chapter on 'Water. Investing in natural capital'
  • Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. Chapter on 'Water. Investing in natural capital'
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2011
  • This report is aimed at providing practical guidance to policy makers on what reforms are needed to unlock the productive and employment potential of a green economy. Chapter 3 "Water: investing in natural capital" has three broad aims. First, it highlights the importance of providing all households with sufficient and affordable access to clean water supplies as well as adequate sanitation. Second, it makes a case for early investment in water management and infrastructure, including ecological infrastructure. The potential to make greater use of biodiversit...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Financing, Green economy, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water management, Water scarcity, Water supply

State of the World's Forests 2011
  • State of the World's Forests 2011
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). February 2011
  • State of the World's Forests, which is published on a biennial basis, presents up-to-date information on key themes affecting the world's forests. The 2011 issue takes a holistic approach to the multiple ways in which forests support people's livelihoods under the theme 'Changing pathways, changing lives: forests as multiple pathways to sustainable development'. To explore this theme, the report tackles three core subjects - sustainable forest industries, climate change and local livelihoods - and examines their potential to stimulate development at all level...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Climate change, Community management, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Forests, Industry, Livelihoods, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge

(The) State of the World's Children 2011: Adolescence - An Age of Opportunity
  • (The) State of the World's Children 2011: Adolescence - An Age of Opportunity
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). February 2011
  • The State of the World's Children 2011 examines the global state of adolescents; outlines the challenges they face in health, education, protection and participation; and explores the risks and vulnerabilities of this pivotal stage. The report highlights the singular opportunities that adolescence offers, both for adolescents themselves and for the societies they live in. Chapter 3 "Global challenges for adolescents" considers some of the key global challenges that are shaping today's world - including environmental sustainability, peace and security, and key...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Education, Gender, Poverty, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water supply, Youth

(The) political economy of sanitation: How can we increase investment and improve service for the poor? Operational experiences from case studies in Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Senegal

Infrastructure for economic development and poverty reduction in Africa
  • Infrastructure for economic development and poverty reduction in Africa
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). February 2011
  • This report evaluates the role of infrastructure in promoting economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa. It is devoted to the study of the complementary physical infrastructure - telecommunications, power, transport (roads, railways, ports and airports), and water supply. The report is presented in seven chapters. Chapter Two appraises the relationship between infrastructure and development; Chapter Three examines Africa's infrastructure endowment; and Chapter Four evaluates the financing options. The focus of Chapter Five is the record of private secto...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Private sector participation (PSP), Sanitation, Utility services, Water supply

Enabling Technologies for Handwashing with Soap: A Case Study on the Tippy-Tap in Uganda
  • Enabling Technologies for Handwashing with Soap: A Case Study on the Tippy-Tap in Uganda
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). February 2011
  • Access to a convenient handwashing station has been found to be associated with higher rates of handwashing and decreased fingertip contamination. One such handwashing station is the "tippy-tap," which consists of a small (3 or 5 liter) jerry can filled with water and suspended from a wooden frame. Soap is suspended from the frame beside the jerry can. A tippy-tap located close to a latrine provides a cheap and potentially convenient means of washing hands after latrine use. A qualitative case study was carried out May 11-18, 2010 in Uganda to learn about two...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Hygiene, Practices and habits , Technology, Water supply

Combined household water treatment and indoor air pollution projects in urban Mambanda, Cameroon and rural Nyanza, Kenya
  • Combined household water treatment and indoor air pollution projects in urban Mambanda, Cameroon and rural Nyanza, Kenya
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2011
  • In 2007, the World Health Organization issued a request for proposals on the integration of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Household Water Treatment (HWT) at the household level in Africa. The aims of this initiative were: 1. To explore whether or not it is possible to achieve synergies and economies of scale by linking HWT and IAQ interventions; 2. To examine the potential for expansion and scaling up in the implementation of projects combining these interventions; 3. To document integration models for these interventions; 4. To examine the added¿value of inte...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Disease, Energy, Health, Pollution, Rural areas, Urban areas, Water supply, Water treatment

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