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Strengthening the financial system for water in Mexico: From a conceptual framework to the formulation of pilot initiatives
  • Strengthening the financial system for water in Mexico: From a conceptual framework to the formulation of pilot initiatives
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). April 2014
  • This report outlines the proposal for the development of Mexico's Financial System for Water (Sistema de Financiamiento del Agua or SFA). Funded by the Spanish Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (SFLAC) and the World Bank's Water Partnership Program (WPP), the report examines the SFA through basic concepts and its current legal framework, while offering suggestions on the existing instruments and mechanisms that could provide access to various sources of financial resources towards the water sector.
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Disasters, Economic instruments, Financing, Legal aspects, Markets, Risk management, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water services

Many hands: harmonising capacity, knowledge and documentation in sanitation and hygiene
  • Many hands: harmonising capacity, knowledge and documentation in sanitation and hygiene
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). April 2014
  • This report summarizes the results of a day's meeting on'Many Hands: Harmonising Capacity, Knowledge and Documentation in Sanitation and Hygiene' organised by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), on November 2013, which brought together key partners from the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, including Plan International, WaterAid and UNICEF, among others. It focuses on water, sanitation and hygiene related capacity building in Asia and Africa. It also looks at the documentation, learning and knowledge systems required to achieve ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Hygiene, Sanitation, Water supply

Investing in water and sanitation: increasing access, reducing inequalities: special report for the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), high level meeting (HLM) 2014

Second joint meeting of experts on targets and indicators for health and well-being in Health 2020
  • Second joint meeting of experts on targets and indicators for health and well-being in Health 2020
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2014
  • "The overall purpose of this meeting was to support the new European policy for health 'Health 2020'. The expert meeting discussed options for domains and indicators for objective well-being in Health 2020, as well as the theoretical and practical constraints affecting choices of indicators. In addition to the well-established requirements for indicators (face and construct validity, for example), a core requirement was that indicators should have reasonable availability across the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region. In practice, this proved to be a ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Education, Environment, Health, Information and data, Livelihoods, Sanitation, Sustainable development

Panama - Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • Panama - Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2014
  • This information brief demonstrates the results of a sector analysis and dialogue carried out during the implementation of the Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation (MAPAS) regional initiative in Panama. It provides details on what the MAPAS initiative is and how it works, as well as highlights of the challenges faced. A combination of infographics and statistics give a detailed account of the financial analysis regarding investments in urban water and sanitation, followed by a MAPAS scorecard which demonstrates the average value of rur...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Hygiene, Investments, Monitoring, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water supply

El Salvador - Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • El Salvador - Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2014
  • This information brief presents the results of a sector analysis and dialogue carried out during the implementation of the Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation (MAPAS) regional initiative in El Salvador. It provides details on what the MAPAS initiative is and how it works, as well as highlights of the challenges faced. A combination of infographics and statistics give a detailed account of the financial analysis regarding investments in urban water and sanitation, followed by a MAPAS scorecard which demonstrates the average value of ru...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Hygiene, Investments, Monitoring, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water supply

Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Project: Rapid Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Project: Rapid Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2014
  • This assessment report provides a better understanding of climate change threats to the project infrastructure. It also provides project stakeholders with information necessary for consensus building for the adoption of a robust approach to responding to climate change. The study illustrates that a constrained time frame and limited resources may not be significant impediments to the undertaking of climate risk vulnerability assessments, which can provide valuable information at the project design stage to increase the climate resilience of large investment p...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Financing, Floods, Infrastructure, Resilience, Risk management, Rivers, Vulnerability

Voter Response to Natural Disaster Aid. Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Drought Relief Payments in Mexico
  • Voter Response to Natural Disaster Aid. Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Drought Relief Payments in Mexico
  • World Bank. April 2014
  • This paper uses a quasi-experimental approach to provide evidence on the electoral effect of government economic transfers as compensation for the damage caused by a natural shock: severe drought on rain-fed agricultural regions. Exploiting the discontinuity in payment of a government funded climatic contingency aid program in Mexico, it shows that voters reward the incumbent presidential party for delivering drought relief compensation. Its estimates suggest 7.6 additional percentage points for the presidential incumbent's share of votes in those electoral s...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Financing, Resilience, Rural areas, Vulnerability

Understanding the impact of climate change on hydropower: the case of Cameroon - climate risk assessment for hydropower generation in Cameroon
  • Understanding the impact of climate change on hydropower: the case of Cameroon - climate risk assessment for hydropower generation in Cameroon
  • World Bank. April 2014
  • The objective of this case study is: (i) to develop tools for assessing climate change impacts on the operation of hydraulic infrastructure such as regulating dams and hydropower plants in the Sanaga river basin, and (ii) to take steps towards an institutional framework for climate resilient water resources management in Cameroon. The aim of this initiative is to build resilience to climate risks into water management in general. The study includes three components: (i) developing suitable climate change scenarios for the Sanaga basin,...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Climate change, Dams, Energy, Infrastructure, Resilience, Risk management, Scenarios, State of water resources, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water management

Towards Integrated Water Resources Management. International experience in development of river basin organisations
  • Towards Integrated Water Resources Management. International experience in development of river basin organisations
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2014
  • This report looks at the development of River Basin Organisations (RBOs) in terms of availability of data, logical demarcation, adequate organisational design, clear mandates, stakeholder participation and transparent decision-making, integrated planning systems and capacity building amongst others. It contains five central chapters including a background on IWRM, Justification for river Basin Management through River Basin Organisations, Types of River Basin Organisations, Decentralisation and Subsidiarity and Development of River Basin Organisations.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Cost recovery, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, Participation, River Basin Management, Rivers

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Published in 2015