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Disquiet on the Weather Front. The Welfare Impacts of Climatic Variability in the Rural Philippines
  • Disquiet on the Weather Front. The Welfare Impacts of Climatic Variability in the Rural Philippines
  • World Bank. August 2013
  • This paper carries out an analysis of the welfare impacts of climatic variability in the rural areas of the Philippines. One of the main objectives of this study is to quantify the extent to which unusual or erratic weather has any negative impacts on the welfare of Filipino households. Erratic weather may affect agricultural productivity which, depending on how effective was the portfolio of ex ante and ex post risk management strategies employed, may translate into reduced income and reduced food availability at the household level.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Meteorology, Rural areas

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

User's Guide on Assessing Water Governance
  • User's Guide on Assessing Water Governance
  • UNDP Water Governance Facility. August 2013
  • This guide is a resource for stakeholders to conduct water governance assessments more effectively within their own local or national context. It provides practical advice on what to consider when designing and implementing an assessment. It also offers guidance on a number of concrete topics, such as which governance aspects are important to look at, the choice of indicators, data collection, how to manage multi-stakeholder processes and how to use the findings to influence policy. Specifically, this guide enables users to:- Understand how assessments can in...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Water governance

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

Tapping the Market: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water for the Poor
  • Tapping the Market: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water for the Poor
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2013
  • This report examines piped water schemes in rural areas of Bangladesh, Benin, and Cambodia, where the local private sector already plays a major role in the delivery of water. The study examines the performance of networks in each country and investigates the preferences of poor households in locations served by them. It also examines commercial and investment climate factors that may affect firms' actual or perceived costs and risks, driving their decisions about increasing investment in their business. Specifically, the study seeks answers to the following ...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Investments, Markets, Perceptions, Poverty, Water demand, Water services, Water supply

(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

Climate change, water conflicts and human security. Regional assessment and policy guidelines for the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel
  • Climate change, water conflicts and human security. Regional assessment and policy guidelines for the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel
  • United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). August 2013
  • This report presents a comprehensive regional assessment of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Sahel in terms of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, conflict/cooperation and human security at various scales and in a variety of contexts. Following an introduction, Chapter 2 explains the theoretical background on climate change, water conflicts and human security and presents the integrated and adapted Climate Change, Hydro Conflicts and Human Security (CLICO) theoretical framework. A description of the current climate and climate trends, including outloo...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Conflicts, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water policy, Water security

Climate change and health: a tool to estimate health and adaptation costs
  • Climate change and health: a tool to estimate health and adaptation costs
  • World Health Organization (WHO). August 2013
  • Climate change has a wide range of implications for human health, including increased mortality and morbidity from extreme temperatures and other extreme weather events, infectious diseases (waterborne, foodborne and vector-borne) and diseases resulting from air pollution This economic analysis tool is designed to support adaptation planning to protect health from the negative effects of climate change in European Member States. It is based on a review of the science, and provides step-by-step guidance on estimating: (a) the costs associated with damage to he...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Health

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