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Working with Indigenous Peoples in Rural Water and Sanitation. Recommendations from an Intercultural Approach
  • Working with Indigenous Peoples in Rural Water and Sanitation. Recommendations from an Intercultural Approach
  • Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), UNDP Water Governance Facility. 2014
  • This document is one of the outcomes of a joint research initiative called Transcultural Transparency. It focuses on how to overcome sociocultural clashes between communities, service providers, development co-operation actors and local authorities, particularly in areas with large groups of indigenous peoples. It poses recommendations on how to implement an intercultural approach throughout the project cycle in rural water and sanitation projects with indigenous peoples, focusing in Latin America. The recommendations made in the document apply to any work on...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Gender, Participation, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Technology, Traditional knowledge, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

Strengthening cooperation in adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins of the Chu and Talas rivers. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • Strengthening cooperation in adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins of the Chu and Talas rivers. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2014
  • This report summarizes the outcome of an attempt to combine the joint management of transboundary water resources and the development of recommendations on adaptation to climate change as a means of disaster risk reduction in Central Asia. It focuses on the Chu River and the Talas River, which flow through Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The report is an outcome of the project,'Strengthening cooperation on adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins of the Chu and Talas Rivers'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Risk management, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water management

Human Development Report 2014 Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience. Executive summary

Human Development Report 2014 Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience
  • Human Development Report 2014 Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). July 2014
  • The 2014 Human Development Report "Sustaining Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience" aims to help decision-makers and other development gains through policies which reduce vulnerability and build resilience. Much of the existing research on vulnerability has considered people's exposure to particular risks and is often sector-specific. This Report takes a different and more holistic approach. It considers the factors which contribute to risks to human development and then discusses the ways in which resilience to a broad group of evolving...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Resilience, Risk management, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Vulnerability, Water policy, Water supply

Targeted Scenario Analysis. A new approach to capturing and presenting ecosystem service values for decision making
  • Targeted Scenario Analysis. A new approach to capturing and presenting ecosystem service values for decision making
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). December 2013
  • This guidebook provides a step-by-step introduction to Targeted Scenario Analysis (TSA), an analytical approach developed by UNDP that captures and presents the value of ecosystem services within decision making, to help make the business case for sustainable policy and investment choices. The intended audience for this guidebook is prospective analysts from government technical staff to expert practitioners in a consultancy firm to researchers in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities or government think tanks who want to make a clear and co...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Scenarios, Sustainable development, Valuation

The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration. Addressing Risks and Seizing Opportunities
  • The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration. Addressing Risks and Seizing Opportunities
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2013
  • This report focuses on the role of natural resources in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes and illustrates how the management of natural resources can be used to promote more effective and sustainable reintegration. Part 1 of the report explores the relationship between natural resources, conflict economies and armed groups. Part 2 introduces the linkages between various natural resource sectors and DDR programmes, covering both potential risks as well as opportunities. Part 3 elaborates on the key entry points for DDR programmes t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Ecosystem services, Peacebuilding

Water Governance in the Arab Region. Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future
  • Water Governance in the Arab Region. Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). November 2013
  • This report addresses the issue of water governance in the Arab Region in a context of water scarcity. Chapter 1 reviews the state of water resources in the Arab region, the threats to these resources and the impact of diminishing water sustainability. Chapter 2 addresses major water governance challenges in the Arab region. It emphasizes policy choices and relevant interests. Chapter 3 discusses three main issues: water security, the ultimate goal in efforts to achieve sustainable development; effective water governance, the way forward in achieving water se...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Desalination, Energy, Financing, Food security, Groundwater, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Valuation, Vulnerability, Wastewater, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity, Water security

Women and natural resources: Unlocking the peacebuilding potential
  • Women and natural resources: Unlocking the peacebuilding potential
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO). November 2013
  • This report aims to: (i) improve the understanding of the complex relationship between women and natural resources in conflict-affected settings, and (ii) make the case for pursuing gender equality, women's empowerment and sustainable natural resource management together in support of peacebuilding. Part 1 provides an analysis of the relationship between women and natural resources in peacebuilding contexts, reviewing key issues across three main categories of resources, including land, renewable and extractive resources. Part 2 discusses entry points for pea...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Gender, Participation, Water management

Accelerating progress, sustaining results. The MDGs to 2015 and beyond
  • Accelerating progress, sustaining results. The MDGs to 2015 and beyond
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). September 2013
  • This report details the success of the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF), a tool developed by UNDP in 2010 to guide collaborative national efforts to identify and overcome bottlenecks slowing country progress towards achieving priority MDG targets. The report also highlights how the MAF has built partnerships within more than 50 countries to re-focus existing policies and programmes into national action plans to hasten progress towards priority MDGs, and connect humanitarian efforts to longer-term results. Chapter 2.4 is dedicated to the issue of water and san...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • 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

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Published in 2015