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Economic Assessment of Sanitation Interventions in Southeast Asia. A Six-Country Study Conducted in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Vietnam and Yunnan Province (China). The Economics of Sanitation Initiative

Facilitating Trade through Competitive, Low-Carbon Transport: The Case for Vietnam's Inland and Coastal Waterways
  • Facilitating Trade through Competitive, Low-Carbon Transport: The Case for Vietnam's Inland and Coastal Waterways
  • World Bank. 2014
  • This report has three objectives. The first is to identify targeted policy and infrastructure interventions in inland waterway transport (IWT) and coastal shipping that can enhance the competitiveness and environmental sustainability characteristics of Vietnam's freight transport system. The second objective of the report is to estimate the economic benefits and costs associated with the interventions identified, and to use that information to produce a prioritized list of evaluated recommendations for implementation. Finally, the report seeks to info...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Coastal zones, Industry, Infrastructure, Investments, Pollution, Shipping, Sustainable development, Transport, Water policy

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

Beyond Downscaling ¿ A bottom up approach for climate change adaptation for WRM
  • Beyond Downscaling ¿ A bottom up approach for climate change adaptation for WRM
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). September 2014
  • This book summarizes alternatives to provide practitioners with the tools to adapt to the realities of climate change by following a decision-making process that incorporates bottom-up thinking. After considering the pros and cons of these practices, the book concludes with a framework for an adaptation approach in water resources management, planning, and investment.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Investments, Resilience, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability, Water management, Water planning

What Influences Open Defecation and Latrine Ownership in Rural Households?: Findings from a Global Review
  • What Influences Open Defecation and Latrine Ownership in Rural Households?: Findings from a Global Review
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2014
  • This global review of formative research studies identifies a number of commonalities across countries and regions, as well as a number of emerging themes that positively and negatively influence sanitation behaviours. Although some differences are found across countries, in general themes coalesced around facets of opportunity, ability, and motivation. The document suggests a numbers of factors which serve to promote positive sanitation behaviours, including changing social norms, challenging perceptions of latrine affordability, fostering positive latrine a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Open defecation, Rural areas, Sanitation

The Limits and Possibilities of Prepaid Water in Urban Africa: Lessons from the Field
  • The Limits and Possibilities of Prepaid Water in Urban Africa: Lessons from the Field
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2014
  • "This evidence-based study explores the opportunities, limits, costs, and benefits of different experiences of prepaid systems and their equity implications for serving urban poor communities. It provides urban utilities, oversight agencies, and other stakeholders in Africa with a basis for decision-making on the suitability, introduction, and management of prepaid meters. The report offers a tour of real-life cases in eight very different African cities: Kampala, Lusaka, Maputo, Maseru, Mogale City, Nakuru, Nairobi, and Windhoek. The study canvassed the pers...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Children, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Equity, Gender, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Technology, Urban areas, Water governance, Water services, Water supply

The IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Blue Book 2014. The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities Databook
  • The IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Blue Book 2014. The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities Databook
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). August 2014
  • The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities (IBNET) provides a set of tools that allows water and sanitation utilities to measure their performance both against their own past performance and against the performance of similar utilities at the national, regional, and global levels. The Blue Book is designed to raise awareness of how benchmarking and specifically IBNET tools can help enhance utility performance and thereby help to improve water and wastewater services. This issue summarizes water sector development in 2006¿11, des...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Information and data, Monitoring, Sanitation, Utility services, Wastewater, Water supply

How to assess agricultural water productivity? Looking for water in the agricultural productivity and efficiency literature
  • How to assess agricultural water productivity? Looking for water in the agricultural productivity and efficiency literature
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). July 2014
  • This report aims to contribute to the discussion on how to assess and possibly improve agricultural water productivity. It presents findings from a first attempt to survey the agricultural productivity and efficiency literature with regard to the explicit inclusion of water aspects in productivity and efficiency measurements. The focus is on studies applying single-factor productivity measures, total factor productivity indices, frontier models, and deductive models that incorporate water.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Irrigation, River Basin Management, Water efficiency

(The) Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol for use by World Bank clients. Lessons learned and recommendations
  • (The) Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol for use by World Bank clients. Lessons learned and recommendations
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). June 2014
  • This report attempts to provide answers to the appropriateness, costs and requirements of the 2011 Hydropower Sustainability Protocol, as well as how it relates to existing procedures and standards for large infrastructure development. It also aims to shed light on the complementarity of the Protocol to existing World Bank policies and procedures and issues covered by its Environmental and Social Safeguards and Performance Standards, as well as to provide guidance on the Protocol's application by World Bank clients.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Energy, Infrastructure

Honduras - Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • Honduras - Monitoring Country Progress in Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). June 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 Honduras. 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...[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

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Published in 2015