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Water Operators Partnerships - Case Study: Twinning Khulna WASA and Maynilad
  • Water Operators Partnerships - Case Study: Twinning Khulna WASA and Maynilad
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). July 2014
  • This paper looks at a knowledge sharing initiative called Water Operators Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific, established by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The program twins an experienced mentor utility¿in this case Maynilad¿with a recipient utility, here Khulna WASA. Maynilad provides on-site training to improve the performance of Khulna WASA. The paper examines the potential of the initiative under the titles: the challenge of expansion; learning from the mentor; from theory to practice; mutual exchange; and finally a summary of ADB's role as facilita...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Small-scale providers, Utility services, Water operators, Water supply

Applying results-based financing in water investments
  • Applying results-based financing in water investments
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). May 2014
  • This document is intended to contribute to a better understanding of Results-Based Financing (RBF) instruments and the conditions for success or failure of the approach in water. Given the broad variety of issues covered and the complexity faced by the water sector as a whole (from irrigation to flood protection, to water conservation and hydropower), concrete examples are provided in an attempt to make the document as practical as possible in guiding the design of future RBF schemes. Chapter 2 provides an analytical framework to explore if and when RBF can b...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Energy, Financing, Floods, Forests, Infrastructure, Irrigation, Poverty, Risk management, Sanitation, Small-scale providers, Technology, Urban areas, Wastewater, Water scarcity, Water services, Water supply

Water Business Kit Kenya. A guide to starting your own water treatment and vending business
  • Water Business Kit Kenya. A guide to starting your own water treatment and vending business
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC). March 2013
  • This Water Business Kit is the product of previous research in Southeast Asia by Aquaya and work in Kenya which has established and supported water treatment and vending businesses. The kit is designed to provide entrepreneurs with a step-by-step guide to opening and operating a successful water treatment and vending retail business in Kenya. It is organized in four parts keys to business success, planning your business, setting up your business and running your business.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Small-scale providers

Water Safety Planning for Small Community Water Supplies. Step-by-step risk management guidance for drinking-water supplies in small communities
  • Water Safety Planning for Small Community Water Supplies. Step-by-step risk management guidance for drinking-water supplies in small communities
  • World Health Organization (WHO). July 2012
  • This manual is designed to engage, empower and guide communities in the development and implementation of water safety plans (WSPs) for their drinking-water systems. It provides guidance on how to apply effective and achievable management actions in order to improve the safety and quality of supplied water. Relevant to all community-managed systems, it is applicable to piped schemes, point sources such as hand pumps, protected springs or household rainwater harvesting systems and other sources. The guidance provided is valid for both new and existing schemes.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Community participation, Health, Risk management, Small-scale providers, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply

What Does It Take to Scale Up Rural Sanitation?
  • What Does It Take to Scale Up Rural Sanitation?
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). July 2012
  • This Working Paper synthesizes the work of the WSP in operationalizing sustainable rural sanitation and shares lessons learned. Key components are introduced and illustrated with examples from the field: Chapter I. 'Overview' shares the sector context that shaped WSP's approach to rural sanitation; the status of rural sanitation in countries where the program was initially implemented; and introduces the programmatic and operational approaches that have been tested at scale; Chapter II. 'Programmatic Approaches to Create Demand, Change Behaviours, and Increas...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Capacity building, Financing, Marketing, Rural areas, Sanitation, Small-scale providers, Utility services

(A) Manual for Economic Assessment of Drinking-water Interventions
  • (A) Manual for Economic Assessment of Drinking-water Interventions
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2012
  • This manual describes a practical technique for appraising or evaluating small-scale interventions that seek to provide safer and more accessible drinking-water to rural people. The manual is primarily aimed at experts who are involved in advising on the most appropriate drinking-water interventions to install in small-scale, mainly rural, settings. These experts may be working in any of the disciplines relevant to drinking-water. They include health professionals, engineers and economists. The manual presents practical techniques in a way that will satisfy t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Economic instruments, Rural areas, Small-scale providers, Water services, Water supply

Rural Water Supply in the Philippines. Volume I Design Manual
  • Rural Water Supply in the Philippines. Volume I Design Manual
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). February 2012
  • This manual is the first of three related volumes prepared for the use of prospective and actual owners, operators, managements, technical staff, consultants, government planners and contractors of small water supply systems in the Philippines. Its purpose is to introduce the key concepts and considerations involved in the design of small waterworks facilities. For non-technical readers who are involved in the management and operation of small water supply systems, rather than in their actual design and construction, the text will be useful in understanding a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Rural areas, Small-scale providers, Water supply

Valuing Water, Valuing Livelihoods. Guidance on Social Cost-benefit Analysis of Drinking-water Interventions, with special reference to Small Community Water Supplies
  • Valuing Water, Valuing Livelihoods. Guidance on Social Cost-benefit Analysis of Drinking-water Interventions, with special reference to Small Community Water Supplies
  • International Water Association (IWA), World Health Organization (WHO). December 2011
  • The aim of this publication is to give decision-makers, health professionals and analysts a comprehensive view of the arguments and challenges associated with establishing the value of drinking-water interventions. The experts who have contributed to this publication provide guidance on assessing the benefits from improving access to safe drinking-water and from reducing the burden of water-related diseases. They show how to compare the value of these benefits to the costs of interventions, with special reference to small-scale drinking-water systems. The spe...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Rural areas, Small-scale providers, Valuation, Vulnerable groups

Aquaculture farmer organizations and cluster management. Concepts and Experiences
  • Aquaculture farmer organizations and cluster management. Concepts and Experiences
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). November 2011
  • Small-scale producers are facing new opportunities and challenges in today's markets. This review provides an overview of an approach to assist small-scale farmers to overcome these challenges and effectively participate in and influence modern market chains and trade. This review focuses specifically on the development of small-scale aquaculture farmer organizations, drawing on experience from both agriculture and aquaculture sector farmer organizations. The purpose is to provide strategic guidance for public and private stakeholders involved in supporting s...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Small-scale providers, Water governance, Water management

Output-based contracts in small-town water supply in Uganda: challenges and opportunities
  • Output-based contracts in small-town water supply in Uganda: challenges and opportunities
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). September 2011
  • This report reviews the role of the domestic private sector in the delivery of urban water in Uganda, focusing on Private Operators (POs) in small towns. The report is organized as follows: Section 2 provides an overview of the methodological framework. Section 3 examines the output-based aid (OBA) project in Kampala, which is managed by the national utility. Section 4 presents an overview of the development of the system of water services delivery in small towns, and provides a background to the introduction of OBA in small towns and Rural Growth Centres (RG...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Financing, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Small-scale providers, Urban areas, Water governance, Water operators, Water services, Water supply

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