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Tracking national financial flows into sanitation, hygiene and drinking-water
  • Tracking national financial flows into sanitation, hygiene and drinking-water
  • World Health Organization (WHO). July 2012
  • This working paper lays out basic proposals for a common methodology to track WASH financial flows at the national level. It outlines a process that countries will need to go through in order to derive more comprehensive and reliable estimates of spending on WASH at the national level. The objectives of this working paper are twofold:(1) to determine the state of the evidence on the monitoring and reporting of financial flows to the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector at the national level;(2) if knowledge gaps are confirmed, to identify the key tenet...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Education, Financing, Health, Hygiene, Information and data, Monitoring, Sanitation, Tariffs, Water supply

Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Handwashing with Soap
  • Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Handwashing with Soap
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). July 2012
  • This Technical Paper presents lessons learned from the application of the Focus, Opportunity, Ability, and Motivation (FOAM) framework to identify handwashing determinants. The discussion focuses on findings from the analysis of data collected in Peru and Senegal and provides practical recommendations for researchers and program managers working in handwashing promotion. In addition to offering a rationale for measuring handwashing determinants, the paper describes the FOAM framework and details the process used to measure the determinants, focusing on lesson...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Health, Hygiene, Information and data, Monitoring, Practices and habits

GEO-5. Global Environment Outlook 5: Environment for the future we want
  • GEO-5. Global Environment Outlook 5: Environment for the future we want
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2012
  • The GEO Reports analyze environmental states and trends at the global and regional scales, describe plausible outlooks for various time frames and formulate policy options. Chapter 4 focuses on water issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Environment, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Pollution, Risk management, Technology, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water governance, Water policy, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security, Water supply

Pneumonia and diarrhoea. Tackling the deadliest diseases for the world's poorest children
  • Pneumonia and diarrhoea. Tackling the deadliest diseases for the world's poorest children
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). June 2012
  • This report focuses on the huge potential to narrow the child survival gap between the richest and the poorest by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhoea - the two primary killers of children under the age of five. Apart from identifying key prevention measures and treatment coverage needs, the report estimates children's lives saved by scaling up key interventions in an equitable way and presents an array of data showing progress and challenges over the past several decades.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Children, Disease, Drinking water, Health, Hygiene, Poverty, Sanitation, Water security

Pharmaceuticals in drinking water
  • Pharmaceuticals in drinking water
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2012
  • This technical report aims to provide practical guidance and recommendations in managing concerns over pharmaceuticals in drinking-water, taking into consideration the available scientific knowledge and evidence. It emphasizes the importance to prioritize this emerging issue in the overall context of water safety management, which includes microbial and other chemical risks that may threaten the safety of drinking-water.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global, Oceania
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Pollution, Water quality, Water security, Water treatment

GEO-5 Global Environment Outlook 5. Chapter 4 Water
  • GEO-5 Global Environment Outlook 5. Chapter 4 Water
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2012
  • The GEO Reports analyze environmental states and trends at the global and regional scales, describe plausible outlooks for various time frames and formulate policy options. The GEO-5 Water Chapter assesses progress towards achieving water-related goals in major multilateral environmental agreements identified by the GEO-5 High-Level Intergovernmental Advisory Panel and regional consultations and highlights a series of messages. The chapter focuses on the state, trends and impacts of the water environment, with references to drivers (Part 1) and responses (Par...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Environment, Health, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Pollution, Risk management, Technology, Water demand, Water governance, Water policy, Water supply

Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage
  • Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage
  • World Health Organization (WHO). May 2012
  • This study aims to estimate global, regional and country-level costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to meet the MDG target in 2015, and to attain universal coverage. The report updates previous economic analyses conducted by the World Health Organization, using new Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) coverage rates, costs of services, income levels and health indicators. Benefit-cost ratios (BCR) and costs are estimated to meet the MDG drinking water and sanitation target and to attain universal access of basic services. Rura...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Economic impact, Health, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Utility services, Water supply

(The) Little Green Data Book 12
  • (The) Little Green Data Book 12
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. May 2012
  • The Little Green Data Book is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 economies. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. The 2012 edition of The Little Green Data Book includes a focus story on oceans and its ecosystem services, as well as estimates of global marine fisheries wealth accounts.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Energy, Environment, Forests, Health, Information and data, Sanitation

Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future. Summary
  • Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future. Summary
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA). May 2012
  • Summary of Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Irrigation, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Vulnerable groups, Water management

Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future
  • Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA). May 2012
  • The 2012 Human Development Report for Africa explores why hunger remains pervasive in the region, despite abundant agricultural resources, a favourable growing climate, and rapid economic growth rates. The water issue is addressed all along the report. Water management and irrigation are analysed in Chapter 2 while Chapter 3 addresses persistent challenges and emerging threats to food security, including soil and water-related environmental challenges.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Irrigation, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Vulnerable groups, Water management

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Published in 2015