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Streets as tools for urban transformation in slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading
  • Streets as tools for urban transformation in slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This strategy paper is rich in examples that demonstrate the practicability of the street-led slum upgrading approach that UN-Habitat is advocating for. It showcases the incremental street-led development and transformation of slums that builds on the fundamental notion of streets being the stepping stone in improving the quality of life and living conditions in slums. The paper is presented in two parts: The conceptual framework and the Practical framework, throughout these parts there is continued reference to the importance of access to clean water and san...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Community participation, Disasters, Drinking water, Gender, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Land management, Participation, Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Water supply

Envisioning a World Free of Water Problems. UNU-INWEH's 5-Year Strategic Plan - 2015-2019
  • Envisioning a World Free of Water Problems. UNU-INWEH's 5-Year Strategic Plan - 2015-2019
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). August 2014
  • This document sets forth a summary of UNU-INWEH's strategy for addressing key global water challenges. The new approach focuses on knowledge exchange through research and strategic partnerships with universities and the private sector as key components. The plan presents the strategic priorities for 2015-2019, with a revamped organizational design and business model aimed at strengthening institutional capacity and impact over the next five years. Specific action items and estimated timelines (starting August 2014) for their completion are identified for each...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystems, Financing, Food security, Hygiene, Knowledge management, Private sector participation (PSP), Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water security, Water supply

Delivering as one on water related issues. UN-Water strategy 2014-2020
  • Delivering as one on water related issues. UN-Water strategy 2014-2020
  • UN-Water. June 2014
  • This strategy explores the methods employed to achieve the goals set for UN-Water by 2020. It gives a complete account of the coordination mechanism's vision, mission and strategic directions; how to maximise potential through 'delivering as one' and stronger mechanisms towards success. The strategy concludes with a projection of what success might look like in 2020.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Knowledge management, Post-2015 agenda, Sustainable development, Water management

Global Water Operators' Partnership Alliance Strategy 2013-2017
  • Global Water Operators' Partnership Alliance Strategy 2013-2017
  • Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2013
  • This document details the strategy which will guide the Global Water Operator's Partnership Alliance's work over the next 5 years.
  • Main themes: Water operators

Third Hashimoto Action Plan
  • Third Hashimoto Action Plan
  • United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Sanitation (UNSGAB). October 2013
  • The Third Hashimoto Action Plan (HAPIII) outlines UNSGAB's 2013-2015 strategy for shaping global water and sanitation policy. The Plan calls for a final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on water and sanitation, noting that the sanitation target is among the most off-track, and advocates for including water and sanitation objectives in the post-2015 development agenda.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Financing, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation

Water Partnership Program (WPP) strategic action plan 2012-2016
  • Water Partnership Program (WPP) strategic action plan 2012-2016
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). July 2013
  • The WPP's strategic action plan describes the program's vision and strategic directions for its second phase, running from July 2012 to June 2016. It explains the rationale for scaling-up activities and provides details of the structural changes under second phase. The objectives, impacts, and expected outcomes of second phase are outlined in the next section. In addition, the strategic action plan includes plans to scale up partnership efforts, communications and knowledge management. Finally, it presents a new results framework to measure the impact of seco...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Communication, Knowledge management, Monitoring

Water Quality and Health Strategy 2013-2020
  • Water Quality and Health Strategy 2013-2020
  • World Health Organization (WHO). January 2013
  • This document sets out the strategy adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the period 2013-2020 to manage water quality with a view to protecting and promoting human health. The strategy is centred on primary prevention of waterborne and water-related diseases. The document provides background information on the burden of disease, linkages with global change, the economic risk-benefit approach; the WHO policy framework, international agreements and strategies; and guidelines for promoting effective policies and practices.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Economic impact, Health, Water quality

UN-Water Work Programme 2012-2013
  • UN-Water Work Programme 2012-2013
  • UN-Water. September 2012
  • This document presents the UN-Water Work Programme 20122013, which is divided into three parts: (1) UN-Water's strategic outlook; (2) Activities in each of UN-Water's five Result Areas; (3) An overview of UN-Water and its governance structure. Annexes include a Result-Oriented Framework for UN-Water and an indicative budget for 2012-2013.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Water cooperation

Water for the Poor: Partnerships for Action. How to Bring Water to the Rural Poor
  • Water for the Poor: Partnerships for Action. How to Bring Water to the Rural Poor
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • This strategy paper is intended to help stimulate the international debate on water and poverty and related actions. It provides a framework for the development of action partnerships to improve the access of poor people to water within or in connection with the operations of the Asian Development Bank. It builds on the outputs of the Water and Poverty Initiative (WPI), including discussions and documents prepared for the 3rd World Water Forum in Kyoto in 3 2003.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Poverty reduction, Water governance

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Published in 2015