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Indicators and a monitoring framework for Sustainable Development Goals. Launching a data revolution for the SDGs
  • Indicators and a monitoring framework for Sustainable Development Goals. Launching a data revolution for the SDGs
  • United Nations (UN). November 2014
  • This report aims to (i) propose an SDG indicator framework and principles for effective SDG monitoring that are for discussion and improvement; (ii) identify gaps that need to be filled so the world has a clear roadmap for monitoring the SDGs from their first day; and (iii) outline other ways to promote the data revolution. It outlines the rationale and criteria for indicators, including suggestions for how the data might be reported upon annually, with a first table summarizing the proposed'Global Reporting Indicators' and the suggested'Complementary Nationa...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Climate change and sustainable water management in Central Asia
  • Climate change and sustainable water management in Central Asia
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). May 2014
  • This working paper describes the results of research conducted in Central Asia. The research on Water and Adaptation Interventions in Central and West Asia combined field observations with satellite-based data and created models to demonstrate the impacts of climate change on the hydrology of the Aral Sea Basin. The paper is presented in three parts Assessing Climate Change; Impacts of Climate Change which explores these sub categories Glaciers, Glacial Lakes, Water Resources, Future water Availability in Syr Darya and Amu Darya Basins, Floods, Permafrost a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Arid zones, Climate change, Drylands, Floods, Glaciers, Hydrology, Lakes, State of water resources

Voter Response to Natural Disaster Aid. Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Drought Relief Payments in Mexico
  • Voter Response to Natural Disaster Aid. Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Drought Relief Payments in Mexico
  • World Bank. April 2014
  • This paper uses a quasi-experimental approach to provide evidence on the electoral effect of government economic transfers as compensation for the damage caused by a natural shock: severe drought on rain-fed agricultural regions. Exploiting the discontinuity in payment of a government funded climatic contingency aid program in Mexico, it shows that voters reward the incumbent presidential party for delivering drought relief compensation. Its estimates suggest 7.6 additional percentage points for the presidential incumbent's share of votes in those electoral s...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Financing, Resilience, Rural areas, Vulnerability

Sanitation and externalities: evidence from early childhood health in rural India
  • Sanitation and externalities: evidence from early childhood health in rural India
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • This paper investigates the existence and size of benefits from access to sanitation on child health in rural India. It estimates two sources of benefits: a direct benefit a household receives when moving from open to fixed-point defecation or from unimproved sanitation to improved sanitation, and an external benefit (externality) produced by the neighbourhood's access to sanitation infrastructure. The paper is organized as follows: Section 1 introduces the study; Section 2 presents the motivation for trying to understand the source of benefits of sanitation;...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Health, Hygiene, Open defecation, Rural areas, Sanitation

Private Sector Participation in the Ugandan Water Sector. A Review of 10 Years of Private Management of Small Town Water Systems
  • Private Sector Participation in the Ugandan Water Sector. A Review of 10 Years of Private Management of Small Town Water Systems
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). December 2013
  • This working paper reviews the first decade (2001-11) of Uganda's private sector participation (PSP) model for small town water supply. In evaluating the impact of this development, this working paper aims to guide further reform within Uganda, and to inform other countries considering similar PSP approaches. The core idea behind PSP centered reform in Uganda was to improve sustainability and efficiency of piped networks. To evaluate how well the Ugandan model has managed the balance between public and private interest in water service delivery, the paper pro...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Auditing, Financing, Investments, Private sector participation (PSP), Sustainable development, Water efficiency, Water management, Water services, Water supply

Green Accounting and Data Improvement for Water Resources
  • Green Accounting and Data Improvement for Water Resources
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). August 2012
  • This paper outlines key initiatives of different agencies, including the initiatives of the United Nations (UN) System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEAW) and Eurostat, the recent efforts of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) or that of the European Environment Agency (EEA), to incorporate water-related indicators into wider systems of environmental accounting, as a step towards raising the profile of water's role in economic and environmental policy-making.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Environment, Green economy, Information and data, Monitoring, Valuation

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

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

Policy and Sector Reform to Accelerate Access to Improved Rural Sanitation
  • Policy and Sector Reform to Accelerate Access to Improved Rural Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). June 2012
  • This document synthesizes key findings, conclusions, and recommendations from country specific endline assessment reports from India, Indonesia, and Tanzania to provide guidance and insight to other countries seeking to create large-scale sustainable rural sanitation programs.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Rural areas, Sanitation, Utility services, Water governance

Managing the Invisible: Understanding and Improving Groundwater Governance
  • Managing the Invisible: Understanding and Improving Groundwater Governance
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • The aim of this study is to analyze the impediments to better groundwater governance within a given political economy and to propose recommendations to address key governance issues. The report tries to answer the questions: Why has groundwater governance failed to stop the emergence of very serious threats to the resource? What are the impediments to improving groundwater governance? What are the options to overcome those impediments? Implicit in the report approach is recognition of the importance of groundwater resources in promoting developing country ada...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Aquifer recharge, Community participation, Conflicts, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Negotiation, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water quality

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