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Community Water Initiative: Project Portfolio Review

The Community Water Initiative (CWI) supports decentralized, demand-driven, innovative, low-cost, and community-based water resource management and water supply and sanitation projects in rural areas. The publication provides an overview of CWI’s project portfolio and features highlights frommore


Corruption Risks in Water Licensing

The report explores the nature of the risk using a 2007 field study of Chile and Kazakhstan as case studies for risk mitigation. The case studies show that the potential for corruption in water licensing is an important issue. It is at the heart of equitable and sustainable integrated watermore


Equitable Access to Basic Services: Who will Guarantee it?

The One Pager, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, examines the privatization of water provision. It finds that the higher the level of access at the start of privatization, the higher its success. It calls for minimum targets on access to be achieved through restructuredmore


Equitable Access to Basic Utilities: Public versus Private Provision and Beyond

The Poverty in Focus publication, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, provides an overview of the broad challenges involved in making access to basic services equitable and universal. It brings together a mix of policy issues and country experiences. more


Every Drop Matters Volume I

In 2006, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) joined forces to help make the promise of improved access to clean water a reality. Every Drop Matters began as a $6 million regional partnership between UNDP's Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS and TCCC'smore


FACTSHEET: Water Governance: The Gender Dimension

The factsheet highlights community action and social mobilization around the provision of basic social services such as water can be an effective 'entry point' for promoting women's empowerment. Having a leadership role in community management of water supplies can increase women's social capitalmore


Fast Facts: Adaptive Water Governance

UNDP promotes equitable access to water resources and water and sanitation services as a fundamental requisite for human development. In a rapidly changing world, UNDP's Water Governance Programme catalyzes efforts towards the achievements of the MDGs. The document provides a brief overview ofmore


Fast Facts: Human Rights Based Approach and Water Governance

UNDP promotes a human rights based approach (HRBA) in its work to improve water resources management and access to water and sanitation. The document highlights the synergy between an HRBA and water governance. It provides examples of the Water Governance Programme’s work with the right to watermore


Fighting Corruption in the Water Sector

This publication is part of a series of UNDP-sponsored studies that present methods, tools and good practices to map corruption risks, develop strategies and sustain partnerships to address challenges and tackle corruption in the education, health and water sectors. They complement UNDP’s MDGmore


From Ridge to Reef: Water, Environment, and Community Security

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is the largest financial institution with the mandate, ability, and experience to address current and future challenges to shared freshwater and marine systems. The publication explores a handful of the GEF International Waters projects that have alreadymore

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Toward Ocean Recovery

Stress, Sustainability and Development of Large Marine Ecosystems During Climate Change