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Issue Brief: Urban Water Provision in Sub-Saharan Africa

The document summarizes results from case studies of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It notes that although small-scale private providers increase water supply coverage and reduce time spent on fetching water, in the absence of a coherent policy framework with effective tariff enforcement and watermore


Latin America and the Caribbean: A Biodiversity Superpower (Chapter 7)

The report highlights the economic contribution of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services to development and equity in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The goal of this chapter is to foster further progress towards sustainable ecosystem management by providing policy makers withmore


Linking Poverty Reduction and Water Management

The paper analyses the relationship between water management and poverty reduction. The paper argues that water management can impact on poverty reduction in a variety of ways, and that increased resource flows to water management have positive impacts on poverty (and, consequently, on health) andmore


Monitoring outcomes and impacts of capacity development in the water sector: a Cap-Net UNDP experience

Cap-Net UNDP is an international capacity development network for integrated water resources management (IWRM).   Cap-Net’s approach of working through regional and country networks is an effective method of drawing together various experts from different disciplines,more


Oceans at Rio+20: How Well Are We Doing in Meeting the Commitments from the 1992 Earth Summit and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development? Summary for Decision Makers

This publication was prepared by the civil society organization the Global Ocean Forum (www.globaloceans.org ) with financing and technical support from UNDP-GEF. It measures the progress made toward the broad goals, targets, and timetables established by the international community. The analysismore


Output-Based Contracts in Small-Town Water Supply in Uganda: Challenges and Opportunities

This report presents findings from a review of the role of the domestic private sector in the delivery of urban water in Uganda.  Since the introduction of the output-based aid (OBA) scheme in 2008, some towns have seen a relatively rapid increase in the number of connections, while using lessmore


Peace and Security Through Sustainable Social and Economic Development

The brochure presents lessons from Community Based Approaches in Water Supply Projects for Multi-Ethnic Neighborhoods in Crimea. Based on the experiences in two pilot communities (Tenistoye and Sevastyanovka), it shows that the concept of community participation through social mobilization can workmore


Privatisation and Renationalisation: What Went Wrong in Bolivia's Water Sector?

The Working Paper, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, examines the concentration of access to safe water across income levels in Bolivia. In particular, it focuses on how privatisation has changed coverage, affordability and the concentration of access to water on the partmore


Privatization and Renationalization: What went wrong in Bolivia's water sector?

NOTE: This paper is made available for sale on the following website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X12001544 Copyright 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This paper investigates the impact of water service privatization in Bolivia. It compares the performance ofmore

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Toward Ocean Recovery

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