Capacity development and knowledge management

  • Oct 31, 2011Fighting Corruption in the Water Sector

  • Jun 1, 2010Fast Facts: Adaptive Water GovernanceUNDP 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 of UNDP's Water Governance Programme.

  • Apr 26, 2010A Success Story: Kenya - Bondo villagers preserve water as a human rightA project to enhance water governance using a "Human Rights Based Approach", funded by UNDP Kenya and by the UNDP Water Governance Facility at the Stockholm International Water Institute, was piloted in the Nyanza province of Kenya. The project is a success story as villagers in the region put an end to vandalism of water pipelines and started benefit-sharing discussions with water providers.

  • Apr 22, 2009UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Anti-Corruption in the Water SectorAs one of the UNDP Water Governance Facility (WGF) at SIWI Issue Series, it notes that without the forceful inclusion of transparency in water policy reform and implementation, fair and efficient allocation of water resources and services is impossible. It introduces practical actions to reduce corruption in water services and WGF experiences.

  • Jun 4, 2008Equitable 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 restructured public provision before embarking on full-scale privatization.

  • Jun 22, 2008Tariff Hikes with Low Investment: The Story of the Urban Water Sector in ZambiaThe One Pager, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, examines the urban water sector in Zambia. It finds that the country's liberalization strategy, which emphasizes tariff rationalization, has failed to ensure full cost recovery and has further constrained affordability and accessibility. It provides policy prescriptions that would help address these problems. more...

  • Aug 7, 2008UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Decentralisation of Water Decision MakingAs one of the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI Issue Series, it notes that decentralisation, dialoguing, participation and partnerships are critical to build awareness, acceptance and support for a reform process to move forward. Successful implementation of water reform requires that all stakeholders involved, especially the end users, can have their say in decision-making processes.

  • Utility Provision: Contract Design in the Interest of the PoorDec 5, 2008Utility Provision: Contract Design in the Interest of the PoorThe Policy Research Brief, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, notes that governments' privatisation of service delivery is fraught with problems. The Brief calls for reforming public utilities and where social objectives are met and efficiency gains are considered, it calls for the rights of consumers to be given legal recognition when privatisation contracts are designed.

  • Equitable Access to Basic Utilities: Public versus Private Provision and BeyondAug 1, 2009Equitable Access to Basic Utilities: Public versus Private Provision and BeyondThe 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.

  • Aug 22, 2009UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Water and Sanitation GovernanceAs one of the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI Issue Series, it notes that clean water, sanitation and hygiene is a proven cost-effective investment that will reduce health budget spending and increases economic productivity and education level. It presents challenges in water and sanitation governance and introduces WGF's activities and UNDP GoAL WaSH programme.