Water supply and sanitation

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

  • UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Water and Sanitation GovernanceAug 22, 2009
    As 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.

  • The Right to Water - Factsheet No: 35The Right to Water - Factsheet No: 35Aug 1, 2010
    This United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) publication explains what the right to water is, illustrates what it means for specific individuals and groups, and then elaborates upon State obligations with respect to the right. It concludes with an overview of national, regional and international accountability and monitoring mechanisms.

  • Water Supply in Rural Ghana: Do Women Benefit?Dec 10, 2009
    The One Pager, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, examines the impact of water provision on women's time allocation in rural Ghana. The document notes that while having access to water infrastructure can reduce the time burden on women, it is not implicit that the time saved would be devoted to paid activities. It calls for additional public policies to achieve that goal.

  • Implications of Water and Electricity Supply for the Time Allocation of WomenDec 10, 2009
    The Working Paper, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, investigates the time allocation of women in Ghana as a trade-off between domestic chores and market-oriented activities when households are provided with water and electricity infrastructure.

  • Privatisation and Renationalisation: What Went Wrong in Bolivia's Water Sector?Oct 16, 2009
    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 part of the poor.

  • Training Programme: Integrity and Accountability in WaterTraining Programme: Integrity and Accountability in WaterAug 11, 2009
    Integrity and accountability are critical to good governance of water resources and services. The programme pursues the goal of building capacity on participants to recognize vulnerable areas and provide tools to increase transparency and accountability.

  • Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report 2008Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report 2008Jan 1, 2008
    The GCR 2008 is the first publication of its kind to examine the link between corruption and the water sector in a comprehensive manner. It documents a wide range of corruption risks in different areas of the sector, from water resources management and water for sanitation to irrigation and hydropower.

  • Services and supply chains- The role of the domestic private sector in water service delivery in TanzaniaOct 1, 2011

  • Every Drop Matters Volume IMar 1, 2013