CWI: Fostering Water Security and Climate Change Mitigation and AdaptationMar 1, 2010 The Community Water Initiative (CWI) has funded successful projects in some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. The publication highlights case studies that represent the types of projects funded through CWI that have helped foster water security in local communities while simultaneously helping them mitigate and adapt to climate change.
A Success Story: Kenya - Bondo villagers preserve water as a human rightApr 26, 2010 A 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.
UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Anti-Corruption in the Water SectorApr 22, 2009 As 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.
UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Gender and WaterApr 22, 2009 As one of the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI Issue Series, it notes that equitable access to and management of water is fundamental in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development. An integrated approach to water resources management can help reduce disparities in equitable access to and control over resources, benefits, costs, and decision-making between men and women.
Equitable Access to Basic Services: Who will Guarantee it?Jun 4, 2008 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.
Tariff Hikes with Low Investment: The Story of the Urban Water Sector in ZambiaJun 22, 2008 The 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...
UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Decentralisation of Water Decision MakingAug 7, 2008 As 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, 2008 The 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.