Water supply and sanitation

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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

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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

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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

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Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals: Making the Link

This UNDP Primer is based on the views and experiences of development practitioners on linking human rights and the MDGs in their work. It provides basic guidance on how to make the link and explores the key questions that practitioners will face in doing so. more

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Implications of Water and Electricity Supply for the Time Allocation of Women

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. more

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International Conference on the Right to Water and Sanitation: Conference Report

The International Conference on the Right to Water and Sanitation in Theory and Practice considered a number of key questions including the implications of the right for legal and economic regimes; the allocation of scarce water resources; international development; and the rights of women,more

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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

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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

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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

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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