Water supply and sanitation

  • Jan 1, 2007Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals: Making the LinkThis 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.

  • Peace and Security Through Sustainable Social and Economic DevelopmentDec 15, 2004Peace and Security Through Sustainable Social and Economic Development

  • Nov 13, 2006Community Water Initiative: BrochureSince 2004, the Community Water Initiative (CWI) has supported decentralized, innovative, low-cost, and community-based water resource management and water supply and sanitation projects in rural areas. CWI is part of the Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme.

  • Dec 30, 2001Closing The Loop: Ecological Sanitation for Food SecurityThis publication presents a shift in the way people think about and act upon human excreta. It notes that Human excreta are a resource not a waste. Ecological sanitation is a "closed loop" approach preventing pollution by recycling nutrients and organic matter. Ecological sanitation is applicable for rural areas and for rich and poor alike.

  • Mar 1, 2010CWI: Fostering Water Security and Climate Change Mitigation and AdaptationThe 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.

  • Nov 1, 2006Community Water Initiative: Project Portfolio ReviewThe Community Water Initiative (CWI) supports decentralized, demand-driven, innovative, low-cost, and community-based water resource management and water supply and sanitation projects in rural areas. The publication provides an overview of CWI’s project portfolio and features highlights from completed CWI projects in Guatemala, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Uganda.

  • Corruption Risks in Water LicensingNov 20, 2009Corruption Risks in Water Licensing

  • Oct 16, 2009Privatisation 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 part of the poor.

  • Sanitation and Cleanliness for a Healthy EnvironmentApr 1, 2005Sanitation and Cleanliness for a Healthy Environment

  • 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...