Water supply and sanitation

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Privatisation 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 partmore

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Sanitation and Cleanliness for a Healthy Environment

The booklet addresses the different sanitation and hygiene needs of women and men. It gives communities information about how significant sanitation improvements can be made by better use of indigenous skills and local resources. It is designed to be an important part of the Community Watermore

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Services and supply chains- The role of the domestic private sector in water service delivery in Tanzania

This report presents findings from a review of the service activities of informal private water vendors in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s capital is a rapidly growing city, and around 70% of the population lacks proper housing and lives in informal  settlements. Large parts of the city remain more

Small-Scale, Private Water Service Provision: Case Studies of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

Small-Scale, Private Water Service Provision: Case Studies of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

This series of case studies focuses on issues with private provision of water services in urban areas of Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.   Small scale providers increase water supply coverage – an essential service in fast-growing cities – and reduce time poverty. However, system of watermore

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Tariff Hikes with Low Investment: The Story of the Urban Water Sector in Zambia

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 andmore

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The Right to Water - Factsheet No: 35

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, regionalmore

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Training Programme: Integrity and Accountability in Water

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. more

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Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report 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 andmore

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UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Anti-Corruption in the Water Sector

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 reducemore

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UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Decentralisation of Water Decision Making

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 allmore