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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.