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Refreshing Africa's future: prospects for achieving universal WASH access by 2030
A. Markle; Z. Donnenfeld / Institute for Security Studies 2016
Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is indispensable to development, but what will it take for Africa to achieve universal access in 15 years? This paper uses the International Futures forecasting system to explore Sustainable Dev...
Reframing undernutrition: faecally - transmitted infections and the 5 As
R. Chambers; G. von Medeazza / Institute of Development Studies UK 2014
The dominant nutrition discourse concerns access to adequate food and its quality. It now includes food security, food rights and justice, governance and agriculture. Despite many initiatives to assure food access, and growing economi...
Parched prospects II: a revised long-term water supply and demand forecast for South Africa
S. Hedden / Institute for Security Studies 2016
It is likely that South Africa is overexploiting its water resources at the national level, as water withdrawals currently exceed reliable supply. using the international futures forecasting system, this paper forecasts that withdrawa...
Financing and delivery of health and sanitation services through effective resource mobilization and inter-governmental coordination: A case study of Cotabato City
V.S. Pineda; M.L. Lim / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1998
This paper is one of eight case studies in the health sector conducted under the project 'Population and Urbanization: Managing the Urbanization Process Under the decentralized Governance Framework' jointly undertaken by the Phil...
Gender and water policies in Africa: synthesis report
E. Salo / Global Water Partnership 2015
This study examines the extent to which the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) gender policy and strategy has been implemented in national states and transboundary river basin agreements across Africa. Launched in May 2011, th...
The Sanitation Hygiene Infant Nutrition Efficacy (SHINE) Trial: Rationale, Design, and Methods
J. Humphrey / Clinical Infectious Diseases 2015
Child stunting and anemia are intractable public health problems in developing countries and have profound short- and long-term consequences. The Sanitation Hygiene Infant Nutrition Efficacy (SHINE) trial is motivated by the premise t...
Water service delivery on the ground: targets versus realities (the cases of Dumaguete City and Agusan del Sur)
D.C. Israel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
In late 2008 and early 2009, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) conducted a study on local service delivery in education, health, and potable water in sel...
Impact of water supply and sanitation on diarrhoea prevalence among children under the age of five: evidence from Cameroon
D Y Yantio / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Providing access to improved sources of drinking water and to sanitation facilities are the two main types of interventions to stop the contamination from the environment to the human body, contributing to reduce the prevalence of dia...
Testing disgust-and shame-based safe water and handwashing promotion in urban Dhaka , Bangladesh
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Diarrheal disease is one of the two leading killer diseases in the world. An estimated 2.2 million children under the age of 5 years die from diarrheal disease each year. Most of these deaths are from middle- and low-income countries....
Does building more toilets stop the spread of disease? Impact evidence from India
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Over one-third of the 2.5 billion people worldwide who do not have access to improved sanitation live in India. Nearly 69 per cent of the population practise open defecation. Typically, the government of India’s national sanitat...

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