Searching with a thematic focus on Environment, Environment and water, water governance

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    Bangladesh: study of non-state providers of basic services

    International Development Department, University of Birmingham, 2006
    This report, from a series of country studies commissioned by the UK Department for International Development, examines non-state providers (NSPs) of health, education, water and sanitation in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has an unusually large non-government organisation (NGO) sector with an estimated 22,000 organisations.
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    Governance and getting the private sector to provide better water and sanitation services to the urban poor

    Human Settlements Programme, 2006
    This working paper examines issues related to the governance of private sector water and sanitation services.The author reviews a number of related issues, including:urban water and sanitation issues and the Millennium Development Goalsmisleading controversies over private versus public provision of water and sanitationthe principles of water governance and the dangers of promot
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    Decentralization and service delivery

    Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 2005
    Dissatisfied with centralised approaches to delivering local public services, a large number of countries are decentralising responsibility for these services to lower- level, locally elected governments, with mixed results.
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    Human development report 2006: Beyond Scarcity - Power, poverty and the global water crisis

    Human Development Report Office, UNDP, 2006
    For 2006 the UN's Human Development Report focuses on global access to clean water and sanitation.
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    Water tariff increase in Manaus (Brazil): an evaluation of the impact on households

    Développement, Institutions & Analyses de Long terme, 2006
    Since 2000, water and sanitation services in Manaus, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, have been managed by a private operator.
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    Transboundary water cooperation: a BMZ position paper

    Bundesministerium fur wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, 2006
    This position paper sets out the policy framework and aims of the German development cooperation in the area of transboundary water cooperation and defining the position of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).The paper describes the international legal framework regarding water cooperation, outlines BMZ policy and priority action areas, and offers some of the les
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    Paper tiger meets white elephant?: an analysis of the effectiveness of the Mekong river regime

    Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2006
    This report assesses the achievements of the Mekong River Commission, an organisation where Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam cooperate about the Mekong River which runs through all four. This study is concerned with international river management.
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    Towards co-management of hydro-agricultural infrastructure: lessons learnt from the Prey Nup project in Cambodia

    Groupe de recherche et d'échanges technologiques, 2006
    Numerous public hydro-agricultural infrastructures around the world are in crisis. Many are now in agreement that combining the rehabilitation of infrastructures with the transfer of responsibility for these infrastructures to farmers’ organisations is the way forward.
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    What is good for women is good for all

    Water and Environmental Health at London and Loughborough, 2006
    This briefing provides evidence to demonstrate how women's empowerment and the improvement of water supply, sanitation facilities and hygiene practice are linked.It highlights some of the benefits of placing women and their concerns at the centre of decision-making about such interventions:improved levels of service and better health outcomes when women are involved in planning and mana
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    Business in the world of water: WBCSD water scenarios to 2025

    World Business Council for Sustainable Development, 2006
    The scenarios presented in this report offer three stories about the role of business in relation to the growing issue of water in the world. These stories attempt to bring to life a limited number of alternative future environments that will challenge economic viability and social legitimacy.