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What influences open defecation and latrine ownership in rural households? : findings from a global review (English)

As part of its scaling up rural sanitation and domestic private sector participation programs, the water and sanitation program (WSP) of the World Bank has been commissioning formative research studies among households. ... See More +

UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program 90044 AUG 01, 2014

Oapos;Connell, Kathryn

Validity of rapid measures of hand washing behavior : an analysis of data from multiple impact evaluations in the global scaling up hand washing project (English)

There is increasing interest in improving hand washing in low- and middle-income countries. The validity of rapid hand washing measures was evaluated by comparing them to hand washing behavior measured during five-hour structured observations. ... See More +

UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program 90744 AUG 01, 2014

Ram, Pavani K.; Sahli, Michelle W.; Arnold, Benjamin; Colford, John M.; Chase, Claire; Briceno, Bertha; Orsola-Vidal, Alexandra; Gertler, Paul

Analysis of hand washing behaviors measured in baseline impact evaluation surveys : findings from Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam (English)

Hand washing with soap has been shown to reduce diarrhea and respiratory disease, the two leading causes of childhood deaths in low- and middle-income settings. ... See More +

UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program 90745 AUG 01, 2014

Ram, Pavani K.; Briceno, Bertha; Chase, Claire; Arnold, Ben; Colford, John M.; Gertler, Paul; Orsola-Vidal, Alexandra

The hydropower sustainability assessment protocol for use by World Bank clients : lessons learned and recommendations (English)

As a mature technology, hydropower has by far the largest installed capacity of any renewable source of electricity generation. In 1998, in the face of escalating pressure, the World Commission on Dams (WCD) was established by the World Bank and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to review the development effectiveness of large dams and establish a comprehensive set of guidelines for the design, implementation, and operation of dams and their decommissioning. ... See More +

Working Paper 89147 JUN 30, 2014

Liden, Rikard; Lyon, Kimberly

Environmental health costs in Colombia : the changes from 2002 to 2010 (English)

Despite considerable progress in the area of environmental management over the last decade, Colombia still faces significant impacts from population exposure to urban air pollution, inadequate access to water supply and sanitation, and indoor air pollution from solid fuel use. ... See More +

Working Paper 92956 JUN 01, 2014

Golub, Elena; Klytchnikova, Irina; Sanchez-Martinez, Gerardo; Belausteguigoitia, Juan Carlos; Molina, Centro Mario

Framework for conducting benefit-cost analyses of investments in hydro-meteorological systems (English)

The whitepaper is organized as follows: section two provides an overview of the types of benefits associated with hydromet investments, the process by which the benefits are generated, and their expected development impacts; section three explains the rationale for public sector investment in hydromet systems and involvement by the World Bank; section four discusses the wide range of factors that influence the magnitude of benefits generated by hydromet systems, in particular the value of weather and climate forecasts. ... See More +

Working Paper 92958 JUN 01, 2014

Malik, Arun S.; Esikuri, Enos E.; Damania, Richard; Ashida Tao, Keiko; Amacher, Gregory S.; Russ, Jason; Amacher, Gregory S

Developing a program for contaminated site management in low and middle income countries (English)

Contaminated sites associated with economic growth and development and increased urbanization pose a growing public health and environmental problem. ... See More +

Working Paper 88070 MAY 08, 2014

Kovalick, Walter W.; Montgomery, Robert H.

Applying results-based financing in water investments (English)

Given the broad array of issues and the complexity faced by the water sector as a whole (from irrigation to flood protection, to water conservation and hydropower), there is great demand for future exploring the potential of RBF and tackling the questions still unanswered about many of its operational dimensions. ... See More +

Working Paper 89326 MAY 01, 2014

Rodriguez, Diego J.; Suardi, Mario A.; Ham, Marcel; Mimmi, Luisa M.; Goksu, Amanda J.

Strengthening the financial system for water in Mexico : from a conceptual framework to the formulation of pilot initiatives (English)

The abundance of financial resources that characterized the second half of the 1970s and early 1980s, originating in the country’s rise as an oil power, and the relatively large supply of external credit, made it possible to significantly extend the country’s water infrastructure. ... See More +

UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program 89153 APR 01, 2014

Campanaro, Alessandra; Rodriguez, Diego J.; Amilpa, Enrique Aguilar; Loaeza, Eduardo Garcia-Lopez; Arronte, Pilar Spanish

Strengthening the financial system for water in Mexico : from a conceptual framework to the formulation of pilot initiatives : Fortalecimiento del sistema financiero del agua en Mexico : del marco conceptual a las iniciativas piloto (Spanish)

The abundance of financial resources that characterized the second half of the 1970s and early 1980s, originating in the country’s rise as an oil power, and the relatively large supply of external credit, made it possible to significantly extend the country’s water infrastructure. ... See More +

UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program 89153 APR 01, 2014

Campanaro, Alessandra; Rodriguez, Diego J.; Amilpa, Enrique Aguilar; Loaeza, Eduardo Garcia-Lopez; Arronte, Pilar English

Restoring the coastal environment in Cartagena, Colombia (English)

Cartagena, the historic city where the apos;1983 Cartagena convention for the Protection of the Caribbeanapos; was signed, is meeting its responsibilities to protect the public health of its citizens as well as the costal marine environment through improved wastewater management. ... See More +

Working Paper 86305 JAN 01, 2014

Browder, Greg; Duvi, Ricardi Spanish

Restoring the coastal environment in Cartagena, Colombia : Restauracion del ambiente costero de Cartagena, Colombia (Spanish)

Cartagena, the historic city where the apos;1983 Cartagena convention for the Protection of the Caribbeanapos; was signed, is meeting its responsibilities to protect the public health of its citizens as well as the costal marine environment through improved wastewater management. ... See More +

Working Paper 86305 JAN 01, 2014

Browder, Greg; Duvi, Ricardi English

Private sector participation in the Ugandan water sector : a review of ten years of private management of small town water systems - sustainable services through domestic private sector participation (English)

This working paper reviews the first decade (2001-11) of Ugandaapos;s pioneering private sector participation (PSP) model for small town water supply. ... See More +

UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program 85196 DEC 01, 2013

Hirn, Maximilian

Downstream impacts of water pollution in the upper citarum river, West Java, Indonesia : economic assessment of interventions to improve water quality (English)

The Economics of Sanitation Initiative (ESI) of the World Bankapos;s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) commenced in East Asia and the Pacific region in 2006 to generate and disseminate economic evidence on sanitation. ... See More +

UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program 85194 OCT 01, 2013

Kerstens, Sjoerd

Climate change impacts on water resources management : adaptation challenges and opportunities in Northeast Brazil (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has a unique mix of qualities and challenges when it comes to the environment. It is exceptionally endowed with natural assets, with globally significant biodiversity and valuable crops, and also harbors the worldapos;s greatest carbon sink in the Amazon. ... See More +

Working Paper 79528 JUL 01, 2013

De Nys, Erwin; Alvarez, Victor Vazquez; Engle, Nathan Lee; Frazao, Cybelle

The water portfolio of the World Bank : insights from a review of fiscal year 2011 (English)

This report presents insights from the FY11 review of the World Bank’s water portfolio. The report includes a methodological section followed by reviews of four broad areas: the water related commitments managed by the World Bank Group (WBG) for FY011; the water-related commitments of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and of the International Development Association (IDA) for FY11; water-related projects approved in FY11; and analytic and advisory activities (AAA), in particular economic and sector work (ESW) and technical assistance (TA), delivered in FY11. ... See More +

Working Paper 79798 JUN 14, 2013

Scheierling, Susanne M.; Lyon, Kimberly N.

Review of community-managed decentralized wastewater treatment systems in Indonesia (English)

Effective management of sanitation and wastewater is a growing challenge in dense urban settlements. Rapidly increasing urbanization and, along with that, rising settlement densities in low-income urban and peri-urban areas highlight the need for sanitation technologies and management systems that are robust and affordable, and which lessen the pollution load on local water sources. ... See More +

UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program 85192 JUN 01, 2013

Eales, Kathy; Blackett, Isabel; Siregar, Reini; Febriani, Evi

Economic impacts of inadequate sanitation in Pakistan (English)

In Pakistan, the deterioration of the environment continues to harm livelihoods and health, increasing the vulnerability of the nationapos;s poor. ... See More +

Water ; Sanitation Discussion Paper 77839 MAY 28, 2013

Greenhouse gases from reservoirs caused by biochemical processes : interim technical note (English)

A decade ago, the contribution of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from reservoirs was estimated to be up to 7 percent of global GHG emissions from all sources. ... See More +

Working Paper 77173 APR 01, 2013

Liden, Rikard

Engaging non-state providers in rural water supply services (English)

Taking an integrated approach to the countryapos;s rural water supply issues, Government of Indiaapos;s (GoIapos;s) National Rural Drinking Water Program (NRDWP) focusses on the key aspects of source and system sustainability. ... See More +

Water ; Sanitation Discussion Paper 77837 FEB 15, 2013

Kacker, Suneetha Dasappa

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
What influences open defecation and latrine ownership in rural households? : findings from a global review (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90044 UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program
Validity of rapid measures of hand washing behavior : an analysis of data from multiple impact evaluations in the global scaling up hand washing project (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90744 UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program
Analysis of hand washing behaviors measured in baseline impact evaluation surveys : findings from Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90745 UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program
The hydropower sustainability assessment protocol for use by World Bank clients : lessons learned and recommendations (English)
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JUN 30, 2014 89147 Working Paper
Environmental health costs in Colombia : the changes from 2002 to 2010 (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 92956 Working Paper
Framework for conducting benefit-cost analyses of investments in hydro-meteorological systems (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 92958 Working Paper
Developing a program for contaminated site management in low and middle income countries (English)
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MAY 08, 2014 88070 Working Paper
Applying results-based financing in water investments (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 89326 Working Paper
Strengthening the financial system for water in Mexico : from a conceptual framework to the formulation of pilot initiatives (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2014 89153 UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program Spanish
Strengthening the financial system for water in Mexico : from a conceptual framework to the formulation of pilot initiatives : Fortalecimiento del sistema financiero del agua en Mexico : del marco conceptual a las iniciativas piloto (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2014 89153 UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program English
Restoring the coastal environment in Cartagena, Colombia (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 86305 Working Paper Spanish
Restoring the coastal environment in Cartagena, Colombia : Restauracion del ambiente costero de Cartagena, Colombia (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 86305 Working Paper English
Private sector participation in the Ugandan water sector : a review of ten years of private management of small town water systems - sustainable services through domestic private sector participation (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 85196 UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program
Downstream impacts of water pollution in the upper citarum river, West Java, Indonesia : economic assessment of interventions to improve water quality (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 85194 UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program
Climate change impacts on water resources management : adaptation challenges and opportunities in Northeast Brazil (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 79528 Working Paper
The water portfolio of the World Bank : insights from a review of fiscal year 2011 (English)
See More +
JUN 14, 2013 79798 Working Paper
Review of community-managed decentralized wastewater treatment systems in Indonesia (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2013 85192 UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program
Economic impacts of inadequate sanitation in Pakistan (English)
See More +
MAY 28, 2013 77839 Water ; Sanitation Discussion Paper
Greenhouse gases from reservoirs caused by biochemical processes : interim technical note (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2013 77173 Working Paper
Engaging non-state providers in rural water supply services (English)
See More +
FEB 15, 2013 77837 Water ; Sanitation Discussion Paper