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Institutional Arrangements
A District Level Roadmap for Universal Access to Sustainable WASH Services

A District Level Roadmap for Universal Access to Sustainable WASH Services

Year of publication:
2017

This roadmap presents a framework of elements for WASH systems-building at district level, aiming to contribute to achieving universal access to sustained services. It is primarily aimed at professional staff of organizations supporting local government, who are well versed in sector context and processes, and governments involved in the district-wide approach, and other organisations engaged in facilitating WASH systems change and interested in applying these principles.

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Institutional Arrangements
A guide to strengthening the enabling environment for faecal sludge management

A guide to strengthening the enabling environment for faecal sludge management

Year of publication:
2017

This Guide presents an introduction to conceptualising and strengthening the enabling environment for faecal sludge management (FSM) services in low-income urban areas. It is based on WSUP’s experience working with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop market-based solutions for on-site sanitation services in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong (Bangladesh), Kisumu (Kenya) and Lusaka (Zambia).

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Institutional Arrangements
A User’s Guide to Poverty and Social Impact Analysis

A User’s Guide to Poverty and Social Impact Analysis

Year of publication:
2002

This is a user guide for carrying out Poverty and Social impact analysis (PSIA) of policy reforms relevant to all sectors, including WASH. It also elaborates on the broad range of analytical tools and techniques that can be used for PSIA. It is intended for practitioners undertaking PSIA in developing countries.

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Crosscutting Areas
Accelerating WASH Acceleration Tools

Accelerating WASH: Acceleration Tools

Year of publication:
2017

Acceleration-thinking is a method by Water Alliance International that aims toward the achievement of universal access to WASH by 2030. This set of tools for WASH sector development are aimed at sustaining WASH after the Alliance's programmes stop, and accelerating to be able to meet the needs of a growing population.

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Sector Financing
IRC-DWA Budget Note PDF Covershot

Briefing Note on budget tracking approaches in the WASH sector: methods, applicability and examples

Year of publication:
2012

In this note, budget tracking approaches and methods, and its applicability within the WASH sector are discussed, to offer insight into how and whether it can be applied within the Dutch Water Alliance's (DWA) programme. These may be relevant to other WASH Alliances or stakeholders.

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Sector Financing
Covershot of the UNICEF Public Expenditures Tools Guidance PDF

Choosing Public Expenditure Analytical Tools for Use in the WASH Sector

Year of publication:
2017

This Guideline provides an introduction to the most relevant expenditure analysis tools for the WASH sector – Public Expenditure Reviews, Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys, TrackFin WASH Accounts and Budget briefs.

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Capacity Development
Citizen Report Card Learning Toolkit

Citizen Report Card Learning Toolkit

Year of publication:
2006

This self-learning online course is provides basic knowledge and skills to implement Citizen Report Cards (CRCs). A CRC is a simple but powerful tool to provide public agencies with systematic feedback from users of public services. The target audience includes officers of local governments, civil society organizations, development agencies, and consortiums.

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Crosscutting Areas
Collecting the Drops A Water Sustainability Planner

Collecting the Drops: A Water Sustainability Planner

Year of publication:
2007

This tool has been developed to provide facility staff or operating division staff the tools and guidance to perform an assessment of their facility’s water use and the impacts on the local or regional water supply.

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Crosscutting Areas
Covershot of UKWIR's PDF on alleviating water poverty.

Defining Water Poverty and Evaluating Existing Information and Approaches to Reduce Water Poverty

Year of publication:
2020

This study provides practical insights and recommendations to water companies as well as for consumer bodies, regulators, policymakers, and the water industry more widely, aiming to enable the industry to take positive steps to address the challenge of water poverty. Chapter 6 in particular, "Approach Toolkit for Alleviating Poverity" while focusing on the UK water sector, could be useful in any part of the world.

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Capacity Development
Enabling Environment for WASH e-Learning Course

Enabling Environment for WASH e-Learning Course

Year of publication:
2016

This online course is intended to build the capacity of WASH professionals so they can support national governments in improving WASH service delivery. It presents existing approaches, processes, tools, resources, new thinking, and innovative mechanisms for strengthening the EE for WASH service delivery. The course course is open for self-enrollment and can be taken at the learner’s own pace.

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Capacity Development
Evolving Water Governance Practices

Evolving Water Governance Practices

Year of publication:
2018

This tool provides 50+ examples that document the implementation of the OECD Principles on Water Governance. The evolving practices provide lessons learnt at various levels (local, basin, national) as well as for policy frameworks, institutions and policy instruments, and could help with future implementation of the principles in interested cities, basins, regions and countries. It is aimed at policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders wanting to learn from each other and aims to help them identify pitfalls to avoid when designing and implementing water policies.

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Sector Financing
Financing for Water and Sanitation a Primer for Practitioners and Students in Developing Countries

Financing for Water and Sanitation: a Primer for Practitioners and Students in Developing Countries

Year of publication:
2011

This Primer offers a non-technical introduction to financing for water and sanitation in developing countries.

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Crosscutting Areas
Global Advocacy for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene A Resource Guide

Global Advocacy for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: A Resource Guide

Year of publication:
2015

This guide aims to serve as a tool for professionals, implementers, and advocates looking to pursue and promote WASH advocacy efforts. It provides a list of annotated resources that cover WASH and global advocacy, along with relevant organizations in the WASH advocacy field.

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Planning Monitoring and Review
Global Water Tool

Global Water Tool (GwT)

Year of publication:
2015

The Global Water Tool (GWT) is a free, publicly available resource for identifying corporate water risks and opportunities which provides easy access to and analysis of critical data. It supports companies operating in multiple countries in starting their water management journey and them build long-term water management strategies which minimize risk and build long-term resilience. The GWT includes a workbook (data input, inventory by site, key reporting indicators, metrics calculations), a mapping function to plot sites with datasets, and a Google Earth interface for spatial viewing.

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Capacity Development
Governance and Transparency Fund Capacity Needs Assessment Tool

Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) Capacity Needs Assessment Tool

Year of publication:
2012

This systematic Capacity Needs Analysis (CNA) tool can be used by civil society organizations and government partners to identify and support capacity needs to participate more effectively in evidence-based dialogue with decision-makers in the water and sanitation sector.

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Sector Financing
Covershot of World Bank PER Guidance Note PDF

GUIDANCE NOTE Public Expenditure Review from the Perspective of the Water and Sanitation Sector

Year of publication:
2012

The objective of this Guidance Note is to provide World Bank staff with a body of knowledge and good practice guidelines to help them evaluate the allocation of public resources to water and sanitation services in a consistent manner and to increase their knowledge of public expenditure issues in the sector.

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Institutional Arrangements
Guide to Public Participation under the Protocol on Water and Health

Guide to Public Participation under the Protocol on Water and Health

Year of publication:
2013

The aim of the Protocol on Water and Health is to improve access to drinking water and sanitation and to protect human health through better water management and protection of ecosystems. This Guide is designed especially for government officials and agencies who manage the process of public participation.

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Sector Policy/Strategy
Implementing the OECD Principles on Water Governance

Implementing the OECD Principles on Water Governance

Year of publication:
2018

This report takes stock of the OECD Water Governance Principles’ use and evolving practices, and provides an indicator framework building on lessons learned from their implementation in different countries and contexts. It is aimed at interested cities, basins, regions and countries wanting to strengthen their water policies.

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Crosscutting Areas
Inclusive WASH Equity and Inclusion Toolkit

Inclusive WASH: Equity and Inclusion Toolkit

Year of publication:
2013

This Toolkit compiles several tools into a 2-part manual that can be used to help make Aid Organizations’ WASH programmes more inclusive. The tools are a combination of newly developed, existing and revised methods; largely based on experiences in the countries where WaterAid works.

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Institutional Arrangements
Integrating Wash Interventions Across Sectors to Improve Health Outcomes

Integrating Wash Interventions Across Sectors to Improve Health Outcomes

Year of publication:
2013

This strategy brief focuses on ‘how to’ strengthen cross-sectoral approaches between health and its social, economic and environmental determinants in order to improve WASH. It was prepared for the Inter Ministerial Conference on “South-South Cooperation in Post ICDP and MDGs” held in Beijing in October, 2013.

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