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Cooperating on water

Cooperating on waterPublisher: Global Water Partnership
Number of pages: 40
ISBN: 798 - 91 – 85321 –94 - 0

One of the most pressing issues of our time and for the future is how we manage the world’s water resources.

Water does not flow according to the boundaries created by nations, regions and communities. Moreover, water is a finite resource; what we have now is all we’ll ever have. And for the first time in history, global demand is beginning to outstrip supply.

This means that water is a resource that has to be shared. To do that requires cooperation. Cooperation can both prevent and solve problems.

Progress for Children: Beyond Averages – Learning from the MDGs (No. 11)

Progress for ChildrenAuthor: UNICEF
Price: Free
No. of pages: 68
Publication date: June 2015
Publisher: UNICEF ISBN: 978-92-806-4806-5

This eleventh edition of Progress for Children is UNICEF’s final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It presents latest data that show while the MDGs helped drive tremendous advances in the lives of the world’s children, development efforts in the past 15 years failed to reach millions of the most disadvantaged. The report spotlights where the international community must now focus attention and action to reach the most vulnerable children and achieve sustainable growth

Goal 16 –The Indicators We Want

Goal 16 –The Indicators We WantVirtual Network Sourcebook on Measuring Peace, Justice and Effective Institutions This report is the outcome of a discussion among many experts, who were actively engaged in the design of sound indicators for measuring Goal 16, as an input to the work of the United Nations Statistical Commission’s InterAgency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDG) and the Praia Group on Governance Statistics. It is also meant to provide inspiration and guidance for the development of Goal 16 indicators at the regional and national levels.

The Virtual Network for the Development of Indicators for Goal 16 brought together governance experts, development practitioners, statisticians, UN agencies and civil society organizations to advice on the best possible set of indicators for measuring progress on goal 16 in the Post-2015 development framework.

‘Norms, Knowledge and Usage’, Frontiers of CLTS: Innovations and Insights

Norms, Knowledge and Usage’, Frontiers of CLTS:
Innovations and InsightsIssue 7, Brighton: IDS.

Chambers, R. and Myers, J. (2016)

The partial or total non-use of toilets, with some or all in a household defecating in the open, is a growing concern. Although all households may have a toilet, communities cannot remain open defecation free unless they are always used by everyone.

This is not just an issue of maintenance and accessibility but also of social norms, mind-sets, and cultural preferences. The problem is widespread but most evident in India.

MDG Progress Reports - Africa

MDG Progress Reports - AfricaAssessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals

Having made encouraging progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), African countries have the opportunity to use the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals to tackle remaining challenges and achieve a development breakthrough, according to the 2015 Africa MDG report.

Leadership, innovation and targeted investments in a number of social sectors have led to transformative interventions and in many cases revolutionized people’s lives.




Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2