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Report

Nutrition-Sensitive Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene

This document summarizes evidence and guidance on project design and results framework indicators for nutrition-sensitive water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) operations and WASH components of other sector and subsector projects. The current body of evidence on the links between WASH and nutrition provides important clues as to what nutrition sensitive enhancements are needed to achieve greater impacts on early child nutrition and human capital.

Report

Mobilising Finance for WASH: Getting the Foundation Right

A substantial increase in sector financing is needed for governments to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6). Mobilizing finance to address the SDG 6.1 and 6.2 financing gap successfully and sustainably will require more than innovative or sophisticated financial vehicles and mechanisms. To move to scale, private and public investment hinges on core foundational issues being addressed in the water sector by service providers, governments, and other enabling environment stakeholders.

Training

GWSP Training: Financing the Water Sector

Financial viability of water service providers starts at the governance level. A well-governed and regulated water sector is the base for financially sustainable water utilities. When the right foundations are in place and when utilities are incentivized properly, they are encouraged to run their operations in a technical and financially sustainable manner. Therefore, technical, financial and regulatory aspects are interlinked.

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Integrating Green and Gray: Creating Next Generation Infrastructure

A new generation of infrastructure projects that harness the power of nature can help achieve development goals, including water security and climate resilience. In this report from the World Bank and World Resources Institute, both organizations are calling for green infrastructure, such as mangroves and wetlands, to play a bigger role in traditional infrastructure planning. Integrating nature into mainstream infrastructure systems can produce lower cost and more resilient services.

Report

Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation

In the face of urbanization, alternative approaches are needed to deliver adequate and inclusive sanitation services across the full sanitation service chain. Container-based sanitation (CBS) consists of an end-to-end service—that is, one provided along the whole sanitation service chain—that collects excreta hygienically from toilets designed with sealable, removable containers and strives to ensure that the excreta is safely treated, disposed of, and reused.

Case Studies

Case Study of Water Revolving Fund in the Philippines

The Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) was set up in 2008 to provide loans to water service providers to finance local water and wastewater projects. Loan repayments made into the fund are revolved to finance other projects. 

This case study of the PWRF is part of a series prepared by the World Bank’s Water Global Practice to highlight existing blended finance experiences in the water sector.

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