Water

JICA's World Magazine

Magazine - 2013

This is an age of dramatic and exciting change for Africa, with a population boom underway and many countries experiencing rapid economic growth. The years of stagnation and decline are a thing of the past, and a youthful and vibrant new Africa is...


The African Infrastructure Development Index

Report - 2013

Infrastructure development is a key driver for progress across the African continent and a critical enabler for productivity and sustainable economic growth. it contributes significantly to human development, poverty reduction and the attainment of...


State of Infrastructure in East Africa

Report - 2013

This report provides an update of infrastructure situation in East Africa and covers infrastructure indicators in energy, water, transport and ICT


Needs Assessment for Risk Mitigation in Africa

Study - 2013

The objective of this study was to generate a ‘map’ of the needs of investors into North-Africa for guarantees and other risk mitigation instruments, and more generally into the Continent as a whole,  over the next three years. This...


Pricing Water Resources to Finance their Sustainable Management – A Think-Piece for the EUWI Finance Working Group

Report - 2012

This document was written to spark discussion amongst water policy-makers, water managers and water experts in development organizations - about the options regarding water pricing as a means for sustainably financing water facilities.


2011 ICA Annual Report & Annual Report Overview

Report - 2012

The Annual Report analyses the external financial commitments/investments and disbursement to infrastructure in Africa for the year 2011. The report also presents a sectoral and regional distribution of commitments/investments for the same year. In...


The Water Security Nexus - Challenges and Opportunities for Development Cooperation

Report - 2012

Is water the ‘gold of the 21st century,’ potentially triggering ‘water wars’ between countries sharing the precious resource? Such scenarios proliferated in the 1990s, but today a different paradigm is taking root. Politicians are beginning to...


Infrastructure Policy - Basic Design Options

Report - 2012

The paper lays out basic design options for infrastructure policy. It first sketches mechanisms to asses demand. Then it sets out a hierarchy of issues starting with choice of market structure followed by conduct regulation.


Development Finance Institutions and Infrastructure: A Systematic Review of Review of Evidence for Development Additionality

Report - 2012

Commissioned by the Private Infrastructure Development Group, this study offers a review of the question,  What is the evidence of the impact of Development Finance Institution support (including PIDG support) for private partnership in...


Financing Development - Responsibility for Sustainable Development

Article - 2012

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development – also known as the Earth Summit – was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. It was a turning point in international affairs because the international community officially subscribed to the...


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