Water

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...


Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA): Interconnecting, integrating and transforming a continent

Executive Summary - 2012

The 12th Assembly of Heads of State and Government adopted Declaration Assembly/AU/Decl.1 (XII) requesting that the African Union Commission (AUC) establish the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). PIDA was officially launched...


Water-Speading Wiers for the Development of Degraded Dry River Valleys - Experience from the Sahel

Report - 2012

The present study is an outcome of a joint KfW and GIZ initiative that has been implemented on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development /(BMZ). Its purpose is to describe the new approach involving the...


The future of water in African Cities

Report - 2012

The objective of this study is to present the results of a comparative analysis of urban water management for 31 cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.


The Africa Competitiveness Report 2011

Report - 2011

The Africa Competitiveness Report 2011, the third report jointly published by World Bank organizations, comes out at a time when Africa’s recovery from the global economic crisis has been faster than it has in many other parts of the world. The...


Toward a Joint Management of Transboundary Aquifer Systems

Study/Research - 2011

Today, over 270 transboundary aquifer systems have been identified worldwide,[ 1 ] but very few are the target of projects aiming at a better mutual management or, where this question is raised, only cover certain aspects. For instance,...


African Development Indicators-2011

Research - 2011

This year’s Africa Development Indicators, which covers some 1,700 macroeconomic, sectoral, and human development indicators dating to the 1960s, comes at a critical time for Sub-Saharan Africa’s 48 countries and 841 million people. Since...


Sharing the water, sharing the benefits: Lessons from six large dams in West Africa

Research paper - 2011

Case Study of Six Large Dams in West Africa


Infrastructure for Economic Development and Poverty Reduction

Report - 2011

This report evaluates the role of infrastructure in promoting economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa


L’accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement pour les populations en situation de crise : comment passer de l’urgence à la reconstruction et au développement ?

Study/Research - 2011

Face au constat du manque de capitalisation de l’expérience des humanitaires, ce rapport a pour objectif de contribuer à la réflexion sur les stratégies et les pratiques à adopter afin d’améliorer l’efficacité des interventions WaSH (en anglais :...


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