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Aid effectiveness in the water and sanitation sector : policies, practices and perspectives

This paper examines the aid effectiveness agenda and reviews its implementation at international and various regional and county levels. The paper begins with a brief historical snapshot of the beginnings of the aid effectiveness agenda and how it had evolved over the years. It is followed by a discussion of the main mechanisms that deliver aid and how aid effectiveness had been put in practice in the water and sanitation sector. Highlighting the obstacles faced by the sector in making aid more effective, as well as on-going initiatives in rescuing the developmental potential of aid effectiveness, in this TOP, the writers offer a preliminary insight into how the contours of the aid effectiveness agenda may be redefined to better suit the developmental needs of countries. [authors abstract]

TitleAid effectiveness in the water and sanitation sector : policies, practices and perspectives
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsVerhoeven, J., Uytewaal, E., De la Harpe, J., IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, The Hague, NL
Secondary TitleThematic overview paper / IRC
Volume26
Pagination83 p.; 6 fig.; 2 boxes
Date Published2011-12-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, access to water, drinking water, policies, sanitation
Abstract

This paper examines the aid effectiveness agenda and reviews its implementation at international and various regional and county levels. The paper begins with a brief historical snapshot of the beginnings of the aid effectiveness agenda and how it had evolved over the years. It is followed by a discussion of the main mechanisms that deliver aid and how aid effectiveness had been put in practice in the water and sanitation sector. Highlighting the obstacles faced by the sector in making aid more effective, as well as on-going initiatives in rescuing the developmental potential of aid effectiveness, in this TOP, the writers offer a preliminary insight into how the contours of the aid effectiveness agenda may be redefined to better suit the developmental needs of countries. [authors abstract]

Notes

With bibliography on p. 53 - 80 and a list of relevant sites on p. 81 - 83.

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