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Citizen Report Cards – a tool through which citizens can credibly and collectively “signal” to water sector agencies/utilities their views and pressure for improved institutional performance

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The Citizen Report Card (CRC) is a simple but powerful tool to provide public agencies with systematic feedback from users of public services, including water supply and sanitation (WSS) services. By collecting feedback on the quality and adequacy of public services from actual users, the CRC provides a rigorous basis and a proactive agenda for communities, civil society organization or local governments to engage in a dialogue with service providers to improve the delivery of public services.

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Promoting integrity in the water sector worldwide: Water Integrity Network

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The Water Integrity Network (WIN) was formed in 2006 to respond to increasing concerns among water and anti-corruption stakeholders over corruption in the water sector. It combines global advocacy, regional networks and local action, to promote increased transparency and integrity, bringing together partners and members from the public and private sectors, civil society and academia, to drive change that will improve the lives of people who need it most.

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ASHWAS – a Survey of Household Water and Sanitation in India

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ASHWAS is a participatory survey conducted by Arghyam – an Indian charity organisation- with the support of partner NGOs to ascertain the status of domestic water and sanitation in rural Karnataka from a citizen perspective. The aim of the survey is to  create awareness on water and sanitation issues and introduce a participatory approach to deal with these issues. The survey covered 17,200 households in 172 gram panchayats (GPs) across 28 districts of the State during 2008-09. In addition, separate information was collected from gram panchyat officials and village elders.

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Cellule de Conseil et d’Appui à la Gestion (CCAG) des réseaux d’Approvisionnement en Eau Potable – Moundou (Tchad)

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La CCAG Moundou est une cellule créée en 2005 par l’Etat tchadien pour s’occuper de l’appui/conseil et de la gestion des AEP. Cette création trouve son origine dans le projet de gestion et de réhabilitation des systèmes d’eau potable, financé par l’Agence Française de Développement dans le sud du Tchad. Ce projet a pris fin en 2007, mais un post-projet (2008-2009) a permis d’accompagner la CCAG Moundou pendant une année supplémentaire.

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MASS MEDIA AS A TOOL OF SOLVING WASH CHALLENGES OF THE URBAN AND RURAL POOR

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The crisis of lack of access to Water and Sanitation services, affects the poor most. Poor people residing in rural areas and especially in urban slums do not have access and public and private servie providers do not have plans to deliver services to poor areas.

Policy makers are seldom aware of the challenges being faced by the poor in accessing services, mainly because the voices of the poor are rarely heard in debates on problems and solutions on water issues.

To address this problem, WASH Journalists in the West Africa region where about 300million people lack access to WASH services, formed a regional network with the strategic objective of amplifying the voices of poor people on WASH issues and increase visibility of lack of access of the region’s poor to water and sanitation services, and generate discussions on practical, low cost, and people centred programmes to resolve this challenge.

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Publish What You Pay for Water! An innovative approach to water transparency in Togo

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Natural resources constitute a key asset in the development of many countries, especially in Africa. The concept of “resource curse” stigmatizes a paradoxical impoverishment of countries where natural resources abound. Oil, uranium and gold are among natural resources the exploitation of which is more and more under scrutiny. However more attention should be paid to water governance transparency: more than any other natural resources water constitutes a key condition for development and may constitute a major source of conflicts.

In Togo, a unique opportunity was given by the Government to start a dialogue on water governance with civil society. For the first time, a State participating in the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) has listed water among natural resources under economic transparency. Together with the adoption of a Water Code, such an initiative constituted a major step towards good water governance.

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Implementation of the cost recovery principle in Belgium

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The Water Framework Directive transposition into national laws often resulted in far-reaching reforms of the water management sector.

It has been the case in Belgium, where a new pricing system has been put in place since 2001. It strictly applies the cost-recovery principle in order to ensure a more efficient use of water and an appropriate contribution of all sectors (households, industry, agriculture) to the financing of water services).

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Making governance work for the poor

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Project was initiated by Freshwater Action Network and WaterAid in response to a UK Government DFID policy paper “Making governance work for the poor” which highlighted the relationship between governance and poverty and outlines a framework for improving governance and created a fund to support the work in 2006. 

FAN members and WaterAid partners were asked to submit local and national level activities to a joint funding bid under the DFID ‘Governance and Transparency Fund’ programme. 

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: The AquaFund, administered by the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB)

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The AquaFund provides grants that contribute to the achievement of the water-related Millennium Development Goals and the targets established under the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Water and Sanitation Initiative. It facilitates investment in the areas of water supply and sanitation, water resources management, and wastewater treatment,  It prioritizes working in alliance with local authorities and operators by providing support for both Institutional Strengthening and Project Preparation.

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Promoting Rights Based Approaches for realising peoples rights to water and sanitation

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Freshwater Action Network (FAN Global) is a major network of Southern civil society organizations implementing and influencing water and sanitation policy and practice, linking the environmental and developmental agenda and promoting the human right to water and sanitation for present and future generations.  We are a consortium of CSO networks in Latin America, Africa and South Asia.

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