Most businesses will find it difficult to manage all of their water risks alone. Given the complexity of the issues and the political and social importance of water, engagement with civil society, other companies and the public sector is necessary. This report briefly outlines the nature of the global corporate risk around water and highlights ways in which business can better manage this growing risk. The report focuses on water scarcity as the major global issue affecting business, but similar issues often arise where water quality presents risks to companies.
A Market-Based Approach to Capacity Development: How Uganda’s Local Governments are Breaking New Ground
For many developing countries, capacity development means donor-sponsored training programs and outside experts. But a noteworthy example in Uganda shows that capacity development may work better and be more sustainable when local market forces are unleashed to provide for local capacity needs.
This document provides policymakers, managers, and planning and evaluation staff with ideas about participatory processes and indicators that can be used to involve community members and others in program evaluation. Drawing upon experience gained during the past fifteen years in more than twenty countries, the volume is structured around a framework of key indicators that can be measured to determine progress toward the objectives of sustainability, effective use, and replicability in water and sanitation programs. The methodology is relevant to other sectors, as well.
Enhancing Benefits to Communities from Extractive Industry by Dafna Tapiero, was presented during the Extractive Industry Week - Improving Extractive Industries Benefits for the Poor (March 3-5, 2009).
These guidelines have been developed in order to help Bank task team leaders and their client country counterparts design and support effective microfinance within povertyfocused or multi-sectoral projects such as social funds.
The primary objective of the rankings is to recognize some of the leading public policy think tanks in the world and highlight the important contributions these organizations are making to governments and civil societies around the world.
Talking the Walk takes a highly practical look at the realities of communicating in and about partnership. Combining a series of tools, case studies reflecting the experience of a range of practitioners in the field, and original thought pieces, it is designed to anticipate the communication challenges faced by partnership practitioners and build the skills to meet these challenges.
In response to the growing demand for evidence of how social fund ( and other CDD) projects achieve significant and measurable imporvement in peoples ; lives , this toolkit aims to increase the number, expand the topical coverage and improve the quality of social fundand other CDD projects, as distinct from evaluation practiioners, the tool kit first defines impact evaluation and introduces related concepts and methodologies and then guids this audience through the process of planning, designing and implementing an impact evaluation.
This tool allows you to better understand potential social return on investment based on data collected from numerous organizations in the field.
The 100-page publication contains 28 tools and numerous group exercises to help CSOs understand key policy terms, accompany and influence the policy making process, and track budgets through such instruments as the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). The toolkit also examines the role IFIs such as the World Bank and IMF have in influencing and financing national policies, and how CSOs can monitor their work in this area.