Understanding the new rurality in Latin America: how can we respond to it in the water sector?

As development practitioners, a common mistake we may fall into is devising well-19671269380_d45f377096_ointentioned solutions based on an “outdated” understanding of the country or sectoral context.

In the previous blog, we discussed the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector challenges which are persistently looming over rural areas in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).  In this piece, we continue to sketch the “new rurality” by considering new trends and developments witnessed which are altering the rural landscape—and which may require new or revised sector reforms to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6.

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eC2: Zambia Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Sector Diagnostic

Deadline: 28-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The assignment involves carrying out a technical and institutional analysis of Zambia’s flagship WSS sector programs i.e. the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program (NRWSSP) and National Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Program (NUWSSP). The objective is to identify opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness and outcomes of both programs, and to inform government strategies in the WSS sub-sector. The analysis will focus on five key areas: (i) strategic relevance and technical soundness of both programs, including issues such as rural-urban linkages, inclusion, health and nutrition; (ii) institutional arrangements and sustainability; (iii) expenditure framework for both programs, including sources of financing and opportunities for cost efficiency; (iv) program results framework and M&E capacity; and (v) economic and fiscal analysis of the programs, including an assessment of the hidden fiscal burden Zambia’s underperforming commercial utilities.

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eC2:Water Utility Prefeasibility Study for Private and Public Debt Financing to Enhance the WSS Service Delivery in the Urban Area of Tegucigalpa

Deadline: 08-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

Design a business plan (BP) based on existing information on the SANAA, which will need to be validated to build an interactive financial model (FM) that will guide UMAPS in decision making with respect to the operation, maintenance and investments that will improve the quality of water and sanitation services as well as achieve financial and environmental sustainability.

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How to provide sustainable water supply and sanitation to Indigenous Peoples

World Bank Water Blog: Submitted by Clementine Marie Stip  On Mon, 11/28/2016indigenous_lac_blog-water

Extending the human right of access to water supply and sanitation (WSS) services to Indigenous Peoples represents the final step for many countries to reach universal coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). As the 7th Rural Water Supply Network Forum is underway in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, we must remind ourselves what “inclusion” means in the WSS sector. Poverty levels among Indigenous Peoples are more than twice those found among other Latin Americans, and they are 10 to 25 percent less likely to have access to piped water and 26 percent less likely to have access to improved sanitation.

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