This Resource Center curates the growing number of publications and resources that highlight the effectiveness of small water enterprises. This is a step toward building a community of practice that harnesses the know-how, market knowledge, and resources needed to improve and scale small water enterprises globally. We value the sharing of information, and invite you to e-mail us with any materials you believe will be helpful to others.
Increasing Private Capital Investment into Energy Access: The Case for Mini-grid Pooling Facilities
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Minigrids are an environmentally friendly way to provide electricity to communities that previously had none. However, there are a number of complex risks that investors need to overcome to sustainably develop minigrids and help communities increase productivty and improve health.
TrackFin Initiative: Tracking Financing to Drinking Water- Sanitation and Hygiene.
UN Water; WHO
TrackFin Initiative tests a globally accepted method to track financing for the WASH sector at a national level. Initial findings have revealed that no such system exists outside this group, and that countries are interested in tracking the finances of this sector.
Benefits and Costs of the Water Sanitation and Hygiene Targets for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Copenhagen Consensus Center
The benefit-cost ratio for basic water supply varies across regions, with global ratios of 3.4 in urban areas and 6.8 in rural areas. Ratios are in general higher for poorer populations. The economic value is due to saved access time, health care, health-related productivity and averted mortality.
Benin – Innovative Public Private Partnerships for Rural Water Services Sustainability: A Case Study
Sylvain Adokpo Migan with Tremolet Consulting
Water and Sanitation Program; International Finance Corporation; World Bank Group
Benin developed an arrangement for service provision that can move rural water supply along the path towards sustainability. This case study provides evidence of the possibilities for attracting private sector engagement in piped rural water systems, and identifies sustainability challenges.