Closing gaps and financing taps: The next step for rural water supply

Kristoffer Welsien, Gabriel Lwakabare |

In Central Asia, government agencies and water utilities are faced with aging infrastructure, inefficiencies, and poor performance, and have thus embarked upon critical sector reforms to address…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Co-authored with Mik Schulte Teachers standing by a water pump outside a school in rural Tanzania.  I recently spent some time traveling around rural Tanzania, trying to better understand the way…

Jacqueline Tront |

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كطالب جامعي في كمبالا، كان رأسي مليئا بالأفكار حول كيفية كسب العيش بعد انتهاء دراستي. في ذلك الوقت كان ريتش داد بور داد (أب غني أب فقير) لا يزال…

دانيال ديبا |

As an undergraduate student in Kampala, my head was full of thoughts about how I was going to make a living after my studies. Back then Rich Dad Poor Dad was still a best-seller, and I thought to…

Daniel Ddiba |

Тоготой – маленькое горное село на юге Кыргызской Республики. В прошлом месяце мы с несколькими коллегами побывали там для участия в церемонии открытия новой системы водоснабжения. Г-н Аскаров,…

Bolormaa Amgaabazar |

Togotoi is a small mountainous village in the south of the Kyrgyz Republic. Last month, some colleagues and I traveled there to participate in a ceremony to mark the opening of a newly-built water…

Bolormaa Amgaabazar |

When it comes to economic success, Tanzania offers a model for the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa. Growth has averaged 6.5 percent per year over the past decade, and between 2007 and 2012 nearly a…

George Joseph, Sophie Ayling, Martin Craig Hall |

Tanzania is not a country one would ordinarily expect to find in the ranks of the water- stressed. It hosts, or shares, at least eleven freshwater lakes, and is home to countless rivers, including…

Bella Bird |

“What’s wrong with this picture?” Louisa Gosling of WaterAid asked the participants at her training on Disability-inclusive Water Operations at the World Bank Water Week in March 2017. She pointed…

Kamila Anna Galeza, Deepti Samant Raja |