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The current impact evaluation found evidence of a large increase in the use of improved water sources and in the ownership and use of latrines. Much of the increase can be attributed to an innovative approach to sanitation.
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The risk of vanishing effects: Impact evaluation of drinking water supply and sanitation programmes in rural Benin
The report concludes that Benin is on its way to achieving its targets on improved water sources, but safe drinking water is still not secured. Furthermore, water facilities are not always being constructed where they are needed most.
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This evaluation study is intended to provide ex-post assessment of three water supply projects which were implemented by KOICA in Kenya from 2007-2010 and aims at analysing actual project outcomes and effects.
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The evaluation noted that the choice of sectors was strategically consistent with beneficiaries’ needs. Actions targeted municipalities where the scarcity of infrastructure, or its poor condition, was a major impediment to economic development.
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Agricultural water management projects present particular challenges and therefore require very careful planning, design, and execution to avoid failures or leave the beneficiaries worse off.
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Despite improved access, much remains to be done in the water sector. The comprehensive assessment of the World Bank portfolio in the sector clearly points to major challenges that would have to be mastered in the future.
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This special evaluation study presents an independent evaluation of the implementation of Asian Development Bank's first three financing partnership facilities in the areas of water, regional cooperation and integration, and clean energy.
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The Harbin Water Supply Project was envisaged to supply clean water to urban Harbin from a reservoir on the Lalin River as a viable alternative to the traditional but polluted water source, the Songhua Reiver.
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The Tianjin Wastewater Treatment and Water Resources Protection Project aimed to improve the urban environment by reducing environmental contamination thruogh improved wastewater management, and the quality of raw water supply in Tianjin.
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When the water policy of the Asian Development Bank was approved in 2001, water was widely viewed as one of the greatest global challenges. The challenge was accentuated by, among others, population growth, urbanization, and changes in climatic patterns.