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Water Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

A Multi-level Approach

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Published on November 21, 2012

Also available in: Spanish

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This report addresses multilevel governance challenges in water policy in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) and identifies good practices for co-ordinating water across ministries, between levels of government, and across local and regional actors.  Based on the OECD Multilevel Governance Framework and a survey on water governance, the report i) maps the allocation of roles and responsibilities in 13 LAC countries’ water policy at central government and sub-national level; ii) identifies the main coordination “gaps” in terms of territorial and institutional fragmentation, funding mismatch, information asymmetry, accountability, objectives and capacity, and iii) provides a range of mechanisms to improve water governance at all levels and foster capacity-building.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
A multi-level governance approach to address complexity in the water sector
Mapping institutional roles and responsibilities
Multi-level governance challenges in the LAC water sector
Multi-level co-ordination instruments for water policy making
Country profiles
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