The 100 Million (100M) Initiative aims to enable results-based funding for safe water services provision for 100 million rural people in low and middle-income countries by 2030. It plans to do so by undertaking a global diagnostic of rural water service providers and establishing a Reference Group of rural service providers to undertake modelling and to pilot at scale, in order to inform a strategy to provide sustainable water services to 100 million rural people through results-based funding by 2030.
The presentation is from a March 2021 meeting in which the REACH and RWSN team presented the 100 Million Initiative, introduced the work of the Uptime Consortium demonstrating the potential of results-based funding for rural water service provision, and outlined our plans for this study. | »
Welcome to the second edition of Rural Water, the RWSN Directory of rural water supply services, tariffs, management models and lifecycle costs, and the first edition of the RWSN Blue Pages (in English and French).
This year we have updated and expanded Rural Water and added:
- Special features from the RWSN Themes and projects.
- Blue Pages: a free listing service for any product or services directly related to rural water supply, plus paid advertising opportunities in the publication and the standalone version of the Blue Pages.
- Short entries from charities and NGOs who were able to provide a bit of data on how they operate or implement community-based projects.
- Country profiles for selected countries with some key data from the UNICEF-WHO Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP).
Bienvenue à la première édition des Pages Bleues du RWSN.
QUE SONT LES PAGES BLEUES DU RWSN ?
Les membres du RWSN nous ont répété maintes fois qu’il serait utile de savoir qui est actif dans le secteur de l'eau en milieu rural. Les Pages Bleues du RWSN visent à répertorier les fournisseurs de services d'approvisionnement en eau en milieu rural, qu'il s'agisse de vendeurs et de sociétés de services de forage, d'ingénierie ou de conseil. | »
This study responds to calls within GIZ to extend its considerable expertise in pro-poor regulation, which to date has largely centred on improving access to water services in urban low-income areas. Rights-based global commitments to addressing the persistent access gap between urban and rural areas have prompted a fresh look at the potential role of regulation. Guided by a review of the literature and expert insights, this study examines eight country case studies to explore the question of regulatory oversight for rural water supply services in the context of widely pledged universal service aspirations. Regulation is deliberately interpreted as a set of functions and competencies and a dynamic process involving providers and consumers as active participants. | »
From 6 to 26 April 2020, RWSN and the Water Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ran this e-discussion organised and moderated by Michael Fisher (UNC), Nikki Behnke (UNC), Sean Furey (RWSN) and Sandra Fürst (RWSN). The present document summarizes the contributions by 42 participants received during this e-discussion. Weekly summaries were prepared by Michael Fisher (UNC), Emma Kelly (UNC), and Abby McNaughton (UNC), and form the basis of this overall summary. | »