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Financing for Water: Technological Innovations in Water Resource Management

This summary paper looks at some of the most promising technological innovations in water resource management, to provide context for explanations of anticipated financial flows. It forms the second part of a four-part series of summary papers based on research, commissioned through ICED, on innovative financing approaches to mobilise public and private financing for freshwater […]

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Financing for Water: Funding Innovations in Water Resource Management

This summary paper looks at various funding innovations in water resource management. It forms the third part of a four-part series of summary papers based on research, commissioned through ICED, on innovative financing approaches to mobilise public and private financing for freshwater management.

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Financing for Water: Financially Sustainable Interventions in Water Resource Management

This summary paper looks at financially sustainable interventions in water resource management. It forms the final part of a four-part series of summary papers based on research, commissioned through the ICED Facility, on innovative financing approaches to mobilise public and private financing for freshwater management.

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Revealing and strengthening the links between WASH, productivity, and well-being for informal vendors in South Africa and Kenya

(Note: A report on from the validation of findings workshop from this study can be viewed here.) Background Limited Recognition of Workplace Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for Informal Labourers Past WASH research typically focuses on residents’ access, including yard taps or public toilets, but these studies usually overlook the vital need for WASH in […]

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Surplus power generation capacity in sub-Saharan Africa

For many years it has been a given that countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have needed more power generation capacity. A key focus for donors and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) has been to promote interventions designed to create an enabling environment in which the required investments in generation are possible. In many cases this has […]

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ICED Closure Event: Summary Proceedings

As the ICED Facility draws to a close on 31 July 2019, the ICED Facility co-hosted a closure event with DFID on 17 July, which convened key stakeholders including DFID and ICED Facility management and technical teams and clients to discuss the Facility’s outcomes, and key lessons learnt from its operation between 2016-2019. This document […]

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A Whole System Approach: a guide for advisers engaging in the energy sector in developing countries

The Whole System Approach tool (WSAT) has been prepared by the Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED) Facility for the Growth and Resilience Department (GRD) of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). WSAT is a tool to help advisers to analyse and understand the range of issues within the energy (and associated) sectors, to […]

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Water for Economic Development: Evidence and Programming Entry Points

This briefing note provides an overview of the potential opportunities for integrating water considerations into infrastructure and wider economic development programming. The brief explains the underlying theories of change that link water to economic growth, and provides examples of how water might be included in donor programmes. It also sets out practical considerations for design, […]

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Opportunities to Support and Increase Regional Power Trading in Southern Africa

The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) is the most mature of the power pools established in Africa. SAPP was established in 1995 and, while progress has been gradual, SAPP does act as a platform for electricity trading across the region. This includes a competitive day-ahead market. None of the other power pools has a relatively, […]

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Uganda Construction Capacity Preliminary Assessment: Key Findings & Recommendations

In January 2018, the ICED Facility undertook a preliminary assessment of the construction industry in Uganda using the Construction Capacity Framework (CCF) as a means to structure their assessment and reporting. This report summarises the key findings and initial recommendations for the Ugandan construction industry, identifying potential areas for investment in strengthening the industry and […]

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