Meeting Development Goals in Small Urban Centres: Water and Sanitation in World's Cities 2006

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Drawing on extensive unpublished research and commissioned papers from experts involved in designing and implementing innovative projects around the world, this is the first major study of the problems facing the smaller urban centres that are recognized to be of enormous importance by governments, international agencies, NGOs and service providers. Tackling these problems is a crucial part of development and of good governance, and critical to meeting the Millennium Development Goals. The volume will be essential reading for all professionals and researchers in the relevant fields and a valuable resource for teachers and students of urban development.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'I trust that this publication will help to bring a renewed awareness on the needs of small urban centres and their role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.'
Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations, and Executive Director, UN-HABITAT

'A young girl's dream in urban slums or rural areas is to marry into a household with a latrine.'
A young mother from an Indian Slum, heard at the Unheard Voices of Women event at the 12th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, New York

'Lack of access to water for meeting basic needs such as health, hygiene and food security undermines development and inflicts enormous hardship on more than a billion members of the human family.'
Kofi Annan, Secretary General, United Nations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844073047
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Authored by David Satterthwaite and Gordon McGranahan at IIED on behalf of UN-HABITAT, the UN programme responsible for cities and settlements, the world's leading research organization in the field.
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Table of Contents

1 Meeting water and sanitation needs in small urban centres 1
2 Small urban centres and large villages : the habitat of much of the world's low-income population? 11
3 Deficiencies in provision for water and sanitation in small urban centres 35
4 Addressing needs : how to attain the MDG targets in each locality 51
5 Information for action and indicators for monitoring provision 95
6 Key challenges to meeting needs in small urban centres 133
7 Finance for water and sanitation in small urban centres 159
8 Integrated water resources management and the provision of water supply and sanitation in small urban centres 225
9 The needed pro-poor governance framework in small urban centres 245
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