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  • Improving Water Supply and Sanitation Services for the Urban Poor

    Thursday, August 20th, 2009

    I’ve discussed in the past here on The Temas Blog some of the challenges Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) faces in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water supply and sanitation (here, here, here and here), particularly in providing these services to the region’s poor. The Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP), a multi-donor […]

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    Improving Water and Sanitation Services in Greater Managua / Mejorando servicios de agua y saneamiento en el área metropolitana de Managua

    Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

    From the World Bank: US$40 Million to Improve Water and Sanitation Services Project benefits low-income population in Managua The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved yesterday a US$20 million grant and a US$20 million credit to the Nicaraguan government. The funds will be used to increase access to reliable water and sanitation services for the […]

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    Further IDB Support for Peru’s “Water for All” Program / Mas Apoyo del BID para el Programa Peruano “Agua para Todos”

    Monday, November 24th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB supports the second phase of Peru’s water and sanitation reform program US$130 million policy-based loan linked to measures that will expand water and sanitation coverage in low-income communities The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$130 million policy-based credit to the Peruvian Government, as part of an […]

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    Loan to Expand/Upgrade Uruguay’s Water and Sanitation Services / Préstamo para ampliar/mejorar servicios de agua y saneamiento

    Thursday, June 28th, 2007

    From the World Bank: Uruguay: World Bank Approves US$50 Million to Expand and Upgrade Water and Sanitation Services The World Bank today approved a US$50 million loan to help Uruguay expand water and sanitation services to reach more residents in the country’s smaller towns and cities as well as improve the efficiency and sustainability of […]

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    World Bank Approves US$30 Million for Water & Sanitation in Honduras / Banco Mundial aprueba US$39 millones para agua y saneamiento

    Monday, June 25th, 2007

    The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved a US$30 million zero-interest credit to Honduras to improve water and sanitation services from the Bank’s special arm for the poorest countries, the International Development Association (IDA). The project will assist the Government of Honduras in implementing a strategic plan for the modernization of the sector through activities […]

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    The Dark Side of Scrap

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

    Not too long ago I noted how it’s become a big business in Jamaica to take metal scrap — including robbing it from working stock — and exporting it to China and other Asian markets. I knew at the time that this was by no means unique to Jamaica, but couldn’t point to any open […]

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    Brazil’s New Sanitation Law

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

    After Over 20 Years of Arguing, Better Than Nothing? On 05 January Brazil finally, after over two decades of debate, adopted a framework law on basic sanitation. Ironically, the law signed by President Lula is not radically different from one vetoed by his predecessor, Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC), on the same day (05 January) 12 […]

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    IBD to Help Rio Improve Its Water and Sanitation Services

    Thursday, January 18th, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB Technical Cooperation will Support Program to Improve Efficiency of Rio de Janeiro State Water and Sewerage Company US$960,000 grant from the Japanese Trust Fund for Consultancy Services The Inter-American Development Bank announced today the approval of a US$960,000 grant to Rio de Janeiro’s State Water and Sewerage Company […]

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