Addressing the Inequalities in Water and Sanitation Services through a Human Rights Approach (IADB-RG-T3549)

Regions
  • Latin America and Caribbean
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
C
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Voting Date
Nov 13, 2019
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Borrower
Regional
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Sectors
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.48 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.48 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Nov 25, 2019


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Project Description

The objective of this TC is to advance the human rights to water and sanitation agenda, with a focus on decreasing inequalities in access to water and sanitation services in Latin America and the Caribbean to the most vulnerable populations. The work done with funding of the TC RG-T2642 had a focus on elaborating manuals to clarify the HRWS approach to those governments that have endorsed it in their normative and want to advance it as part of their responsibilities towards the new 2030 agenda. With these manuals finalized and with funding from this TC and as a continuation of the work started with the RG-T2642 (which finalizes on 2019), the Bank will provide concrete and guidelines in selected key issues that help advance some of the criteria and principles of the HRWS approach, facilitating its implementation. For doing so, the Bank will develop a mix of case studies and pilots which will result on guidelines for each of the key specific issues selected.

Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Multidonor AquaFund

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