The Right to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and the Human Rights Based Approach to Development
Belinda Calguas, WaterAid, 1999
This paper looks into the human rights-based approach to development, its specific relevance to water, sanitation and hygiene, and the implication of this approach to the water and sanitation sector.
Evaluation of Costs and Benefits of Water and Sanitation Improvements at the Global Level
World Health Organisation, 2004
A study into the economic costs and benefits of a range of selected interventions to improve water and sanitation services, with results presented for 17 World Health Organisation sub-regions and at the global level
Applying a Human Rights Based Approach to Development Cooperation and Programming: A UNDP Capacity Development Resource
Chapters include: An introduction to water as a human right, a general comment on the right to water, who is affected by the right, government’s responsibilities and implications for other stakeholders.
Manual on the Right to Water and Sanitation
COHRE, Geneva, 2008
This tool assists policy makers and practitioners in developing strategies for implementing the human right to water and sanitation. The manual distinguishes between the challenges facing urban and rural areas, and proposes policy approaches for each that address their different circumstances.
Sanitation: A Human Rights Imperative
COHRE, SDC, UN-HABITAT and WaterAid, 2008
Focuses on the right to sanitation and how a rights based-approach to advocacy can bring about change in policy. Discusses the obligations of government and priority actions for civil society and international organisations.