Central America and the Caribbean

Water Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean: a Multi-Level Approach

Akhmouch, A. (OECD) | 2012

The water debate in relation to poverty alleviation has one dimension that is often sidelined: its relationship with public governance. This report attempts to shed some light on the governance of water policy in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. It argues that public governance of water in most LAC countries is fragmented, as it is in the OECD area as well, and that greater efforts to co-ordinate water with other policy areas are crucial to maximise the impact on poverty reduction. It emphasises the need to design water policies in a more integrated manner and implement effective water governance tools and mechanisms that are context-specific, flexible and beneficial to the poor.

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Effective Water Governance

Global Water Partnership (GWP) | 2003

The goal of this paper is to present a coherent discussion of water governance, and show how it relates to water managment and development. It is aimed at water professionals who need to be familiar with issues of governance as they strive to work outside the water sector.

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