By George Trevor Keith Pitman
This document evaluates the realm Bank's implementation adventure of the 1993 Water assets administration coverage (Operational coverage 4.07) to figure out the relevance and effectiveness of the realm Bank's total water operations for its debtors. It assesses the level to which the problems pointed out within the instruction rfile Water assets Management-A international financial institution coverage Paper (1993) were carried out via global financial institution Operations. This file additionally makes innovations for bettering global financial institution coverage and technique within the water region.
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Of most concern across the Bank is the scant attention given to the direct impact of these operations on the poor. Overall Project Design Has Been Improving The quality of water operations at approval is generally better than the quality of all other Bank investments, according to QAG data, but with some deficiencies. While water operations address social and stakeholder analysis better than other Bank subsectors, they are notably deficient in forming appropriate partnerships with other development partners, in pushing for ap- Figure propriate and realistic reform measures, or in tailoring project design to meet the needs of target populations.
In Latin America, Bank water operations are most active in water supply and sanitation and are not linked to river basin management. Three exceptions are flood protection assistance in Argentina, water quality management in Brazil's Guarapiranga project, and integrated water resources management in the river basins of Brazil's Ceara state. Most of the Bank's water-related efforts in Latin America are strongly linked to commercialization or to ensure environmental and social sustainability. The Bank scores highly on its responsiveness to the Strategy at the basin level in the ECA and EAP regions, frequently because water projects dovetail neatly into existing regional sea or river basin management organizations.
New Approaches and Initiatives Are Even More Critical Today Apart from the attention needed to reform old institutions and organizations and build new ones to deal with the strategic issues in water development, the most daunting challenge is to mobilize funds. 1). The WWV team postulated that investment for agriculture (mainly irrigation and The 1993 Strategy-Still Relevant Today Ta b I e 1. r u a n ve st m e nt e a se f o r W a t er ... r.. Water use Agriculture alt: Environment and industry , Water supply and sanitation ;i Total E I ° - M u s t , .