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HDR: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis

The Human Development Report 2006

Focusing on the global water crisis, the Human Development Report 2006 takes up a subject which for several years has been widely and hotly debated. Thus, it is difficult to say something really new – but with its focus on equity issues and the situation of the poor the Human Development Report is markedly different from comparable reports, for example by the World Bank. A first assessment by Uwe Hoering.


The Report broadly consists of two parts or ”distinct themes“: the first three chapters deal with ”water for life“, covering the crisis in water and sanitation, water for human consumption, and the vast deficit in sanitation - the latter being an issue which in spite of its tremendous relevance is neglected in most other publications on the water crisis ...

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Posted: 2 Nov 2006

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