HomeGlobal Environmental Sanitation InitiativeVisit the GESI sitePreliminary proposals for information exchange and disseminationSharing of information on sanitation policies, programmes and research activities is at the heart of the Global Environmental Sanitation Initiative (GESI). The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) and the Water and Engineering Development Centre (WEDC) are developing a series of information management mechanisms to facilitate the sharing process. APPLIED STUDIES No 2 – Financial Services & Environmental Health: Household Credit for Water and Sanitation (270K) No 3 – Prevention: Environmental Health Interventions to Sustain Child Survival (html or pdf) No 4 – Child Survival and Environmental Health Interventions: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (134K) No 6 – Beyond Participation: Locally Based Demand for Environmental Health in Peri-Urban Areas (html or pdf) ACTIVITY REPORTS No 46 – Indicators for Programs to Prevent Diarrheal Disease, Malaria and Acute Respiratory Infections (86K) No 39 – Identification of Financial Resources and Credit Mechanisms for the Urban Sanitation Program in Jamaica No 38 – Air Pollution and Child Health: Priorities for Action (html 41K) or (pdf 210K) No 34 – Designing a Sanitation Program for the Urban Poor: Montego Bay, Jamaica No 26 – Coping with Intermittent Water Supply and Problems: India (pdf) No 25 – Monitoring the Effect of Behavior Chane Activities on Cholera: Ecuador (pdf) No 24 – Addressing Environmental Health Issues in teh Peri-Urban Context: Lessons Learned from CIMEP Tunisia (html or pdf) No 23 – Evaluation of the Institutional Development Component of the Cairo Water II Project (pdf 246K) No 22 – An Assessment and Source Apportionment of Airborne Particulate Mater in Cairo, Volume I (pdf 434K) CAPSULE REPORTS No 1 – Health and the Environment in Urban Poor Areas: Avoiding a Crisis Through Prevention (pdf) Executive summaries are available for the remaining reports that do not have the full text included on the web site.Below are links and/or abstracts to Internet resources and documents on urban sanitation. This page will be on the EHP web site with links directly to the documents mentioned below. Please let us know if you know of additional Internet resources and documents that can be included.Title Listing (Internet addresses and abstracts are listed below)Â Internet Resources on Urban SanitationThis White Paper has been produced in recognition of the many people of our country, and in particular the children, that have endured illness and hardship as a result of not having access to basic information about sanitation or the use of adequate facilities.A recent OED impact evaluation finds that five World Bank-supported urban services projects in Nairobi increased the supply of potable water and affordable housing to the poor, improved sanitation and environmental conditions in project sites, and increased access to social services. The improved and expanded infrastructure brought critical water and sewerage services to rapidly growing business areas and poor neighborhoods in the eastern section of Nairobi, helping in the economic growth of the city. But the cost of water for the poor remained high because of the irregular pricing practices of kiosk operators. And homeownership among transient groups did not materialize as hoped, partly because the project had taken a top-down approach to project design, leading to an inaccurate assessment of the target groups’ housing need. Finally, loan recovery for the housing projects was poor, showing once again that public agencies are less adept at collecting loans than private mortgage companies or nongovernmental organizations. Among the lessons, the OED evaluation points to the importance of interspersing technical assistance projects between investment interventions to ensure that project activities are continually improved based on experience. Proper sequencing proved one of the strengths of the water supply projects, and the lack of technical assistance in the less successful housing projects an important weakness of those operations.