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WaterAid India develops a wide range of publications including technical reports, policy briefs, operations research, qualitative evaluations, good practice documents, and IEC materials. Available here are these publications for your reading and review.

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Profiling “Informal City” of Delhi

An attempt to understand the context in which the urban poor come to Delhi and live there. It analyses the potential programming options and reviews urban development programmes and projects, functioning of institutions and policies, trends in terms of access to minimum services (water and sanitation).

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Drinking water and sanitation status in India

An assessment of the drinking water and sanitation situation in the country in terms of coverage and financing gaps, if any, keeping the targets of the Millennium Development Goals as a benchmark for this assessment.

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Tiruchirappalli Shows the Way

How basic community infrastructure and pro-poor solutions can work effectively at the city-level, when supported by city authorities, a social development organisation or an NGO and empowered groups instead of contractors managing complexes.

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A 10-year-old reveals the disgusting condition of Delhi’s night shelters

In one of the rain baseras (night shelters) I visited with my father and his colleagues at midnight on 19th January 2017, I got to see a newspaper called Balaknama and to meet one of its reporters. The newspaper is mainly based on the lives of street children and looks into matters of police brutality, child labour and sexual abuse. The newspaper is the world’s first to be run by street children and has over ten thousand children working for it all across India. I also observed that there were more people crammed in the tents and shelters than their capacities....

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