This working paper sets out the case that many countries and shared water basins are facing cooperation deficits, outlining cooperation trends and the importance of progress on water cooperation across sectors, stakeholders, scales and borders, for improved water security.

The working paper highlights the initial cooperation challenges identified in the assessment undertaken by International Centre for Water Cooperation in 32 basins in Africa. This is the initiative’s first analysis of some of the key challenges of cooperation involving transboundary waters in Africa.

This report explores the linkages between water risks, water impacts, and financial markets. It showcases how water risk and impact analysis at portfolio and security level could be conducted and proposes recommendations for financial institutions on how to engage with water risks moving forward.

The aim of this study is to better understand the social accountability mechanisms that can improve the delivery of water and sanitation services. It seeks to answer the question of how local communities engage with decision-makers to realize their human right to water and sanitation.

This policy brief was prepared following the momentous UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP25) outcome in which Parties adopted a two-year workplan for the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples’ Platform (LCIPP).

Enhanced rainfed agriculture is particularly important in Africa, where 95% of agricultural production depends on rainwater and crop yields are amongst the lowest in the world. The main barrier to accelerating enhanced rainfed agriculture is investment.

The financing and development of water infrastructure is foundational to achieving the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Developed for the Transforming Investments in African Rainfed Agriculture (TIARA) initiative, this report explains the importance of green water and establishes the business case for investing in rainfed agriculture in Africa at scale.