This brochure serves as a supplement to the book entitled 'Governance of Water and Sanitation Services for the Peri-urban Poor: A Framework for Understanding and Action in Metropolitan Regions'. These documents are two of the main outputs of a three-year project which has gathered and synthesised knowledge from around the developing world not only on peri-urban water & sanitation but also on peri-urban areas of metropolitan regions and the people who live and work in them. This includes information collected specifically for the project in peri-urban localities of five metropolitan regions: Chennai (India), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Cairo (Egypt), Mexico City (Mexico) and Caracas (Venezuela). It also draws on a small number of experiences and innovative peri-urban interventions in different countries.
Designed as an introduction to the book, this brochure shows how: Recognition of the unique characteristics of the peri-urban interface can affect water supply and sanitation decisions by public, private and community actors; and Improved governance through multi-stakeholder partnerships can lead to enhanced peri-urban water & sanitation services in metropolitan regions.
The text of this leaflet is also published in a slightly different format in this output.
London, UK: Development Planning Unit. 12 pp.
So close to the city, so far from the pipes. The Governance of WaterandSanitation and the Peri-urban Poor.