Junaid Ahmad, World Bank Group Senior Director for Water, and Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender, on why advancing equality for women in developing countries is not only the right thing to do, it makes good economic sense.

Funded by the Water and Sanitation Program, the IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Blue Book 2014 summarizes the water sector status from 2006 to 2011. IBNET tools enable sharing of information on close to 4,500 utilities from more than 130 countries.

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Improving handwashing with soap practices can save children’s lives by reducing preventable diseases like diarrhea & acute respiratory infections. This year, on Global Handwashing Day, October 15, we invite you to spend some time browsing through WSP’s handwashing resources. Join the conversation on Twitter via @WorldBankWater with #GlobalHandwashingDay & #IWashMyHands. Let us know what you think.

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Looking for sanitation facts, figures, and resources? A new online resource offers infographics, blogs, feature stories, and press releases on sanitation.

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Access to clean water is essential to ending extreme poverty by 2030. So watch how this Bangladesh community celebrates the construction of new wells with flowers and music.

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