New Report: The Political Economy of Water Management in Yemen

wateryemAn acute water crisis looms over Yemen, a country ridden by water scarcity. To address this problem and prevent its further exacerbation, The Hague Institute published a report detailing the political economy of water conflicts in Yemen. Commissioned by the Dutch Embassy in Yemen, the publication offers insights and recommendations on how to deal with the threat of conflict caused by water scarcity in the country. Continue reading

New project on Water Diplomacy: Making Water Cooperation Work


The Hague Institute has recently launched a new project on “Water Diplomacy: Making Water Cooperation Work”. The aim of the project, which will run from 2015 to 2017, is to identify and operationalize the key factors that contribute to the transformation of water conflicts to cooperation over water. Our approach is to undertake state-of-the-art research, actively facilitate stakeholder dialogues, and train facilitators in a number of case studies. We choose to actively engage with the key stakeholders involved in the water conflicts as to assert mutual learning, create trust and a profound dialogue. The case study research will be undertaken in the Jordan Basin in the Middle East as well as in Brahmaputra-Ganges-Meghna Basin in South Asia.

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Framework for Political Economy Analysis of Transboundary Basins in Africa

Thehagueinstitute_logo_cropThe Hague Institute for Global Justice works with Stockholm International Water Institute on the development and application of a framework for political economy analysis in transboundary river basins in Africa, funded by the World Bank. This project is part of the World Bank managed Multi-Donor Trust Fund Cooperation in International Waters (CIWA), with 50 million USD for direct beneficiaries of projects influenced by CIWA and 10 billion USD investment financing for implementation of projects influenced by CIWA.

Water Diplomacy: Making Water Cooperation Work

Thehagueinstitute_logo_cropThe Hague Institute for Global Justice, in collaboration with Netherlands-based as well as international partners, has initiated a project aiming to analyze effective cooperation over shared water resources, and to operationalize this knowledge for academic and advisory work and diplomatic support services. The project includes comparative analyses of cooperation processes in the Jordan, Mekong, Rhine and Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basins among others, upscaling of best practices, process facilitation combined with action research, and capacity building, e.g. by means of on-the-job training for water professionals in the respective facilitation cases.