The Hague Institute for Global Justice has recently published a working paper on the effectiveness of multi-stakeholder dialogues on water, co-authored by Dr. Patrick Huntjens, Dr. Louis Lebel, and Dr. Brian Furze. Continue reading
An 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
The 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.
The 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.