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  • ACC: Administrative Committee on Coordination (UN)
  • ACP : (Sub-Saharan) African, Caribbean and Pacific
  • ADB: Asian Development Bank
  • ALA : Asia and Latin America
  • AWUM: Agricultural water use and management
  • BWSS: Basic water supply and sanitation services
  • CEC: Commission of the European Community
  • CEES/NIS: Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly IndependentStates (of the former Soviet Union)
  • COI: Cost of illness
  • CV: Contingent valuation
  • CVM: Contingent valuation method
  • DAC: Development Assistance Committee
  • DANIDA: Danish International Development Assistance
  • DC: Decentralised co-operation
  • DCP : Data collection platforms
  • DESA: Department for Economic and Social Affairs
  • DFID: Department for International Development
  • DG: Directorate General
  • DM: Demand management
  • EA: Environmental analysis
  • EC: European Commission
  • ECU: European currency unit
  • EDF: European Development Fund
  • EIA: Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EIB: European Investment Bank
  • EIRR: Economic internal rate of return
  • EOS: Division of Operational Support in Environmental Health
  • EU: European Union
  • EXACT: Executive Action Team
  • FA: Focus Area
  • FAO : Food and Agriculture Organisation
  • FEA: Financial and economic analysis
  • FIRR: Financial internal rate of return
  • FP::: Financing Proposal
  • GAD: Gender and development
  • GATT: General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs
  • GWP: Global Water Partnership
  • HC: Human capital
  • HPM: Hedonic property method
  • HYCOS: Hydrological Cycle Observing System
  • IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
  • ICID: International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
  • IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • IHE: International Institute for Infrastructural Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering
  • IHP: International Hydrology Programme
  • IIMI: International Irrigation Management Institute
  • INBO: International Network of River Basin Organisations
  • INPIM: International Network on Participatory Irrigation Management
  • IRC: International Water and Sanitation Centre
  • ISPAN: Irrigation Support Project for Asia and the Near East
  • ITK: Indigenous technical knowledge
  • IUCN : The World Conservation Union
  • IWRM: Integrated Water Resource Management
  • KAP: Knowledge, attitude and practice
  • LEAD: The Leiden Ethno-systems and Development Programme
  • M&E: Monitoring and evaluation
  • MED: Mediterranean and Middle East
  • MED-URB: Mediterranean and Middle East – Urban Programme
  • MENA: Middle East and North Africa
  • MVPE: Market valuation of physical effects
  • MWWS: Municipal water and wastewater services
  • NGO: Non-governmental organisation
  • NIP: National Indicative Programme
  • NPV: Net present value
  • O&M: Operation and maintenance
  • ODA: Official development assistance
  • ODI: Overseas Development Institute
  • OECD: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • PCM: Project Cycle Management
  • PEEM: Panel of Experts on Environmental Management
  • PIM: Participatory Irrigation Management
  • PRA: Participatory rural appraisal
  • PSC: Project support communications
  • PTD: Participatory Technology Development
  • RBO: River basin organisations
  • RC: Replacement cost
  • RIP: Regional Indicative Programme
  • RIRBA: Rapid Integrated River Basin Assessment
  • RRA: Rapid rural appraisal
  • SADC: Southern African Development Community
  • SIA: Social impact assessment
  • SIDA: Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency
  • SSA: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • TCM: Travel cost method
  • TOR: Terms of reference
  • UK: United Kingdom
  • UN: United Nations
  • UNCED: United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
  • UNCSD: United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development
  • UNDP: United Nations Development Programme
  • UNECE: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  • UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme
  • UNESCAP: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  • UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
  • UNGASS: United Nations General Assembly Special Session
  • UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund
  • US: United States
  • USAID: United States Agency for International Development
  • VIP: Ventilated improved pit
  • WHO: World Health Organisation
  • WHYCOS: World Hydrological Cycle Observing System
  • WID: Women in development
  • WMO: World Meteorological Organisation
  • WRAP: Water resources assessment and planning
  • WSS: Water supply and sanitation
  • WSSCC: Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
  • WTP: Willingness to pay
  • WWC: World Water Council

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