Published in: 2013
Sanitation and Water For All partnership
At the second Sanitation and Water for All (SWA)High Level Meeting (HLM), in April 2012, developing countries, donors and development banks made commitments to address barriers to delivering sustainable water and sanitation services. This progress update, issued by the SWA Secretariat,
synthesizes the status of commitments as of April 2013.
This progress update, issued by the SWA Secretariat, synthesizes the status of commitments as of April 2013, based on self-reporting by partners. It describes:
1) findings on the progress of implementing commitments;
2) findings on the influence of the process of preparing for the HLM and the HLM itself on progress;
3) implications of the findings for the next SWA HLM and the SWA partnership
One of the key findings highlights the substantial progress that has been made in tackling open defecation, although additional effort is required to achieve elimination. Fifteen developing countries reported achieving good progress in tackling open defecation with community- based approaches. Four donors reported good progress on commitments to increase funding or to prioritize sanitation within their programmes. However, additional funds and further efforts on the part of all partners are still necessary.
SWA (2013). 2013 Progress Update on the 2012 Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting Commitments. Sanitation and Water For All partnership
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