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Financing WASH - how to increase funds for the sector while reducing inequities (Position paper for the Sanitation and Water for All Finance Ministers Meeting)

Fonseca, C., and Pories, L. (2017)

Published in: 2017
Pages: 23

IRC, water. org, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and Simav, The Hague, the Netherlands

Fonseca, C., and Pories, L.

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Globally, investments concentrate on the construction of infrastructure (capital expenditure) with insufficient attention on the systems needed to make the water and sanitation infrastructure function properly: regulations, policies, monitoring, institutions and the people that provide WASH services at regional, district and municipal levels. The lack of non-capital expenditure and support for service authorities, service providers and the necessary systems results in high rates of nonfunctionality, poor-services and stagnation in coverage. The sanitation sector is particularly off track to reach the SDG Goal 6 in many countries. To reach Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”, there is an urgent need to address the systems blindness and build strong institutions that are able to professionalise the water and sanitation sector and attract both public and private funding to reach universal coverage.

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Fonseca, C., and Pories, L. (2017). Financing WASH - how to increase funds for the sector while reducing inequities (Position paper for the Sanitation and Water for All Finance Ministers Meeting). IRC, water. org, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and Simav, The Hague, the Netherlands

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