Mobilizing Additional Funds for Pro-Poor Water Services: An Exploration of Potential Models to Finance Safe Water Access in Support of Sustainable Development Goal 6.1. Urban Institute; Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), 2018.
This report seeks to draw from the experiences of other sectors to answer the following question:
Where, outside of tariffs, can governments in developing countries and their development partners raise additional resources to sustainably finance safely managed water services in line with SDG ambitions?
After an extensive literature review and stakeholder interviews, we narrowed our focus to look at three models that seemed most promising for a sustainable subsidy approach:
- global philanthropy-led partnerships and funds
- solidarity levies (surtaxes)
- land value capture strategies
These three models have the potential to raise significant international and domestic resources, to fundamentally alter how donors and the private sector collaborate, and to yield reliable, automatic contributions without yearly renewals, allowing a longer planning and implementation horizon.
WASH & Finance – Water Currents, June 27, 2017.
This issue focuses on finance in the WASH sector and contains recent reports and publications from SHARE, UN Water, The World Bank, and others. Included are studies on microfinance, a podcast and reports on financing the WASH sector, and case studies on financing options from Tanzania and other relevant countries.
We would like to thank USAID-funded WASH-FIN Project staff for contributing to this issue.
WASH Sector Financing
Financing WASH: How to Increase Funds for the Sector While Reducing Inequalities. IRC; Water.org, April 2017. This position paper for the Sanitation and Water for All Finance Ministers Meeting in 2017 addresses three key issues that are receiving limited attention in the WASH sector discussions on finance: 1) the lack of finance for strengthening the enabling environment; 2) the untapped use of microfinance; and 3) blended finance and inequities in the allocation of finance in the sector.
UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2017 Report: Financing Universal Water, Sanitation and Hygiene under the Sustainable Development Goals. WHO; UN Water, June 2017. This report presents an analysis of the most reliable and up-to-date data from 75 countries on issues related to WASH financing and other elements of the enabling environment, including plans, targets, data availability, and measures to reach vulnerable populations.
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