How to Develop a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Finance Strategy

A Guide


(September 15, 2022) UNICEF and partners Launch New Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance Guide

UNICEF has launched a new guide on financing water, sanitation and hygiene in a bid to expand critically needed services to millions worldwide.

The guide, titled, “Developing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Finance Strategies,” was produced by UNICEF and co-published by SWA, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the IRC Water and Sanitation Centre.

Sector experts have identified financing as one of the greatest barriers to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 – clean water and sanitation for all. In a blog, the report authors argue why it is vital to be realistic and strategic on financing in order to achieve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) goals.

The World Bank has estimated that to meet SDG Targets 6.1 and 6.2 alone, capital financing would need to triple to US$ 114 billion per annum, with additional funds needed to cover operating and maintenance costs.

The publication provides tips for engaging relevant stakeholders to garner support, as well as case studies from countries which have successfully used finance-related strategies: including Albania, Armenia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Myanmar, Rwanda and Senegal.

It is available for download in English, French and Spanish.

And you can read the Blog here