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MAX Foundation - IRC Event: Phase out strategies in the WASH sector
The Hague, 31 May 2017
Different pathways towards sustainability and public finance mobilisation
This is the third episode of our podcast series in which Tom Slaymaker and Catarina Fonseca talk about the need for monitoring water and sanitation services. Listen and enjoy.
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We support national governments to lead development processes and direct funding to where it is most effective and needed.
When we stop asking how much it costs to dig a well and start asking how much it costs to provide access to drinking water forever, everything changes.
No matter how good the infrastructure is, if it isn't hygienically used and operated, people's lives and health will not be improved.
Around the world, fewer than one in three people have access to adequate sanitation. We want to change that.
Water security is about ensuring that people have sustainable access to unpolluted water to meet their needs.
It's not just what you know, it's what you do with that knowledge that matters. Doing monitoring better and making it count is our focus.
"Human beings are being used to plug the gaps in failing sanitation systems" – Bezwada Wilson.
The Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting will focus squarely on finance.