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Published on: 20/08/2015

In July this year, the Dutch government and a strong field of co-conveners[1], of which IRC was one of them, convened a well-attended side-event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development to highlight perspectives on how the planned Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation could be financed to reach the target by 2030.

The session featured insights from outstanding high-level speakers from several of the major global agencies in water; showcased the successful scale-up in financing in two country case studies presented by ministers from Ethiopia and Kenya; hosted a panel discussion from a wide range of agencies involved in finance mobilization, moderated by the Executive Director of the global partnership, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA); and the session concluded with a significant statement of commitment by H.E. Mrs. Lilianne Ploumen (Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands). The session was well documented and a video of the session will be posted on the SWA website; summary documents and the key messages are to be shared and presented at the Stockholm World Water Forum. (Extract)

DGIS will present these results at World Water Week in Stockholm. For more info on this event about Financing universal WASH coverage under the Sustainable Development Goals by Department for International Development, UK; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands; The World Bank Group and United Nations Children’s Fund and World Health Organization please visit:

As a download here below is the official Summary of DGIS-led side event on financing water and sanitation for all at FFD.


[1] Co-hosted by DFID, EIB, IRC, Government of the Republic of Kenya, OECD, SWA, UNSGAB, UNICEF, UNWater, USAID, WaterAid,, The World Bank Group, and the WSSCC/Global Sanitation Fund.

Achieving the SDGs requires revolutionary change, as universal access by 2030 is a revolutionary idea.

Read a blog by IRC's Bethel Terefe;  Water and Sanitation Financing: Some thoughts from the Financing For Development Conference in Addis Ababa


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