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Published on: 05/08/2022

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In the Water-related investments and economic development seminar under the theme of ‘Seeing the unseen: The value of water at the World Water Week 2022, we will look at the types of analyses that are seldom clearly presented to politicians, government officials, societal leaders, and consumers.  
The questions above are increasingly important at a time of growing need for investments in water infrastructure, water services, and water resources management.  

The focus of the sessions of the seminar Finance theme 2:  

 23 August  

11:30-12:50 CET 

Examining the Social and Economic Benefits Created by Water Investment: This session 1 highlights concrete examples of how water investments generate economic benefits at macro and micro-level anchor this session. Panelists will also explore why these (social) returns on investments do not necessarily translate into governments making the needed investment. 
29 August  

09:00 - 10:30 CET                                      


The Urgent Case to Mobilize Capital: In this session, 2 experts from around the world will cover different cases on financing water investments, including more innovative approaches such as blended finance and climate finance to mobilize urgently needed investment for water, including sanitation, and hygiene. Select cases will highlight what has worked and what has not worked to unlock financing.  

 29 August  

11:00-12:30 CET 

Turning on the Private Sector Investment Tap: Getting water to those who need it requires a steady infusion of significantly more capital. Combining, coordinating, structuring, blending, and leveraging are commonplace terms but how to do it well? In session 3 listen and learn from leaders of the U.S. Development Finance Corporation, African Development Bank, Agence Française de Développement, Sanitation and Water for All Partnership, and the Government of Malawi. 



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