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Countries should place greater priority on leveraging commercial finance into the sector while at the same time bolstering public funds.

TitleEasing the transition to commercial finance for sustainable water and sanitation
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGoksu, A, Tremolet, S, Kolker, J, Kingdom, B
Secondary TitleWater Global Practice water papers
Paginationxv, 68 p. : 22 boxes, 19 fig., 10 tab.
Date Published08/2017
PublisherWorld Bank
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Publication LanguageEnglish

Providing sustainable water supply and sanitation (WSS) services in developing countries remains an immense, and increasingly urgent, challenge. Chapter two sets out how the sector is currently funded and why business as usual is insufficient for meeting WSS-related goals, covering the size of the investment gap, and the challenges presented by the status quo. Chapter three proposes a financing framework toward more effective use of existing funds to enable the mobilisation of new sources of finance, and explains the benefits and costs of commercial finance. Chapters four to six detail the three components of the financing framework, providing practical advice and global experiences that demonstrate how countries can begin to make progress. Chapter seven summarises how stakeholders can bring the three components together to mobilise commercial finance, and provides the main conclusions and recommendations of the report. [author abstract]

Citation Key83161



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