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Only eight African countries provide data on sanitation expenditure. All of them are falling behind on their commitment to spend 0.5% of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on sanitation.

TitleGovernment investment in sanitation : 2016 state of play
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsRognerud, I, Fonseca, C
Secondary TitleFinance brief / Public Finance for WASH
Pagination2 p.
Date Published04/2016
PublisherIRC and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)
Place PublishedLondon, UK
Publication LanguageEnglish

In May 2015, African leaders committed to budget allocations amounting to 0.5% of their countries' respective Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to sanitation and hygiene by 2020. Specifically, this commitment was part of the Ngor Declaration adopted at the fourth African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene (AfricaSan) by ministers responsible for sanitation and hygiene. This brief explores the context of this commitment: how much are governments currently investing in sanitation? How can this investment be increased?

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