How will the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs'realise its promise to provide 30 million people with sustainable access to safe water and 50 million people with sustainable access to improved sanitation.
|Title||WASH strategy : contributing to water, sanitation and hygiene for all, forever|
|Publication Type||Briefing Note|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Netherlands. Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Pagination||19 p. : 3 fig.|
|Publisher||Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Place Published||The Hague, The Netherlands|
This document describes the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs' new policy on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for 2016-2030.The Netherlands has committed to contribute to the WASH-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets 6.1 and 6.2 by providing 30 million people with sustainable access to safe water and 50 million people with sustainable access to improved sanitation.
Although the new strategy focuses on SDG 6.1 and 6.2, it also gives due attention to the broader framework of water resource management and governance (SDG 6.3 and SDG 6.4).
Chapter 1 addresses the global WASH context (including the challenges of population growth, climate change, finance and migration) and the WASH policy commitments made by the Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation; chapter 2, the experiences to date on issues such as sustainability, gender, private sector involvement and behaviour change;chapter 3, strategic choices, from first-time delivery to sustained service delivery; and chapter 4, the way towards implementation of the strategic choices including a 15-year sustainability clause for all new Dutch-funded WASH grants.