Along with millions of others, at IRC we are following the refugee crisis unfolding at and beyond Europe's borders with heavy hearts. Our thoughts go out to all people who are involuntarily forced to move themselves, their families, their children out of unbearable situations.
The new Sustainable Development Goals require revolutionary change, as universal access to water and sanitation by 2030 is a revolutionary idea. But what brings us closer in achieving this? Bethel Terefe of IRC Ethiopia looked for answers at the third international conference on Financing For...
Traditionally we've looked to the three Ts to finance water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, with the focus on transfers and tariffs. But this leaves a large financing gap. One which, if we don't solve, will make us miss the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of universal access.
2015 is the year that the Millennium Development Goals make way for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An important role in both development agendas is reserved for water, sanitation and hygiene issues that leave much to be desired in many countries. OneWorld dived into the world of...
In this blog, IRC's head of innovation and international programme Catarina Fonseca discusses the financing of the post-2015 development goals. "A substantial part of funding for development should be sought elsewhere," she argues. Through public finance. Or tax, as we call it.
Is aid and trade the answer to "Dead Aid"? Is it just tied aid in disguise? Does it make sense in the water sanitation and hygiene sector? IRC invited a group of stakeholders from the Dutch WASH sector to The Hague on 17 September 2014 to discuss all this and more. Join the discussion!
THE HAGUE, 07 April 2014 – The third Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level Meeting will be held at the World Bank in Washington DC on 11 April 2014. The international think-and-do tank IRC announced its commitment statements today.