Nothing less than universal and equitable access to water and sanitation for all by 2030 is what the world wants. Some 50 Dutch water and development specialists came to The Hague on March 4th, 2015, to discuss what it will take to make this goal a reality.
Governments, civil society and the private sector need to work together to make water and sanitation services available to everyone. IRC's event provided an opportunity to discuss how taxes can complement trade and tariffs and to learn from an innovative health insurance model in Africa.
Public finance- money derived from taxation- is critical for achieving water, sanitation and hygiene for everyone forever. But how do we get governments to prioritise it? What should it be used for? And how can we get it flowing to local levels? WSUP, IRC and Trémolet Consulting will be exploring...
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!