News

Welcome to the "updates" section where you can find the latest updates of the partnership. 

  • REPORT: Mobilising finance for WASH: getting the foundation right

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      A substantial increase in sector financing is needed for governments to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): Estimates by The World Bank indicate that the present value of additional investment needed in WASH through 2030 will exceed US$1.7 trillion (Hutton & Varughese 2016). Existing funding falls far short…

  • Critical mass: An overview of the Mutual Accountability Mechanism at the Sector Ministers' Meeting

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    [caption id="attachment_19084" align="aligncenter" width="567"] SWA partners draft commitments at the "Mutual Accountability Mechanism Kick-off Meeting" - Lisbon, 2018[/caption]   All SWA partners have been working hard over the last few months to prepare for this fifth Sector Ministers' Meeting. There have been many multi-stakeholder discussions across the SWA partnership to…

  • Blog: Connecting the Dots on Accountability and Leaving No One Behind

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      By Amanda Robertson and Alayne Potter, USAID The Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene first and foremost commits to “Focus on the poorest, most marginalized and unserved aimed at progressively eliminating inequalities in access and use and implement national and local strategies with an emphasis on equity and sustainability”. In…

  • Message from UN Secretary-General to the SWA Sector Ministers’ Meeting

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      It is a pleasure to greet this important meeting on sanitation and water for all.      Achieving safe and sustainable water and sanitation access for all is an urgent challenge. Every year since the 1980s, global water use has increased. But this does not mean that everyone has access…

  • Disrupt the status quo! Message by Neil Dhot on behalf of the Private Sector Constituency

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    [caption id="attachment_20099" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Government, Private Sector. Civil Society and other development partners meet in Nigeria to prepare for the 2019 SMM[/caption]   A message by Neil Dhot – SWA Private Sector Constituency Chairman Disrupt the status quo!   This is one of the pre-meeting messages from the SWA, and…

  • Civil Society Messages for the 2019 Sector Ministers’ Meeting

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      [caption id="attachment_20092" align="aligncenter" width="611"] Civil Society Organizations in Zambia hold consultations to develop commitments under the Mutual Accountability Mechanism[/caption] On 4th and 5th of April 2019, the Sanitation and Water for All is organizing the Sector Ministers’ Meeting, co-convened by UNICEF and the Inter-American Development Bank and hosted by…

  • Homegrown commitments – Pakistan’s approach to developing commitments from the bottom-up

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    [caption id="attachment_20121" align="aligncenter" width="549"] SWA partners briefing The Hon. Zartaj Gull, Minister of Climate Change, on the 2019 SMM and the Mutual Accountability Mechanism[/caption] Pakistan has been a partner of SWA since 2010 and has been represented by the Ministry of Climate Change in the partnership. Pakistan has made significant…

  • Messages from the Research & Learning constituency for the 2019 Sector Ministers' Meeting

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      Research and Learning is a key building block for good quality and sustainable WASH services”  Why? Because it is the basis for evidence based decision making; Because it provides the insights necessary to be more efficient and effective; Because it creates the ability to adapt in the face of…

  • Indonesia uses SWA Building Blocks to plan universal sanitation by 2019

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      In 2017, Indonesia joined SWA and is now on a steady path of providing universal sanitation access in the country. The strategy for achieving universal access is to expand the sanitation service coverage based on the need. For instance, basic sanitation access for 15% of the households that are…