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Burundi joined SWA in 2010. The government, with the support of its partners, developed a National Water (PNEau) and a National Sanitation Policy (NAP), which are important political guidelines for the water and sanitation sector. The Government and development partners collaborate through the Water, Sanitation and Environment Cluster (GSEAE).

In keeping with the National Development Plan 2018-2027 (PND2018-2027), Burundi commits to updating the core sector documents (policies, strategies, and legal framework). It is also making WASH a national priority and commits to increasing its budget from 0.5% of GDP to 10% by 2027

Commitments by the government

Progress Report April 2020

Make the sector one of the country's priorities, increasing its budget from 0.5 per cent to 10 per cent of GDP by 2027, develop an appropriate system to recover the costs of water supply and improve affordable hygiene and sanitation.
Reviewing progress
Update core documents (policies, strategies, legal framework and sector statistical data) and revitalize the monitoring and coordination system by 2025.
Reviewing progress
Eradicate open defecation by 2025. Achieve universal access to safe drinking water by 2030 and 90 per cent access to basic sanitation in urban areas and 80.5 per cent in rural.
Reviewing progress
Ms. Jeanne Nizigiyimana
Ministry of Hydraulics, Energy and Mines
Tite Niyonzima


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Burundi - Collaborative Behaviour Country Profile
Burundi 2019 SMM Country Brief

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