Avoiding a WASHout

Water deliveries in Fiji. PHOTO: ADB

There has been a significant decline in donor funding for water, sanitation and hygiene projects in the Pacific, as the region continues to lag behind the Sustainable Development Goals on access to water.

A recent study by UNICEF has found that overall, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) spending accounts for 2.1% of GDP, but that this varies to as low as 0.5% or as high as 10% of GDP, depending on the country.

Approximately US$230-US$270 million is spent on WASH per annum in the region. However after a peak in . . .

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