With 2015 marking the end of the Millennium Development Goals and the start of the Sustainable Development Goals, this report identifies 45 priority countries where there is a continuing need for water and sanitation aid. The report maps needs against resources available to countries, focusing on aid resources and other international resource flows.
- International financial flows will be an important part of funding the post-2015 development framework.
- The four main international resource flows to priority countries are remittances, loans, foreign direct investment, and official development assistance (ODA).
- Aid to water and sanitation is increasingly delivered multilaterally.
- A substantial gap persists between commitments and disbursements, even when aggregated over a long time period.
- There needs to be an emphasis placed on funding sanitation and hygiene, which lags heavily behind large and basic water systems.