In Africa, water service providers face considerable challenges to meet growing demand. This study explored the potential of prepaid water systems in serving urban poor communities in eight African cities.

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Eddy Perez, Lead Water and Sanitation Specialist, on why addressing inequalities and ensuring that the poorest 40% reach universal access by 2030 means we must collaborate and more effectively generate and share global knowledge on what is working to provide sanitation service delivery to the poorest.

Read Eddy's previous blog here.

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The World Water Week in Stockholm  is the annual meeting platform for the world’s most urgent water-related issues.

The World Bank is one of the three collaborating partners for the World Water Week 2014, which will be held under the theme of energy and water in an effort to address the complex interlinkages between the two resources.

The proposed WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) WASH Post 2015 goals for sanitation calls for universal access to basic improved sanitation – by the year 2030. In order to reach universal access globally by 2030,  the global community will need to increase access by about 2% per year.

Interactive Map: Water and Sanitation Access

A water and sanitation monitoring program is helping governments prioritize major reforms and has also identified the need for US$864 million of additional annual investment to help El Salvador, Honduras and Panama meet their national goals for water and sanitation.

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Brief: Monitoring Country Progress in Water and Sanitation
Slideshow: Report Identifies Bottlenecks in Water And Sanitation Delivery
Report: El Salvador, Honduras, and Panama

Featured Initiatives

Scaling Up Rural Sanitation
Supporting governments and private sector to implement sanitation programs at scale.
Economics of Sanitation (ESI)
Study estimates billions of dollars in losses from poor sanitation.
Domestic Private Sector Participation
Assisting domestic private sector participants to help increase access to water and sanitation services, especially for the poor.

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