Closing financing gaps to achieve universal access to water supply and sanitation services.
The Philippines achieved its Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for water supply and sanitation with 88% of the population accessing safe water supply and 94% basic sanitation services by 2015. The Philippine Development Plan (2017-2022) aims to improve on this and eliminate open defecation by 2022, and achieve universal WASH access by 2030. The current sector Master Plan commissioned by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) estimates a total of over one billion Philippine Pesos required to achieve universal access by 2030 which is 22 times the historical annual public investment level. A full 70 percent of this total is needed to achieve the 2022 targets.