Scaling Up Finance to Expand Urban Sanitation Access in Senegal

To reach universal access to sanitation by 2030, national and municipal governments, development partners, local financial institutions, and other stakeholders must work together to close the financing gap between the current government budget and the total investment needed, and support urban private water and sanitation service providers to access capital for sustainable, climate-resilient, and critical infrastructure. This financing complements funding from traditional sources such as transfers, taxes, and tariffs (user fees), and supports the WASH sector on its shift towards relying on a spectrum of both public and private resources.

This brief provides a summary of the technical assistance, key progress, and results thus far, and lessons learned and recommendations for scaling up access to finance for urban sanitation in Senegal.