Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) Fact Sheet

Globally, 663 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on water sets ambitious targets for universal access to water and sanitation by the year 2030, but an unprecedented mobilization of funding will be required to meet this goal. A 2016 analysis by the World Bank’ estimates that $114 billion per year of capital investments will be required to meet universal access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030, or about three times the current investment levels. USAID’s WASH-FIN project will work in collaboration with national governments, development partners, private capital market institutions and local stakeholders in at least eight countries to close financing gaps and improve governance structures that enable targeted countries to access reliable sources of capital for sustainable, climate resilient water and sanitation infrastructure.