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Off-Track, Off-Target - Why Investment in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene is Not Reaching Those Who Need It Most

Off track reportThis report examines the current levels of government spending and aid going to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and why resources are not reaching the people who need them most. It finds that most countries have spending levels way below estimated needs or targets set regionally or globally, and that, among 28 countries reviewed, almost twice as many reduced allocations to WASH in 2009 and 2010 as a % of GDP. Donor funding is also insufficient, unpredictable and off-target. The report recommends key actions for national governments, donors, international agencies and civil society to break the vicious cycle and get off-track countries back on track to meet the MDGs.

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