The Global Financial and Economic Crisis and the Water Sector

This report examines the impact of the financial crisis since 2007 and relates this to the impact of the food price crisis beginning one year earlier. It examines the status and trends in the financing of water in Africa and assesses the deficiencies of the current model that has created inadequate financial flows.

Suggestions for Sida to consider in framing its response to the immediate financial troubles are presented, and – looking beyond these – the underlying needs of Africa’s water resources management, services and governance through levers of change are also addressed.

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