The impact of the global financial crisis on financial flows to the water sector in Sub-Saharan Africa – Persistent Underinvestment, Minimal Impacts

The omnipresent nature of the global financial crisis led us at SIWI to question the impact of the crisis on financial flows to the water sector, focusing our attention on Sub-Saharan Africa. SIWI’s lead on water and economics, John Joyce, led a study team to investigate the pathways and estimate the impacts. This article summarises the thrust of the study.