Sacosan VII: Financing universal access to sanitation and hygiene by 2030 in South Asia

The paper draws significant inputs and builds on the thematic Sector Financing WASH paper prepared by the Secretariat for SACOSAN VII, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan. The paper identifies some of the main barriers to financing universal access to sanitation and hygiene and considers the rationale for enhancing domestic resource mobilisation and Official Development Assistance (ODA) to address existing financing gaps and considers the transparency and inequality of financing. Finally, it recommends key actions for member countries and their cooperating partners.