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Development Aid: Water

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 56146, tabled on 15 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which multilateral organisations will receive Official Development Assistance for water, sanitation and hygiene in the financial year 2021-22.

Answered on

25 October 2021

The UK supports the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership to help national governments increase access to water, sanitation and hygeine services (WASH); we fund the WHO-UNICEF hosted Joint Monitoring Programme which tracks progress against water and sanitation global targets; and we support the Global Water Partnership to promote climate resilient WASH and water governance.

In addition, we have incorporated our direct WASH funding to the World Health Organisation into the new flexible core voluntary contribution package, which supports a number of important global health objectives including WASH. UK contributions to multilateral development banks (including the World Bank and Asia and Africa regional development banks) also supports the water, sanitation, and hygiene work of these multilateral organisations.