The 2017 SWA High-level Meetings (HLMs) took place in Washington D.C. during Spring Meetings. It included a Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM), convened by the World Bank on behalf of the SWA partnership, on 20 April, and a Sector Ministers’ Meeting convened by UNICEF, with ministers responsible for water, sanitation and hygiene.
Countries and partners discussed national planning to meet the challenges of the water, sanitation and hygiene-related SDG targets and required resources.
The FMM focused on how to fill the financing gap for universal, sustainable access to safely managed sanitation, water and hygiene. In this 2-hour meeting, ministers discussed the political, institutional and governance reforms needed to make better use of existing funding and for attracting additional resources.