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2017 Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High-level Meetings - Finance Ministers’ Meeting
April 20, 2017Washington DC

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.



§  Sanitation and Water for All. How Can the Financing Gap Be Filled? - World Bank Water Paper

§  Sanitation and Water for All : Priority Actions for Sector Financing - World Bank Water Brief

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§  Making more Efficient and Effective use of existing financial resources, Jerson Kelman, CEO, SABESP, 2017 Finance Ministers’ Meeting

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§  Easing the transition to increased domestic private finance, Laurence Carter, Senior Director, Infrastructure, Guaranties, and PPP, World Bank, 2017 Finance Ministers’ Meeting

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§  State of efficiency in the WASH sector: Status quo is not an option, Jyoti Shukla, Director, Water Global Practice, World Bank, Washington DC, 19th April 2017


Country Profiles

§  SWA Collaborative Behaviour Country Profiles 2017


Opening Remarks (watch here) 


  • Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President 
  • Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General 
  • Jabulile Mashwama, Minister of Natural Resources and Energy, Swaziland 
  • Matt Damon, Co-founder of Water.org

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SWA 2017 HLM Finance Ministers' Meeting - 20 April 2017