Water and Sanitation Improving the human right to clean water and basic sanitation
PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW 2015
Access to safe drinking water and sanitation is crucial, not only for people’s health and wellbeing, but also for poverty reduction and economic development. Sweden promotes efficient, fair and sustainable water use and management as well as improved access to safe drinking water, basic sanitation and hygiene facilities. Sida’s financial support to the water and sanitation sector amounted to approximately SEK 778 million in 2015, accounting for around 4 percent of Sida’s total disbursements that year.