Improving the human right to safe water and sanitation
Water and Sanitation Brief
Portfolio overview on Sida’s work with water and sanitation 2016. 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 775 million in 2016, accounting for approximately four per cent of Sida’s total disbursements that year.