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Sanitation and water: Why we need a global framework for action

A report in response to the weak international response to the sanitation and water crisis

2008 Available in English and French

There is a global sanitation and water crisis and governments are failing to act.

This crisis is undermining all development efforts, causing one in five child deaths, slowing progress in education, burdening health systems and preventing economic growth.

This paper proposes a global framework for action including an annual review and meeting and a commitment to find the necessary resources to address the poor progress in the sector. This framework would seek to recalibrate development priorities and bring about a more rational allocation of resources.

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