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Demystifying the role of financing SDG6

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ImagePerhaps one of the most exciting developments coming out of the SIWI World Water Week in Stockholm at the end of August was the large number of sessions and debates around the financing issue.  In essence, the discussion on how we will collectively raise enough funds to close the financing gap was prominent in many discussions. 

It is worth noting that some progress has been made. The issue is now prominent in all the major policy discussions with stakeholders. There is an acknowledgement that domestic finance, rather than international resources, are key to addressing the issue. 

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Also learn more about OECD's conference "Closing the financing gap for water in line with SDG ambitions: the role of blended finance" (4-5 October 2018)



Joel Kolker

Global Lead for Water and Finance, World Bank

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