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World Bank: creating water and sanitation utilities fit for the future

UNICEF-2021-February-WASH Coverage in Ibb (3)

According to the World Bank, poor water and sanitation service delivery “frequently stems from a vicious cycle of dysfunctional political environments and inefficiencies in water and sanitation utilities”.

Climate change, water scarcity, the COVID-19 pandemic, population growth, migration and rapid urbanization further threaten the provision of high-quality and sustainable water and sanitation services, jeopardizing the possibility of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all.

To guide water and sanitation utilities to reinvent and strengthen themselves, the World Bank has developed Utility of the Future, a programme designed to help utilities transform their organizations and operations to provide high-quality services.

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