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Policy Brief - Financing Water Security for Economic Growth in Africa


The African Union Summit of Heads of State at Sharm El Sheikh in 2008 agreed on several key conclusions:

• the importance of making the case for investing in water infrastructure by demonstrating its benefits to national economies;

• the urgency of preparing national plans for the development of water infrastructure, containing estimates of cost, indications of phasing, and other aspects of implementation;

• the need to prepare financing strategies and develop all feasible sources of funding for this infrastructure. This Policy Brief contains suggestions about how these Ministerial conclusions can be translated into policies implemented by African Governments.

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