01 Jul '11, 2pm

Time To Put Ego Aside & Fund Un-Sexy But Uber-Sustainable Sanitation Projects

Time To Put Ego Aside & Fund Un-Sexy But Uber-Sustainable Sanitation Projects

The original article states, citing comments from the World Bank and WaterAid: Aid to give people in developing countries access to clean water and sanitation has been shrinking as a proportion of global aid budgets, new research has shown, with the result that more than a billion people will not get the help they were promised by rich countries under the millennium development goals. Instead, donors are restricting aid to "sexier" projects such as schools and hospitals - even though the benefits of those are diminished if their recipients have no clean water or toilets. Because of this the MDG of halving by 2015 the number of people without access to basic sanitary facilities will be missed "by a long way." The Guardian piece goes into all sorts of logistical reasons why donor aid has shifted and what it will mean for the health and human development of those people remai...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/put-ego-aside-fun...

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