Private sector and water supply, sanitation and hygiene

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Nathaniel Mason, Mariana Matoso and William Smith
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The private sector, from large companies to small to medium enterprises (SME's) can support development in Water, Sanitation and Health. Their support is much needed to reach the SDGs, as public organisations cannot ensure the needed change alone. The private sector can contribute in terms of financing, providing innovation and efficiency, and direct their services to the areas in need.

In this report, ideas are pitched on what kind of opportunities exist for the private sector, and what is needed to support both the large and small enterprises.

What is an especially inspiring is section 2.2, where the trends in water and sanitation are described (page 16 to 22).