Addressing the shortfall

The urgent need for increased and better targetted aid to the water and sanitation sector.

Addressing the shortfall, commissioned by WaterAid and written by Development Initiatives, aims to complement UN Water's 2012 GLAAS report by putting resourcing of the water and sanitation sector - specifically the role of Official Development Assistance, or aid - under the spotlight.

In particular, it argues that donor countries should act with urgency to improve their support to those who face water and sanitation poverty on a daily basis though increased financing that is better targeted towards the world's poorest people who lack these essential services.