Development finance statistics

Aid for water declines (DACNews June-August 2005)


DAC members’ bilateral aid for the water sector increased for two decades at an annual average rate of 9 %. A downward trend is observed since the middle of the 1990s. This reflects cuts in ODA in general, but in 2001-02 the trend in ODA reversed whereas aid for water continued to decline. In real terms, bilateral commitments were at their lowest level in 2002 since 1985.