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.
DACNews from the OECD Development Assistance Committee
Aid Activities in the Water Sector 1997-2002
Aid for water supply and sanitation (February 2003)