World Bank Report Finds $864 Million Water, Sanitation Investment Deficit in El Salvador, Honduras, Panama

23 Jun 2014 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WASHINGTON, DC, United States

El Salvador, Honduras and Panama have an annual investment shortfall of $864 million USD that they need to fill in order to meet their national water and sanitation goals, according to a report from the Monitoring Country Progress in Water and Sanitation (MAPAS) program.The MAPAS program is promoted by the Central American and Dominican Potable Water and Sanitation Forum (FOCARD-APS), with backing from the World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). It is designed to monitor progress in water and sanitation access, in order to help governments prioritize reforms in the sector.MAPAS recently published its first three reports, which analyze the major obstacles to water and sanitation service provision in three Central American countries, as well as the reforms necessary to transform available financial resources into quality, sustainable services for the poor...

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