European Union development assistance for drinking water supply and basic sanitation in Sub-Saharan countries
Special Report No 13, 2012
Improvements in access to safe drinking-water and basic sanitation are critical elements in meeting the Millennium Development Goals. The Court assessed whether EU development assistance for drinking-water supply and basic sanitation in six sub-Saharan countries is leading to sustainable results. It concluded that in general, equipment had been installed and was in working order. However, fewer than half of the projects met beneficiaries' needs and results and benefits will not continue to flow in the medium and long term unless non-tariff revenue is ensured. The Commission did not make good... use of its management procedures to increase the likelihood that projects will bring lasting benefits.
- Corporate author(s): European Court of Auditors Themes: Community finance , Africa, Caribbean and Pacific , Development aid
- Subject: aid system , audit , development aid , sub-Saharan Africa , water requirements , water supply