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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

EU development assistance for water sanitation projects

Next week, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) will present the report 13/2012, entitled ‘European Union Development Assistance for Drinking-Water Supply and Basic Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Countries’, which is a performance audit that intends to assess whether the Commission has managed EU development assistance for drinking water and basic sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa so as to lead to effective and sustainable results.
The Court examined a sample of 23 projects in six countries, which represent a significant part of the aid delivered to that region, to see whether project results had been delivered and were likely to be sustained over time.
Mr David Bostock, Member of the ECA, will present in a press conference (International Press Center, Luxembourg) the main conclusions and recommendations of the report.
The European Union provides development assistance for water and sanitation throughout the world, including sub-Saharan Africa. Safe drinking water and sanitation improve health, and thus lead to faster economic growth and reduced poverty.

Source:  European Court of Auditors