Innovation and partnerships to unlock finance for water security
Germany, with the support of other international partners, including the Government of the Netherlands and the European Union, is establishing a highly transformative approach to addressing the global access gap to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH): the Urban Water Catalyst Initiative (UWCI).
Implemented through a global grant facility, UWCI will provide tailored support to reform-minded utilities selected on a competitive basis through technical assistance and operational finance offerings. At the same time, a loan and guarantee window will offer direct corporate loans for infrastructure investment and guarantees to support local commercial financing. This will help to close the SDG 6 financing gap by: