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  • Mineral rights to human rights: mobilising resources from the extractive industries in Ghana

    Women collecting water
    Posted 31 Jul 2017 by Abdul-Nashiru Mohammed, John Garrett

    A new report from WaterAid and Oxford Policy Management (OPM), Mineral rights to human rights shows the pressing need to channel more financial resources into Ghana’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Abdul-Nashiru Mohammed, Country Director at WaterAid Ghana, and John Garrett, WaterAid’s Senior Policy Analyst for Development Finance, explain the major challenge this represents for the Government and the country’s development partners.

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  • From mineral rights to human rights: the extractive industries and the WASH Sector in Timor-Leste

    Francisco, 8, outside a WaterAid latrine, Boroluli, Timor Leste.
    Posted 25 Apr 2017 by John Garrett

    Many countries rich in natural resources are among the least developed and struggling to meet development and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) targets. John Garrett, WaterAid’s Senior Policy Analyst for Development Finance, presents a new report analysing Timor-Leste’s extractive industries’ contribution to national wealth, through the lens of funding for WASH.

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  • Releasing the flow: effective financing for water, sanitation and hygiene in Africa

    Kapina smiles as she collects clean water from a tapstand, Ethiopia, 2012.
    Posted 9 Dec 2015 by John Garrett

    WaterAid’s new report 'Releasing the Flow' concentrates on capacity to use available funds for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda. John Garrett, WaterAid’s Senior Policy Analyst for Development Finance, discusses the factors the report suggests are key to WASH sector success.

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  • Why international aid is essential to the success of the Global Goals

    Fara collects dirty water in Fenoarivo, Madagascar.
    Posted 22 Oct 2015 by John Garrett

    The Global Goals have been agreed – now we must ensure they can be funded and realised. John Garrett, WaterAid’s Senior Policy Analyst for Development Finance, discusses the vital support foreign aid will provide.

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