FDW - A decade of RVO management 2022
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In this report, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) programme team reflects on a decade of implementing Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) water projects in public-private partnerships (PPP). FDW aims to make a long-term contribution to water safety and security, sustainable economic growth, self-reliance and the fight against poverty in developing countries and emerging economies. It does this through collective initiatives between governmental organisations, the private sector and NGOs, as well as knowledge institutes in some partnerships. The focus is on improving access to drinking water, sanitation and solid waste management; realising efficient and sustainable water use, particularly in agriculture; and realising safe deltas and improved basin management.
Over the past decade, FDW has invested €150 million in 42 projects and partnerships in 24 countries, covering the 3 FDW sub-themes Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), including Waste; Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM); and Water Efficiency in agriculture. This executive summary includes a selection of the most important observations, recommendations and considerations, arranged according to the different topics discussed in this report. The report is intended as a reflection document to stimulate further discussion but also possible future replication and contextualising of lessons.