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6b - To have budget allocations represent a minimum of 0.5% of GDP for sanitation and hygiene.
Decided at AfricaSan 2013 as part of the eThekwini Declaration.

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1. What percentage of GDP is allocated for sanitation and hygiene?
Less than 0.1%
Between 0.1 - 0.49 %
Equal to or greater than 0.5%
× 100%

Government Spending Watch Progress Report

Page 38 - 40 of this report provides an overview of eThekwini committed countries spend on WASH.

Nigeria 6b: AMCOW AfricaSan Process

The AMCOW AfricaSan Task Force Sub-Committee on AfricaSan Action Plans and eThekwini Monitoring spearheads processes for eThekwini scoring. National stakeholders manage a process to agree updated scores. There is an on-going process of country preparations. During preparations held August 6, 2013, the following comments were attached to the score:"There is no one lead government agency taking all aspects of sanitation and hygiene, but there is a national coalition group (National Task Group on Sanitation) coordinating sanitation activities in Nigeria. Therefore we are changing our rating from “Green” to “Amber”."* If you have access to materials to support this comment please send them to us ( to upload here.*Please note that this information was obtained through WaterAid’s participation in the AMCOW AfricaSan Task Force Sub-Committee on AfricaSan Action Plans and eThekwini Monitoring.

    AfricaSan West Africa Regional Meeting Report

    The attached meeting report provides a summary of proceedings from the The AfricaSan West Africa Regional Meeting 2013: Reviewing Sanitation Action Plans and eThekwini Monitoring. The purpose and focus of the sub-regional meeting was to bring countries together at a mid-point between AfricaSan conferences. In preparation for the upcoming 4th AfricaSan conference, countries reviewed progress on their Sanitation action plans, reviewed progress on the eThekwini commitments, agreed the 2012/3 monitoring baseline and had the opportunity for peer learning and knowledge sharing with other countries within their region.

    eThekwini Monitoring Data - 2013 Baseline

    This is an excel download of eThekwini scores presented in WASHwatch. These scores are the baselines for the 2015 update, which were agreed at four regional meetings in 2013. The reports of these meetings are shared in other comments on this page. The scores will be updated shortly before the Africasan 2015 conference, based on country updating processes. If you feel these baseline scores should be changed as part of that process, please a) leave a comment here explaining your view and b) engage with your national process (you can contact us to help find details).