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World Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure: Camdessus Panel





The World Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure also called Camdessus Panel, was active over the 2001-2003 period, and presented its final report "Financing Water for All" at the 3rd World Water Forum in Kyoto, 2003.

The Panel's objective was to address ways and means of attracting new financial resources to the water field. Concretely, members of the Panel tried to answer to the question: "How to find appropriate financial resources for the achievement of the two Millennium Development Goals for water access and sanitation?"


Constituted in late 2001, the Panel comprised 20 personalities with top-level experience in government, finance ministries, international development financial agencies, commercial banks, water companies, NGOs active in the water sector and a number of eminent independant professionals. 


The Panel held seven meetings over 2002-2003 in Paris, Manila, Washington, The Hague, Johannesburg and London.


The "Financing Water for All" report provides a review of the landmarks in the evolution of a consensus, the status on infrastructure and financing, the roots of the probem, and a full list of recommendations.


Geographically, the focus of the report is on developing and transitional countries of Latin America, the Carribean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Oceania and Central & Eastern Europe and the former Commonwealth of Independant States.





The report


Executive summary:

English (62 KB)

Japanese (1856 KB)

Full report

English (236 KB) "Financing Water for All"

Version française (514 KB) "Financer l'eau pour tous"

Hard copy

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