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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has allocated to (a) water, (b) sanitation and (c) hygiene programmes in each of the last three years; and how much such funding her Department plans to allocate in each of the next two years.
In each of the last three years, DFID’s spending on water supply and sanitation was £180m, £184m, and £170m respectively. Due to the integrated nature of our water, sanitation and hygiene programmes, we do not report on disaggregated spend between the three sub-sectors. The estimate of funds committed to water and sanitation on Devtracker for 2018-19 is £201.5m.
Our funding for programmes is based on the amount needed to achieve the results expected. We have committed sufficient funds to meet programme requirements for the next two years.