Facts and Figures

Corruption in the water sector can raise the investment costs of achieving water- and sanitation-related MDG targets by almost 50 billion dollars.

  • According to the Global Corruption Report 2008, corruption in the water sector can raise the investment costs of achieving water- and sanitation-related MDG targets by almost USD 50 billion. In some countries corruption siphons off as much as 30% of the budget. By diverting funds from investment or operation and maintenance, corruption reduces access to water.

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