OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development Financing Quiz

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How many children in developing countries die every 15 minutes due to unsafe water and inadequate sanitation?

90 children

What is the main issue highlighted in the text?

Lack of access to safe water and sanitation

What percentage of the world's food is grown using water from aquifers?

10%

What is the impact of lack of water access in many parts of the world?

Distinguishes the poor from the non-poor

What is the quote from a farmer in Kenya regarding the importance of water?

Water is life and because we have no water, life is miserable.

Which age group is the most vulnerable to diarrhoeal diseases?

Children under five

What is the correlation between GDP and rainfall in Zimbabwe?

There is a negative correlation between GDP and variability in rainfall in Zimbabwe.

What investment needs per annum are projected for water supply and sanitation alone by 2030?

The investment needs per annum for water supply and sanitation alone are projected to double from $30 billion to $50 billion by 2030.

What is the estimated time to achieve full coverage at an annual growth rate of 15%?

Full coverage is estimated to be achieved in 2 years at an annual growth rate of 15%.

What are some of the special challenges posed by the WSS market?

The WSS market poses challenges such as limited number of developers/operators, generally low margins, complexity and risks in the contractual and regulatory framework, sub-sovereign risk, and limited pool of bankable projects.

What is the significance of the SDGs in relation to the financing challenge for water supply and sanitation?

The SDGs serve as a reminder of the financing challenge ahead, as they require a doubling of investment needs for water supply and sanitation by 2030.

How does the text suggest governments should address the priority of water investments?

The text suggests that governments must raise the priority of water investments, including through the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP).

What is the projected impact of the SDGs on the proportion of people without access to basic sanitation by 2030?

The SDGs aim to halve the proportion of people without access to basic sanitation by 2030.

What is the estimated time to achieve full coverage at an annual growth rate of 35%?

Full coverage is estimated to be achieved in less than one year at an annual growth rate of 35%.

What are the investment needs per annum for water supply and sanitation alone by 2030?

The investment needs per annum for water supply and sanitation alone are projected to be $50 billion by 2030.

What are some of the factors contributing to the finance challenge for the developing world and infant sectors?

Factors contributing to the finance challenge include limited number of bankable projects, sub-sovereign risk, and complexity and risks in the contractual and regulatory framework.

Test your knowledge about the OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development Financing and the challenges related to water and environmental infrastructure. Learn about the impact of water scarcity on people in the developing world.

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