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Progress on International Water Cooperation (SDG target 6.a)

ODA is a means for implementing all aspects of SDG 6, including through investments in other sectors such as agriculture and energy and education.

  • 8.7 b$ is the global amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received in 2020 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)

Available time series: 1995-2020
Number of countries (and areas) eligible to receive ODA according to the DAC List of ODA Recipients: 144 (2019)
Learn more about the indicator here
Read the latest progress report here  

SDG target 6.a is: ‘By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies.’

To track progress towards the target, indicator 6.a.1 tracks the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance (ODA) that is included in a government-coordinated spending plan. Currently, data are only available on the amount of ODA disbursed and committed to water and sanitation-related sectors.

Global status of indicator 6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements in 2005-2020

Millions of constant 2020 United States dollars (million 2020 USD)

Progress over time of indicator 6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements in 2000 - 2020

Status in different countries (or areas) of indicator 6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements in 2005-2020

  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Eastern and South-Eastern Asia
  • Central and Southern Asia
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Europe and Northern America
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand)
  • Northern Africa and Western Asia

Status in different SDG regions of indicator 6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements in 2020

Status of different components of indicator Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements in 2020

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes water sector policy and governance, water supply, sanitation, water sector policy, water resources conservation, river basins development, waste management/disposal, education and training, agricultural water resources and hydroelectric power.

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, by country (or area) and source, in 2015 - 2019 

Source data indicator 6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan

Country (or area), regional and world data for the latest year of reporting: 2015 - 2019

Country (or area), region, worldYearAmount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursementsAnnual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene
UsersGovernmentExternalRepayable
Afghanistan2018-2020140.2938
Albania2017-202048.536.597638
Algeria20203.01
Angola20204.61
Anguilla20130.01
Antigua and Barbuda20200
Argentina2017-202032.582491784472
Armenia202015.27
Azerbaijan2017-202048.6093191171
Bahrain20040.02
Bangladesh2017-2020273.85385337436
Barbados20100.35
Belarus20200.32
Belize20200.37
Benin2017-202042.543433
Bhutan2018-202012.383.506.636.93
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)2017-2020110.47242
Bosnia and Herzegovina2017-202022.221001941
Botswana2018-20200.0433914
Brazil2016-202024.441591017060.32885
Burkina Faso2015-202082.80185145313
Burundi202041.98
Cabo Verde20205.88
Cambodia2020197.73
Cameroon202082.22
Central African Republic2018-202015.316837
Chad202030
Chile20175.09
China2018-2020103.628470
Colombia2018-202023.88302751727
Comoros20200.34
Congo202033.86
Cook Islands20191.78
Costa Rica2017-20203.873242.611363
Croatia201010.19
Cuba202015.93
Côte d'Ivoire202015.04
Democratic People's Republic of Korea20200.16
Democratic Republic of the Congo202071.51
Djibouti202026.43
Dominica20200.62
Dominican Republic2020191.97
Ecuador202061.99
Egypt2020365.28
El Salvador2018-2020278.092450.5030
Equatorial Guinea20200
Eritrea20201.93
Eswatini202010.12
Ethiopia2020155.09
Fiji20202.61
Gabon2018-20200.80155.26
Gambia2018-20201.830.217.62
Georgia2017-202035.27567.4257
Ghana202069.51
Grenada20205.23
Guatemala20208.59
Guinea2017-202010.66226644
Guinea-Bissau20202.21
Guyana20202.45
Haiti2016-202030.185.576.5739
Honduras2017-202064.604424.50
Hungary201793522
India2020305.48
Indonesia2017-2020185.284.11764
Iran (Islamic Republic of)2018-20201.0918291094
Iraq202069.87
Jamaica2017-20200.381812.3781
Jordan2018-2020366.71459127
Kazakhstan20200.64
Kenya2016-2020196.231989334103
Kiribati20205.01
Kyrgyzstan2017-202024.43842.327.323.48
Lao People's Democratic Republic202073.98
Latin America and the Caribbean20201059.39
Lebanon2018-2020120.77400174355
Lesotho2018-20209.941733620.53
Liberia202024.50
Libya20200.01
Madagascar2017-202051.149.463.639.82
Malawi2018-202090.479.20200.5413
Malaysia20200.63
Maldives2017-202013.6839124
Mali2015-2020117.2419317381.12
Marshall Islands20203.65
Mauritania2017-2020601.45152558
Mauritius20209.37
Mayotte20091.53
Mexico20201.34
Micronesia (Federated States of)20201.66
Mongolia202032.81
Montenegro2017-202014.6761
Montserrat20190.01
Morocco2020282.48
Mozambique2017-2020132.43404.985768
Myanmar202097.19
Namibia20201.40
Nauru20190.17
Nepal2019-2020152.514634649141
Netherlands2016463858100
Nicaragua2020157.35
Niger2018-2020201.495.152441
Nigeria2018-2020131.9735438
Niue20200.01
North Macedonia202014.77
Oman20100.24
Pakistan2017-2020164.833326834078
Palau20203.76
Panama20202.98
Papua New Guinea202017.13
Paraguay2018-202021.573030
Peru2017-202016.8610561102281348
Philippines2017-202027.062496.14182
Republic of Moldova202025.06
Rwanda202046.49
Saint Helena20170.14
Saint Kitts and Nevis20110.02
Saint Lucia20200.36
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines20201.80
Samoa20200.84
Sao Tome and Principe20206.51
Saudi Arabia20070.63
Senegal2016-2020128.86210942290
Serbia2018-202036.33326146
Seychelles20170.20
Sierra Leone202032.71
Slovenia20020
Solomon Islands2018-202021.05120.387.238.87
Somalia202022.28
South Africa2018-20203.9633823922795
South Sudan2019-202025.751.0257
Sri Lanka2018-2020132.0238290223
State of Palestine2020151.29
Sub-Saharan Africa20202398.61
Sudan202032.59
Suriname20200.45
Syrian Arab Republic202035.57
Tajikistan202093.68
Thailand2017-20201.51470
Timor-Leste20203.90
Togo2017-20209.970.11261.60
Tokelau20050.03
Tonga20200.56
Trinidad and Tobago2010-20180.020.110.300.02
Tunisia2020292.57
Turkmenistan20200
Turks and Caicos Islands20030.06
Tuvalu20203.27
Türkiye202066.21
Uganda2018-2020167.651162574
Ukraine202035.96
United Republic of Tanzania2018-2020136.63560
Uruguay20170.73
Uzbekistan2020126.58
Vanuatu20206.45
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)20201.02
Viet Nam2020428.07
Wallis and Futuna Islands20190.01
World20208695.58
Yemen202051.97
Zambia2019-202068.869345209
Zimbabwe202018.05
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