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Sector Financing
SDG Costing Tool

WASH SDG Costing Tool

Year of publication:
2020
The WASH SDG Costing Tool can be used by countries that would like to calculate the investments needed to fulfill the SDG targets as well as the financing gap.
The Tool comprises a spreadsheet, accompanied by easy-to-use guidelines available for download in PDF.
Building block(s)
Sector Financing
Scope
Subnational
Subsector
Both urban and rural
Languages
English
French
Spanish
Portuguese
Organization responsible for the tool
UNICEF - United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
Detailed description of Tool

Created by UNICEF in 2017 and updated in 2020, this tool is useful to prepare the financial analysis for the Country Overview.

Countries which have not yet done their own costing of the SDG targets (6.1 and 6.2) can use the SDG Costing Tool to prepare their estimates. The Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Secretariat, working with UNICEF provides direct support to countries that may require additional assistance to work with the tool. SWA has also created a brief set of Guidelines available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

The updated tool is in the process of being translated. Click here to access the updated SDG Costing tool (Spreadsheet - 2020 version) 

You may access the 2017 tool here:

 - Download the tool (spreadsheet - xlsx file, 7.7MB): EnglishFrenchSpanishPortuguese

Download the English-language Guidelines by clicking the "Download PDF" button below.

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