Urban Environment

The Swedish Government has recently introduced a new instrument for provision of concessionary credits, called development loans, in which Sweden provides a subsidy (grant), to be combined with a loan on a commercial basis, for financing of the investment.  Under this scheme, Sweden recently signed an agreement with ADB on the City Region
Development Project, with support to poverty related investments in the area of urban environment. In the sector water and sanitation, two projects started 2012, Water Aid´s Promoting Environmental Health for the Urban Poor, with 41 MSEK and the World Bank´s Water and Sanitation Programme, with 8 MSEK.