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      Mozambique Public investment in water and sanitation sector and the targets of the SDG6

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      UCL Open: Environment Preprint
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      Mozambique, SGD6, Access to water and Sanitation, Public Investment, Water

            Revision notes

            Dear Editor,

            Thank you again for your comments. Please find below the answers.

            1. please clarify in the text why Family Budget Survey is abbreviated as IOF instead of FBS

            The name in extension I kept in English and the acroynm in Portuguese. My understanding is that this guarantees some originality of the documents and institutions that are referenced in the study. My understanding is that this guarantees some originality of the documents and institutions that are referenced in the study. But if it is not accepted, I can make the changes to English. I added footnote 2 to explain the reason for this model.

            2. comment no.15 from Alfred Opere: The response “The data in this study shows that when investment increases, access to water and sanitation also increases” should be included in the paper because it is much more compact and clear as a finding that the last sentence which is included just above Table 2. It can be added as an additional sentence


            3. Comment no.4 from Seynabou: The author should include the response (on exclusion of the private finance) as a caveat to the objective of the study in the introduction section.

            Done. It's in the last paragraph of the introduction.


            Many developing countries may not reach targets of providing access to safe water sources and sanitation services for all by 2030. Access to these services is a fundamental requirement for the well-being of individuals and the development of nations. A little over half of Mozambique´s population has access to safe water sources. In contrast, access to sanitation services has not kept pace with the progress made in water access. In this article, based on data from the General State Account of Mozambique, which includes the description of annual investment made by the Government and using the results of the Household Budget Surveys, it is shown that if the average percentage values of public investment of 2009 to 2021 be the same in the following years in the water and sanitation sector it will not reach the goals of sustainable objective number 6 in 2030.


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            UCL Open: Environment Preprint
            UCL Press
            30 October 2023
            [1 ] Faculdade de Ciências da Terra e Ambiente, Universidade Pedagogica, Maputo, Mozambique;
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            This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

            : 28 February 2023
            : 17 November 2023

            The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available in the repository: https://www.mef.gov.mz/
            Social & Behavioral Sciences,Economics
            Mozambique, SGD6, Access to water and Sanitation, Public Investment,Water


            2023-11-22 04:32 UTC
            2023-11-22 04:31 UTC

            Date: 17 November 2023

            Handling Editor: Dr Dan Olago

            Editorial decision: Accept. This revised article has been accepted following peer review and it is suitable for publication in UCL Open: Environment.

            2023-11-17 14:23 UTC

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