Developed Countries Funding NGOs

Extreme water poverty is not only a problem for the poor, it is everyone's problem due to the fact that it is causing overpopulation, and overpopulation causes increased global warming, increased number of refugees, deforestation, mass species extinctions, and many more issues.

 

With a united voice we ask and empower every developed country indexed as having 'Very High Human Development' by the United Nations, to increase or allocate enough funds for accredited NGOs to provide access to clean water for the 844 million impacted people. 

 

The cost of solution per victim varies depending on the location of the project and the NGO's project delivery costs. For example, WaterAid's cost is $30 AUD per person, Charity: Water is $30 USDLifeWater is $40 USD. For cost estimation we take we have estimated $50 AUD per affected person but ask governments to provide funding for a particular number of affected poeple.

 

The formula used to calculate number of affected people to support per developed country is:

 

Country Population in 2018  X  844 million (total number of affected people)

-------------------------------------------------------     (divided by)    --------------------------------------------------------

   1,449,799,419 (total number of people living in very high HDI Countries)

 

The cost per affected person is estimated at $40 USD. The formula to calculate Estimated USD Commitment is:

 

Number of affected people to support X $40 USD

 

We ask that funds be paid to international NGOs through EssentialNeed.org or directly in stages, or per project, aimed to provide access to clean water for their dedicated number by the end of the year 2030. The accredited NGOs are listed further down the page.

 

HDI Rank

HDI

Country

Population (2018)

Number of affected people to support

 Suggested Commitment in USD

1

0.953

Norway

              5,384,669

                3,134,682

$ 125,387,294

2

0.944

Switzerland

              8,586,596

                4,998,683

$ 199,947,301

3

0.939

Australia

            24,987,385

              14,546,394

$ 581,855,743

4

0.938

Ireland

              4,835,130

                2,814,768

$ 112,590,740

5

0.936

Germany

            82,396,844

              47,967,281

$ 1,918,691,246

6

0.935

Iceland

                 339,742

                   197,781

$ 7,911,225

7

0.933

Hong Kong

              7,472,292

                4,349,991

$ 173,999,641

7

0.933

Sweden

            10,030,649

                5,839,337

$ 233,573,490

9

0.932

Singapore

              5,844,558

                3,402,406

$ 136,096,260

10

0.931

Netherlands

            17,117,485

                9,964,935

$ 398,597,410

11

0.929

Denmark

              5,768,160

                3,357,931

$ 134,317,257

12

0.926

Canada

            37,174,325

              21,641,015

$ 865,640,581

13

0.924

United States

          328,347,412

            191,147,280

$ 7,645,891,207

14

0.922

United Kingdom

            66,836,695

              38,908,948

$ 1,556,357,930

15

0.92

Finland

              5,555,267

                3,233,996

$ 129,359,835

16

0.917

New Zealand

              4,778,517

                2,781,811

$ 111,272,450

17

0.916

Belgium

            11,543,123

                6,719,823

$ 268,792,929

17

0.916

Liechtenstein

                   38,404

                     22,357

$ 894,275

19

0.909

Japan

          126,959,170

              73,909,217

$ 2,956,368,669

20

0.908

Austria

              8,759,608

                5,099,401

$ 203,976,055

21

0.904

Luxembourg

                 594,520

                   346,100

$ 13,843,981

22

0.903

Israel

              8,542,241

                4,972,861

$ 198,914,451

22

0.903

Korea (Republic of)

            51,282,847

              29,854,283

$ 1,194,171,340

24

0.901

France

            65,401,128

              38,073,234

$ 1,522,929,346

25

0.896

Slovenia

              2,081,665

                1,211,840

$ 48,473,609

26

0.891

Spain

            46,439,754

              27,034,879

$ 1,081,395,174

27

0.888

Czech Republic

            10,629,294

                6,187,838

$ 247,513,525

28

0.88

Italy

            59,242,307

              34,487,879

$ 1,379,515,165

29

0.878

Malta

                 432,892

                   252,008

$ 10,080,314

30

0.871

Estonia

              1,304,858

                   759,622

$ 30,384,897

31

0.87

Greece

            11,132,608

                6,480,842

$ 259,233,685

32

0.869

Cyprus

              1,195,484

                   695,950

$ 27,838,016

33

0.865

Poland

            38,052,176

              22,152,055

$ 886,082,202

34

0.863

United Arab Emirates

              9,639,943

                5,611,888

$ 224,475,518

35

0.858

Andorra

                   77,072

                     44,867

$ 1,794,697

35

0.858

Lithuania

              2,869,286

                1,670,353

$ 66,814,136

37

0.856

Qatar

              2,724,830

                1,586,258

$ 63,450,336

38

0.855

Slovakia

              5,450,516

                3,173,015

$ 126,920,606

39

0.853

Brunei Darussalam

                 437,688

                   254,800

$ 10,191,994

39

0.853

Saudi Arabia

            33,944,891

              19,761,001

$ 790,440,046

41

0.847

Latvia

              1,917,347

                1,116,183

$ 44,647,304

41

0.847

Portugal

            10,267,144

                5,977,013

$ 239,080,508

43

0.846

Bahrain

              1,619,061

                   942,536

$ 37,701,422

44

0.843

Chile

            18,291,919

              10,648,631

$ 425,945,257

45

0.838

Hungary

              9,666,074

                5,627,100

$ 225,084,004

46

0.831

Croatia

              4,147,918

                2,414,708

$ 96,588,335

47

0.825

Argentina

            44,968,404

              26,178,334

$ 1,047,133,348

48

0.821

Oman

              4,947,488

                2,880,178

$ 115,207,106

49

0.816

Russian Federation

          143,916,034

              83,780,647

$ 3,351,225,862

50

0.814

Montenegro

                 629,237

                   366,310

$ 14,652,400

51

0.813

Bulgaria

              7,004,043

                4,077,400

$ 163,096,004

52

0.811

Romania

            19,514,556

              11,360,389

$ 454,415,557

53

0.808

Belarus

              9,438,936

                5,494,872

$ 219,794,873

54

0.807

Bahamas

                 401,800

                   233,908

$ 9,356,307

55

0.804

Uruguay

              3,478,154

                2,024,806

$ 80,992,224

56

0.803

Kuwait

              4,226,254

                2,460,312

$ 98,412,465

57

0.802

Malaysia

            32,316,960

              18,813,302

$ 752,532,078

58

0.8

Barbados

                 286,892

                   167,014

$ 6,680,561

58

0.8

Kazakhstan

            18,529,167

              10,786,745

$ 431,469,809

           
     

 Total number of Citizens living in very high HDI Countries

 Number of affected people 

 Total estimated cost of water projects required

     

       1,449,799,419

            844,000,000

$ 33,760,000,000


NGOs

Governments are recommended to choose from the below list of International NGOs which may or may not have a local office in their country to undertake their funded projects. 

Alternatively, governments can choose other preferred NGOs considering their admin costs vs their impact per dollar and we can add them to the above list.

Whichever the case may be, we ask governments to make it mandatory for the participating NGOs to add the below details marked with * for every project on EssentialNeed.org for public information in light of centralised reporting, transparency, accountability, and cost comparison for better decision making. 

  1. Project location*
  2. Solution type*
  3. Life of solution*
  4. Number of beneficiaries*
  5. Project cost*
  6. Estimated total liters of water made available from the life of solution
  7. Project start, finish time
  8. Update on level of project funding (is the project already funded and/or requires more funding)
  9. Are there other project sponsors
  10. Project Manager contact details
  11. Implementing partner
  12. Is this project classified as an Urgent Project (Urgent Projects ensure the right direction to end water poverty)
  13. Are there local government involvements
  14. Other relevant/important information on nature of project – e.g. maintenance, employees, etc
  15. Contact detail of someone in the community (may be used for tourism purposes to boost local economy)

 

We use the information in (3), (4) and (5), to estimate the cost of clean water per beneficiary per day. For example, for a project that has the following attributes:

The cost of clean water for one day per beneficiary is:

Cost per day for all beneficiaries: $20,000 / 7,300 = $2.74

Cost per beneficiary per day: $2.74 / 200 = $0.0137

 

With this unit of measurement better decisions can be made, accountability can increase, transparency will shine, public’s trust will be strengthened. 


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