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27 August 2018

Report Launch: Global Review of National Accountability Mechanisms for SDG 6

Between October 2017 – March 2018, a study was conducted on national accountability mechanisms for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. This research was led by partners and members of organisations including Coalition Eau, End Water Poverty, Watershed Empowering Citizens Consortium, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) with the support of Sanitation and Water for All (SWA).


The study results are based on more than 1,000 survey responses, interviews and validation meetings with stakeholders working on water resources, drinking water and sanitation in 25 countries. Stakeholders included governments (national and decentralised), civil society organisations (CSOs), non-governmental organisations, development partners, UN agencies, research and education institutions, and think tanks. The representation of the private sector and trades unions in the study is limited.

The study evaluated the nature of existing national accountability mechanisms as well as the challenges and opportunities, identified gaps and made specific recommendations to different stakeholders to reach SDG 6.

The process and the results of the study aims to strengthen, in particular, the capacity of CSOs to advocate for improved accountability mechanisms. The report calls for civil society’s involvement in the decision-making processes and follow-up actions around progress towards SDG 6.

Such involvement would mark the start of deeper and much-needed in-country conversations between all stakeholders mentioned in this report. Learn more about how we can strengthen, in particular, the capacity of CSOs to advocate for improved accountability mechanisms by visiting the World Water Week session: ‘From Sector Coordination to Effective National Accountability for SDG6″ 27th August | 10.00 – 10.30 | Exhibition Hall.

If you can’t make it in person, then follow live or watch archived at Vimeo. Download the full report or its Executive Summarie here.

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