WSSCC is pleased to announce the availability of the draft preliminary findings of the Global Review on National Accountability Mechanisms for Goal 6. The six-page document, released at last the World Water Forum in Brazil last week, can be downloaded at this link.
The findings come from a study – initially announced in November 2017 – led by civil society organisations in 27 countries under the umbrella of End Water Poverty, Watershed empowering citizens Consortium, Coalition Eau and WSSCC. The study investigated the nature of the existing national accountability mechanisms as well as the challenges and the opportunities.
The objective of the full study was to conduct an in-depth inclusive analysis and produce a comprehensive report on country-level accountability mechanisms, assessing their strengths, limitations and effectiveness. This report will be launched prior to the High Level Political Forum in July 2018, where Sustainable Development Goal 6 on Water and Sanitation will be reviewed, with the aim of strengthening and building the capacity of national CSOs when advocating for improved accountability mechanisms.
The goal is to have a much needed conversation in-country between national governments and other relevant stakeholders. This will improve existing accountability mechanisms, ultimately speeding up the delivery of safely managed services for the most marginalized and vulnerable.
The preliminary findings include key recommendations for governments, civil society organizations, development partners and UN agencies.
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