Why should I care about measuring and monitoring? Well, if you don't measure before you make a change and monitor it over time, how will you know if your change is making a difference (positive or negative)?
While reviewing experiences with the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS), it is clear that there is a need to strengthen systematic, comprehensive, country-led processes which feed global monitoring.
In this blog on the UN-Water meeting that was held in Geneva last month, Joseph Pearce and Ton Schouten give an intriguing insight in the monitoring of the new sustainable development goal (SDG) for water. They argue that the SDGs, as they are now formulated, demand for strengthening national...
Universal coverage of water, sanitation and hygiene looks set to be included in the Sustainable Development Goals. What finally ends up in these goals will determine the agenda for the WASH sector for decades to come.