WASHwatch is an online monitoring platform aiming to encourage and facilitate collaboration within the WASH sector to increase monitoring and accountability towards global water and sanitation progress.
Monitoring progress within the WASH sector is essential to ensure that globally, regionally and nationally we are all on track to achieve the goal of reaching everyone everywhere with water and sanitation by 2030. Monitoring allows us to hold governments to account, improve transparency and to continue advocating for change. It also allows governments to track their progress and gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within their country to inform better policy. There are often issues monitoring the commitments and progress within countries as datasets can be fragmented and accessing the right information to determine progress is often challenging. The resulting lack of accountability often means that progress towards universal WASH access is stalled.
WASHwatch aims to respond to these issues by providing an easily accessible information hub for the WASH sector that encourages greater focus on monitoring and accountability. We are a collaborative online platform that hosts information on institutional frameworks, commitments, budgets, access figures and coordination mechanisms in the WASH sector.
WASHwatch gathers up-to-date and reliable data and information in one public and easily accessible place. With this collated knowledge, CSOs can plan and implement campaigns and policies that make a difference.
WASHwatch provides a space where all sector stakeholders can share evidence on progress or underperformance towards commitments. With this collated evidence, we can identify progress made and hold governments and donors to account.
WASHwatch provides a space where all stakeholders can share their analysis of the sector and identify bottlenecks. We encourage collaboration and for WASHwatch to be a forum to connect NGOs working in the sector. With this shared in-country knowledge, you can help improve the development of SMART commitments and indicators.