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Increasing Accountability for WASH Donors

Ahead of World Water Day we are excited to be launching our first WASHwatch donor profiles! Since 2012 WASHwatch has been working to bring together information from across the WASH sector... 

Posted by Amy Keegan (WaterAid UK) - Mar 21st 2017

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How does WASH help build resilience to climate change?

This week at WASHwatch we've published country level data from the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative. The country scores are calculated by measuring a country's vulnerability to climate change...

Posted by Hannah Crichton-Smith (WaterAid UK) - Feb 14th 2017

 

 

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ODA joy? What the new OECD data tells us about global financing for WASH

 Earlier this month, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation    and Development (OECD) released the official statistics for  international aid in 2015. Data on international aid is compiled by  the Development...

Posted by Stuart Kempster (WaterAid UK) - January19th 2017

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  Strengthening Monitoring in the WASH SectorWASHwatch Updates

Monitoring 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...

Posted by Amy Keegan (WaterAid UK) - December 13th 2016

 

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  Agenda 2030: National Context Assessment

The success of Agenda 2030, including Goal 6, lies in its timely national-level implementation. For this to happen, governments will have to ensure transparency and participation in implementation processes...

Posted by End Water Poverty SDG Task Team - November 14 2016

 

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Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Results

This disclaimer – so common on investment packages – should have been added to the SDG for water and sanitation as well. If we go by past performance, a large number of countries will not achieve universal water and sanitation coverage..

Posted by Stef Smits (IRC) - October 24 2016

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Changing Statistics: How we Report Official Development Assistance Data

Every six months at WASHwatch we carry out a statistical overview, updating all the statistics that are currently on the website and if necessary reviewing the...

Posted by Amy Keegan (WaterAid UK) - October 13, 2016

 

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Identifying the top ten countries in need of WASH financing

In order to encourage greater targeting of resources and ODA, we have selected the ten countries we believe to be most in need of development finance....

Posted by Amy Keegan (WaterAid UK) - October 5, 2016

 
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WASHwatch in SuSanA monthly webinar

WASHwatch was invited by the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) to host a webinar on “Collaborative monitoring, a prerequisite to achieve universal access to WASH"....

Posted by WASHwatch - May 26, 2016

 

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Sanitation and Water for All  (SWA) commitments -  July 2016 updates.

Since 2010, SWA partners have come together every two years to table commitments and report on their progress. But with the new SDG framework and the new SWA strategy,...

Posted by WASHwatch - April 22, 2016

 

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2016 Latinosan declaration: some concrete actions expected for 2017

Although they did not table country-specific commitments in the Lima Declaration, more concrete actions are expected to result from the Regional Meeting of Water and ...

Posted by Juan-Victor Seminario (WaterAid America) and Elisa Dehove (Wateraid UK) - March 23, 2016

 

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5 years into the Human Right to Water and Sanitation, where are we at?

Last time WASHwatch looked into the monitoring framework of the HRWS, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights was developing indicators, which would ...<

Posted by Tim Brewer and Elisa Dehove (WaterAid UK) - February 16, 2016

 

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Bhutan insightful Takeaways on monitoring SACOSAN -V

Reviewing the SACOSAN V commitments was a good opportunity for all the key WASH stakeholders in Bhutan to review the progress made towards achieving the country’s  ...

Posted by FAN South Asia - January 27, 2016

 

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SACOSAN-VI – a marketplace for ideas

Although it may sound a bit strange that WaterAid India needed to go to Dhaka in order to boost our ongoing national mission, it made perfect sense once we ...

Posted by Avinash Kumar (WaterAid India) - January 25, 2016

 

 

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Unpicking global health statistics

Occasionally, different estimates have been at the centre of intense debates. For example, the Lancet has published health statistics on WASH, which on some issues differed ...<

Posted by Fiona Gore (WHO) and Tim Brewer (WaterAid) - November 7, 2015

 

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Why has the number of children dying from diarrhoeal disease due to poor WASH significantly dropped

Last year, we estimated that over 500,000 children were dying every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. This year, we are estimating that in 2013, 314,824...

Posted by Elisa Dehove (WaterAid UK) - November 12, 2015

 

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Aid money for water and sanitation received per missing water and sanitation service

The amount of aid money for water and sanitation received per missing water and sanitation service is calculated as follows ...

Posted by WASHwatch - November 12, 2015

 

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WASH Monitoring and the Global Goals

Some insights on how the lessons learned from the MDGs have helped set the foundation for better monitoring and serve both national and global objectives in the next 15 ...

Posted by the GLAAS and JMP Teams - October 12, 2015

 

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The challenges of monitoring WASH in Health Care Facilities

Many health care facilities around the world lack access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Earlier this year, WHO and UNICEF published the first landscape review of WASH in .../span>

Posted by Dr. Margaret Montgomery / Betsy Engebretson (WHO Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Unit) with inputs from Ryan Cronk - October 19, 2015

 

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Monitoring water and sanitation beyond taps and toilets 

While the number of first time users for improved water and sanitation did greatly increase, the fact is that the entire story wasn’t being considered. Was the water at improved sources ...

Posted by Kate Medlicott and Betsy Engebretson (WHO Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Unit) - October 26, 2015

 

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Government spending on WASH

this series of guest blogs investigates the financing situation for water, sanitation and hygiene and asks how ambitious global WASH goals can be achieved ...

Posted by Jo Walker(Government Spending Watch) - September 2, 2015

 

 

  

 

  Strengthening Monitoring in the WASH Sector:           WASHwatch Updates

Monitoring 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...

Posted by Amy Keegan (WaterAid UK) - December 13th 2016