UN Sustainable Development Goal progress report is misleading and should be withdrawn

End Water Poverty is appalled by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals latest progress report submitted to the General Assembly. Goal 6 specifically for all...

Posted by End Water Poverty - June 14th 2017

289,000 children die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH 

The number of children under the age of 5 dying from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH is now estimated to be 289,000. This is a decrease of 26,000 deaths...

Posted by Amy Keegan (WaterAid) - June 13th 2017

WASHwatch Data Survey Results

In April we conducted some research to allow us to better understand how people are using WASHwatch and data in their work. The aim of this was to provide...

Posted by WASHwatch team - May 30th 2017

Playing our part: WaterAid prepares for the Sanitation and Water for All high-level meetings

The Sanitation and Water for All high-level meetings late this month are an opportunity to drive progress towards reaching everyone everywhere by 2030. In the lead up...

Posted by Ibrahim Musah (WaterAid) - Apr 11th 2017

Combining Two Powerful Platforms for Unprecendented Impact: WPDx and WASHwatch 

For years, WASHWatch has served as the go-to source for tracking global progress towards water, sanitation and hygiene access. This information hub serves as a key...

Posted by Brian Banks (Water Point Data Exchange) - Apr 3rd 2017

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ..

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

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

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