Agenda 2030: National Context Assessment

Posted on 14/11/16 by End Water Poverty SDGs Task Team.

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, involving a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society, from the planning stage. Civil society must be in a position to make sure this happens and to make the most of opportunities presented by the Global Goals at the national level.

To this end the End Water Poverty SDGs task team has developed a ‘National Context Assessment’ checklist so that WASH civil society and others can capture information about how this process is being taken forward at the national level to support tailored advocacy plans.

This assessment checklist has now been launched online, and is live for you to add your insights and perspectives on what is happening in your country.

We need to hear from YOU!

Complete the national context assessment today to provide us with insight from your country. 

The context assessment can also be downloaded and printed from the version attached for your use in offline discussions such as workshops or events. Attached are also versions of the checklist in French and Spanish. Please fill them out and email your responses to

This national context assessment is one mechanism through which WASH civil society actors and others can capture and share information about how this process is being taken forward at the national level to support action in the following areas: 

Transparency and knowledge sharing: This is vital to ensure civil society have credible, up-to-date information, often from several different sources to inform effective participation in national implementation processes, and identify gaps where this is not happening. 

Identifying gaps: If you do not have all the information necessary to complete this national context assessment, your input into this process is still useful as will highlight gaps and blockages in knowledge and participation in processes. 

Advocacy: The information collated and shared via these national context assessments can then be used to inform evidence-based advocacy plans to influence Agenda 2030 implementation, how and where to influence government and ongoing processes, and identify gaps in capacity that may exist and how to overcome these. 

More details about how to access the information collated from this national context assessment tool and other resources to support national level advocacy around implementation of WASH-related aspects of Agenda 2030 can be found once the process has been completed.

A note on how your information will be used:
The information you share as part of this national context assessment will be made publicly available in support of the objectives outlined above. You will then be able to see if other responses about your country have been submitted. By completing this national context assessment you agree that the information you provide can be shared publicly and attributed to you.

If you have any questions about how your information will be stored and used, please contact 


End Water Poverty (EWP) is a global civil society coalition campaigning to end the WASH crisis and a key partner of WASHwatch. They tweet as @EndWaterPoverty


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