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Strengthening Monitoring in the WASH Sector: WASHwatch

Posted 15 Dec 2016 by Amy Keegan

Monitoring progress within the water, sanitation and hygiene (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. Amy Keegan, Policy Officer for Monitoring and Accountability at WaterAid, introduces the relaunch of WASHwatch, the collaborative monitoring platform set up by WaterAid.

Monitoring allows citizens 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.

Read the full article on WASHwatch >

Amy Keegan is Policy Officer for Monitoring and Accountability at WaterAid and tweets as @amy_keegan.

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