SWWW: Accountability for SDG 6
Global Review of National Accountability Mechanisms for SDG6: Launch event Launching the CSO study at the World Water Week. ‘Accountability is still not fully understood by the sector. There is a general lack of awareness of the legal obligations and the legal...
Published on September 9, 2018
SWWW 2018: Leave no one behind in WASH programmes demands a new mind-set
Dutch aid organisation Simavi presented the first results of a study on social inclusion in WASH programmes. The study reveals that in many areas in the world different minority or vulnerable groups are not yet included in WASH-projects. Development organisations...
Published on September 5, 2018
Report Launch: Socially inclusive WASH programming
A mapping study of social inclusive strategies and approaches in WASH programmes and projects of a selection of Dutch-based and international organisations active in the WASH sector. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) and Simavi (Watershed) invite you to...
Published on August 30, 2018
Global Review of National Accountability Mechanisms for SDG 6
This study was led by Civil Society Organisations in 27 countries under the umbrella of End Water Poverty, Watershed empowering citizens Consortium, Coalition Eau and WSSCC. It investigated the nature of the existing accountability mechanisms at national level, the...
Published on March 19, 2018
Strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations to influence policy and achieve SDG 6
Watershed empowering citizens is a strategic partnership of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IRC, Simavi, Wetlands International and Akvo. This brief document shares the work and direction of the partnership.
Published on March 15, 2018
CIVICUS’ secretary general writes: Toward an accountability revolution. Citizen participation and the SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be achieved without significant public awareness and engagement. It is citizens who will hold governments accountable to the promises they made in 2015, and we need to find innovative ways of raising public pressure...
Published on February 1, 2018
Taking lessons from Mother Nature
“If you do not yield to anyone’s advice, the world will teach you the lessons it wants you to learn,” my mother always said. Often, this was a cautionary tale and it usually came after realizing that no matter what she said or did, you would not...
Published on December 28, 2017
WASH and Water Security: Integration and the role of civil society
To include water security, WASH needs to work hand in hand in integrated approaches. Such integration requires new institutional arrangements, new framing of water issues and new partnerships with all relevant actors. However, this is easier said than done. This...
Published on December 21, 2017
Linking WASH and integrated water resources management: why and how?
Achieving sustainable WASH services requires problem-based approaches focusing on a specific watershed or municipality. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) will require closer links between WASH and integrated water resources management (IWRM). How...
Published on November 21, 2017
Newly wedded: lobbying for water and sanitation services while sustaining nature
The Watershed partnership’s integrated approach to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6. Twenty-five strategic partnerships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been working for over a year on their contribution to reaching the Sustainable...
Published on October 24, 2017
Social Accountability: An Introduction to the Concept and Emerging Practice
(authors abstract) This paper highlights the World Bank’s growing interest and involvement in social accountability initiatives, which derive from its core goals of promoting poverty reduction and effective and sustainable development. It addresses five...
Published on November 25, 2016
Discussions related to challenges of a shrinking space for civil society
Vice Versa – in collaboration with Partos, ActionAid and Both Ends – is currently organizing an online debate on the developments around civil society organizations, the importance of dialogue and dissent and the challenges of a shrinking space. In the...
Published on November 2, 2016