Global Programme Water - Strategic Framework 2017 2020

Global Programme Water - Strategic Framework 2017 2020
Global Programme Water
Strategic Framework 2017 – 2020
Global Programme Water - Strategic Framework 2017 2020
Table of Content

1. The Policy Context												5

2. Results and Lessons												9

3. Priorities and Objectives 2017-2020										13

4. Programme Management and Implementation									21

5. Strategic Steering												27

Annexes													28

 Annex 1: List of Acronyms											28

 Annex 2: Result Framework											29

   Component 1: Water Governance 									29

   Component 2: Water Solutions 										32

   Component 3: Water Voice										34

   Component 4: Young People and Gender Equality 								   36

Global Programme Water - Strategic Framework 2017 2020
1. The Policy Context

                                                                                                                                                                        Water cooperation works. Over the past 15               mentation of the global goal and the UN Human
                                                                                                                                                                        years, 2.6 billion people have gained access to an      Rights Resolutions. The same goes for breaking
                                                                                                                                                                        improved source of drinking water and 2.1 billion       down the barriers to and tapping into more sus-
                                                                                                                                                                        people have gained access to improved sanita-           tainable financing for water and sanitation. Good
                                                                                                                                                                        tion. Water connects marginalised people to the         water governance at global, regional, national
                                                                                                                                                                        mainstream economy and there is growing recog-          and subnational levels can only be enhanced if
                                                                                                                                                                        nition that access to water and sanitation are of       countries prioritise water on their national agen-
                                                                                                                                                                        key importance to end poverty, empower women            da and display effective leadership. It relies on
                                                                                                                                                                        and build prosperous and sustainable societies.         strong policy, legal and institutional frameworks;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                effective implementing organisations; adherence
                                                                                                                                                                        Water is a global issue. The water cycle is part of     to the principles of water integrity; inclusive,
                                                                                                                                                                        the global commons and water is a public good,          meaningful civil society participation; and the
                                                                                                                                                                        but it is unevenly distributed between countries.       availability of standardised data that enables ev-
                                                                                                                                                                        Water is vital to life and to sustainable develop-      idence-based decision-making, informed choices
                                                                                                                                                                        ment. It is essential to fostering rural livelihoods,   and investment planning. Progress in the water
                                                                                                                                                                        growing food, producing energy, supporting eco-         sector will require new types of partnerships.
                                                                                                                                                                        nomic growth and ensuring the integrity of eco-         Governments, the private sector, academia, civil
                                                                                                                                                                        systems. For all these reasons, the world has set       society and media must build bridges between
                                                                                                                                                                        itself an ambitious water goal for 2030, calling for    the worlds of government-led development and
                                                                                                                                                                        a collective effort to shape the early 21st-centu-      business from local and global levels and encour-
                                                                                                                                                                        ry sustainable development world order. It is with      age multi-sectoral approaches. The water sector
                                                                                                                                                                        this positive vision that Switzerland has long been     still faces large gender inequalities. Changing age
                                                                                                                                                                        committed to the cause of water.                        structures in many countries and the tremendous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                human resource gap in the water sector need to
                                                                                                                                                                        Pressure on water is rising. All over the world,        be addressed.
                                                                                                                                                                        the water sector faces rapidly growing challeng-
                                                                                                                                                                        es: population growth, migration, urbanisation,         The Federal Council's current strategic priorities
                                                                                                                                                                        industrialisation, climate change and agricultural      in Switzerland's international cooperation aim to
UN Human Rights to                                                                                                      2030 Agenda for                                 expansion are placing further pressure on water         reduce poverty and global risks, alleviate suffering
Water and Sanitation                                                                                                    Sustainable Development                         resources. Increased competition among differ-          and promote peace and respect for human rights.
                                                                        Global                                                                                          ent users results in overuse and pollution of sur-      The Dispatch on International Cooperation 2017
    Right-based approach supports                                                                                       Ensure availability and sustainable             face water and over-abstraction of groundwater,         – 2020 highlights the importance of sustainable
 authorities in their responsibility to                               Programme                                         management of water and sanitation
                                                                                                                                                                        which in turn creates public health risks. By 2030,     management of and access to natural resources,
      respect, protect, and fulfil the                                                                                  for all.
         provision of sufficient, safe,
                                                                         Water                                                                                          over 40% of the world’s population, will be liv-        including water, as a means to reduce inequali-
accessible and affordable water and                                                                                                                                     ing in severely water-stressed river basins. Apply-     ties, improve living conditions and create better
       sanitation for all people, and                                                                                                                                   ing the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation            prospects for populations in developing countries.
  empower people to exercise their
           rights and responsibilities.
                                                                                                                                                                        principles, 3.4 billion people lack access to safe
                                                                                                                                                                        water already today. Water scarcity has become a        The Global Programme Water (GPW) is a catalyst
                                                                                                                                                                        systemic global risk with complex effects on peo-       promoting policy changes and the implementa-
                                                                                                                                                                        ple's health and well-being, the economy, envi-         tion of innovative solutions. It is a bridge builder,
                                                                                                                                                                        ronment and society at large. In many countries,        positioning water and sanitation on the interna-
                                                                                                                                                                        water scarcity can pose a significant threat to na-     tional agenda, harnessing Swiss expertise to en-
                                                           Dispatch on International                                                                                    tional security and spur conflict in already instable   sure sustainable access becomes universal. As the
                                                           Cooperation 2017 – 2020                                                                                      and fragile regions.                                    “water tower” of Europe, Switzerland has gained
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                solid experience in the area of water manage-
                                          Sustainable management of and access to natural resources, including water,                                                   When the global water goal was adopted in 2015          ment and is aware of its responsibility to share
                                           are important means to reduce inequalities, improve living conditions and
                                                                                                                                                                        as a central element of the 2030 Agenda for Sus-        it. It is committed to bringing water and sanita-
                                                create better prospects for populations in developing countries.
                                                                                                                                                                        tainable Development, leadership at the highest         tion under the attention at the highest political
                                          Swiss Federal Acts on cooperation with developing and                                                                         political level was strong and coordinated. Now         level, prioritising it on international, regional and
                                                      transition countries 1976, 2006                                                                                   continued global leadership and adequate pri-           national agendas and advancing sustainable solu-
                                          Improve population’s living conditions, promote democracy and human rights.                                                   oritisation are necessary to accelerate the imple-      tions in partnership with others.

                                                              Swiss Constitution Art. 54
                                               Alleviate poverty, promote peace, conservation of natural resources

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Climate change
By 2030, over 40% of the world’s population,
will be living in severely water-stressed river basins.
                                                                                                                                                        Competition among different users

                                                                        Economic growth
                                                                                                         Producing energy
                                                Sustainable development                   Urbanisation
                                                                                                                                                                                       Agricultural expansion

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Growing food
                                    Public health

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sustaining rural livelihoods
        Population growth

    Threats to national security

Empowered women & youth

                   Water scarcity

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Access to adequate and
         Over-abstraction and                                                                                                                                                                       equitable sanitation & hygiene
       pollution of groundwater

                            Conflicts in instable and                                                                                                                               Integrity of ecosystems
                                fragile regions

                                                                                                                                                           Overuse and pollution of surface water


                                                                                                                            Connecting marginalised people to the mainstream economy

                                                                                                         Access to safe and affordable drinking water

     Benefits of water cooperation                                      Migration
     Links with other key global challenges
     Pressures on water resources
     Negative impacts of bad water governance                                                                                                                                                              © IUCN / Zoï Environment Network

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2. Results and Lessons

              The 2017 – 2020 strategy builds on the success             coming common practice in several African coun-
              of the GPW’s 2013 – 2017 strategy. It aims to ful-         tries. They often include the participation of social
              fil the vision of a water-secure world. Selected           entrepreneurs who can help decentralise gover-
              achievements and lessons:                                  nance to balance water supply and demand and
                                                                         improve water services. The adoption of tools and
              Advocacy for a global water goal: Switzerland, and         concepts for valuing water is increasingly wide-
              more specifically the GPW, has been instrumental in        spread, as are public-private-civil-society platforms
              advocating a water goal. The strong global impetus to      for water resources management that actively par-
              address the water crisis and achieve the water goal is     ticipate in decision-making. The GPW’s work has
              a unique opportunity for the sector. Switzerland’s role    proven effective in this rapidly evolving environ-
              in positioning a water goal that includes the entire       ment where new concepts, innovations and actors
              hydrological cycle at the centre of the 2030 Agenda        are constantly being introduced. This includes the
              for Sustainable Development is a key example of its        concepts of water stewardship and business diplo-
              advocacy and policy influencing. To maintain this influ-   macy, which encourage businesses to engage in
              ence, it is crucial to ensure effective coordination and   collective river-basin-level water governance and
              consistent messaging across the Swiss government, as       recent efforts to analyse and address the barriers
              well as efficient networking at bilateral and UN levels.   to more sustainable financing in the water sector.

              Implementing Human Rights Resolutions: The                 Water-use efficiency: measures are being ad-
              GPW maintained its policy-level support for the            opted widely, though they have not yet been
              implementation of the Human Rights Resolutions             mainstreamed into national policy and investment
              on Water and Sanitation, while at the same time            plans. Following a review of the GPW, it was decid-
              exploring innovative approaches at project level.          ed that water for agriculture will be addressed in a
                                                                         different form.
              Promoting Water Diplomacy: Standards of gov-
              ernance have clearly improved in some regions, de-         Involvement of women: is a key challenge to
              spite backsliding here and there. Global universal         increasing access to water and sanitation and im-
              conventions on transboundary waters and trans-             proving water governance. Through enhanced ca-
              boundary water platforms and frameworks have               pacity building and training, women can be drawn
              been adopted and are delivering in many basins             into the decision-making process and policy influ-
              thanks to strengthened river-basin commissions,            ence acting as agents of change.
              authorities or committees.
                                                                         Involvement of young people: maintaining a
              The security agenda that links water to armed              strong water sector also means that the tremen-
              conflict, peace and forced migration has gained            dous human resource gap must be addressed.
              prominence over the years and has been ad-                 Changing age structures in many countries must
              dressed through the launch of specific regional            also be taken into consideration. Building capacity
              and global “Blue Peace” initiatives that focus on          among the new generation of young water pro-
              water, peace and security interlinkages.                   fessionals will therefore be key. Efforts to strength-
                                                                         en their skills and capacities and keep them in the
              Global monitoring, analysis and advocacy: en-              sector will ensure that they become part of trans-
              deavours have become increasingly tangible and             generational decision-making processes and act as
              contributed to evidence-based decision-making              future agents of change.
              and informed dialogue. However, the need for
              better and more standardised water-quantity and            Keeping Switzerland’s role as a recognised in-
              -quality data remains. The global integrated mon-          ternational player in the water sector: In recent
              itoring initiative for SDG 6 and the current data          years and with the support of all Swiss and other
              revolution that provides access to more real-time          actors, it has gained credibility by not only contrib-
              information need to be harnessed to improve deci-          uting, but also shaping and influencing the interna-
              sion-making around sustainable water use.                  tional water debate through its knowledge, innova-
                                                                         tions and actions. Thematic expertise and a dynamic
              Innovative service delivery models and pri-                water network within SDC since 2009 (RésEau) have
              vate sector involvement: decentralised, low-cost           further contributed to this, for example by annual
              and people-centred models are working and be-              global face-to-face meetings and regional activities.

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Implications for the strategy 2017 - 2020:

     1. Concentrating resources on selected the-           water, water quality, water steward-ship) and in-
     matic niches: During the period 2017 – 2020,          ternational initiatives and water trust funds that
     the GPW will concentrate on where it can make         the GPW will be partnering with. The Global Pro-
     the most effective contributions. This includes       gramme Food Security is one of the several glob-
     its continuous advocacy for accelerating the im-      al programmes that the GPW will seek enhanced
     plementation of the Human Rights Resolutions          collaboration with.
     on water and sanitation and progress towards
     achieving the global water goal (SDG 6), which        3. Ensuring sustainable access to water re-
     is to be supported by a coherent global wa-           sources in a comprehensive approach: this de-
     ter-governance system. The GPW will also con-         pends not just on the water and sanitation sector,
     tinue its work on water diplomacy. Building on        but requires integrating and partnering with as-
     past achievements and taking into consideration       sociated fields such as health, education, gender
     emerging trends, the GPW aims to contribute to        equality, energy, industry, trade, security, agricul-
     new concepts and models of more sustainable fi-       ture, nutrition, social development, environment,
     nancing, to focus on water quality and pollution,     climate change and finance. Aspects of good
     the role of the private sector (water stewardship,    water governance and integrity are to be further
     business diplomacy, social entrepreneurship),         mainstreamed into SDC’s initiatives and this must
     innovative technological solutions for the pro-       be advocated among partners. Interventions in
     duction of more and better data, and a special        fragile contexts, conflict sensitivity and the pre-
     focus on women and young people. The needs            vention of violence must be further integrated
     and rights of the most vulnerable, e.g. those who     into the water programmes and partnerships.
     do not have or have limited access to safe water
     and sanitation or are jeopardized of not having       4. Expertise and powerful coalitions: togeth-
     sufficient access to safe water in the future, will   er with all Swiss and other partners the GPW will
     receive particular attention.                         prioritise water and sanitation on the internation-
                                                           al agenda and ensure that the water voice opti-
     2. Water in Agriculture: the water in agricul-        mally influences the international dialogue, and
     ture cluster that was part of the 2013 – 2017         mobilise innovative Swiss entrepreneurship and
     strategy will be integrated into other relevant       research. This will also boost the activities of the
     programmes (e.g. nature-based solutions for           SDC water network (RésEau).

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3. Priorities and Objectives 2017-2020

                                                           Vision: A water-secure world
      Where people have the capacity to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of acceptable-quality water; have
     access to adequate and equitable sanitation in order to sustain livelihoods, human well-being and socio-economic develop-
      ment; ensure protection against waterborne diseases and water-related disasters; and preserve ecosystems in a climate of
                                                     peace and political stability.

                Influencing policies
                       and building                                   Young People &                              Innovation
                      institutions in                                                                                    Strategies and
                                                                      Gender Equality
                  combination with                                                                                       operations promote
               strategic operations.                                 Empower women and                                   innovative approaches
                                                                    young people as agents                               and technologies.
                                                                         of change.

                                          Water Governance                                       Water Solutions
                                         Strengthen good water          Components            Innovative solutions for
                                         governance and ensure                                  the valuing of water,
                                        equitable and sustainable                              sustainable financing,
                                          water management.                                  technologies, sustainable
                                                                                                 service delivery and
                                                                                                 water management

                                                                        Water Voice
                                                               Switzerland as advocate for
                           Knowledge                           water and sanitation in the
                Action-oriented exchange                         international dialogue.                       Partnerships
                       and generation of                                                                       Leverage scale-up of
                       knowledge within                                                                        successful activities
                             Switzerland                                                                       through additional
                            and beyond.                                                                        funding, influence
                                                                                                               and coverage.

                 To contribute to ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

     Ensuring availability and sustainable man-                                  and actors are mobilized to position Switzerland
     agement of water and sanitation for all (GPW                                as influential player in the international dialogue
     Mission, aligned with SDG 6) requires good                                  prioritizing water and sanitation (component 3).
     water governance at global, regional and nation-                            Women have been identified as a specific target
     al levels (component 1) and solutions ensuring                              group not having access to and not being involved
     accelerated action in terms of more sustainable fi-                         in sustainable management of water and sanita-
     nancing, innovative technologies, and service deliv-                        tion and therefore need strategic support. Young
     ery and water management models (component                                  people, including young water professionals, will
     2). In a fragmented institutional water landscape                           be supported and empowered to address the tre-
     a strong and unified “water voice” prioritizing                             mendous human resource gap in the water sector
     availability and sustainable management of wa-                              affecting availability and sustainable management
     ter and sanitation is instrumental. Swiss expertise                         of water and sanitation (component 4).

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Outcome 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Outcome 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sustainable                                    Quality &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Financing &             Water                  Pollution
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Valuing Water          Solutions

Component 1                                                                                                                                    Component 2
Water Governance                                                                                                                               Water Solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Outcome 3

                                                                                                                                               GPW Mission Statement: The GPW supports the                   Environmental, Sustainable and Governance                      Leveraging
                                                                                                                                                                                                             key factors, universally known as ESG principles               Innovative
GPW Mission Statement: The GPW contributes             The GPW will:                                                                           acceleration of the implementation of SDG 6 by de-
to strengthening good water governance and                                                                                                     veloping innovative solutions for the valuing of wa-          (as developed by various partners at national
its defining components on the global, regional        • Continue its advocacy efforts to achieve a co-                                        ter, sustainable financing, technologies, sustainable         and international levels). Its modalities could
and national levels, both in the public and pri-         herent, inclusive global water governance                                             service delivery and water management models.                 take different shape and forms: first by support-
vate sectors. It ensures equitable and sustainable       system, including a UN platform for water                                                                                                           ing the international financial institutions and
water management, while prioritising access to           and sanitation supported by the design of an                                          The development and testing of innovative solutions           agencies in investing in a series of new products
water supply, sanitation and hygiene.                    efficient, transparent and accountable global                                         for the valuation of water, sustainable financing,            within their existing modalities and portfolios;
                                                         monitoring framework and a strengthened                                               technologies, service delivery and water manage-              second by aiming at blended finance (integrat-
Good water governance based on transparency,             UN coordination mechanism (UN-Water).                                                 ment models is a precondition for their uptake on             ing pre-feasibility studies linked to agreements
accountability, inclusive participation and ev-                                                                                                a larger scale. Innovation can contribute to meeting          of political nature, the development of new
idence-based decision-making on all levels is a        • Oversee the acceleration of the implementa-                                           the needs and rights of the most vulnerable people            forms of public driven financial incentives, and
precondition for enabling a society to implement         tion of the Human Rights Resolutions for                                              (Impact Hypothesis).                                          direct participation of the sustainable finance
effective water arrangements. Influencing and            Water and Sanitation by fostering synergies                                                                                                         community) in developing and implementing
steering global policy dialogue and the global           with other related rights: right to adequate                                          The solutions combine strong collaboration                    few pilots of transboundary investments agree-
water governance system towards good water               food, right to health (including environment                                          with local partners and a cross-fertilisation between         ments. Third by conferring a mandate to a new
governance at all levels will stimulate coopera-         health) and right to education (access to                                             global advocacy and tangible implementation on the            and dedicated fund that would coordinate and
tion to foster global commitments, accelerated           healthy, good-quality learning environments).                                         ground. To achieve the global water goal by 2030,             offer direct investments to projects, as it is today
action and targeted responses. It will contribute                                                                                              implementation needs to be accelerated. The GPW               the case for several vertical funds.
significantly to the achievement of the water          • Foster new types of evidenced-based dia-                                              will support two types of solutions to the water crisis:
goal and related targets of the 2030 Agenda in           logue, building trust and promoting sound                                                                                                        • Develop a water-quality programme focus-
order to ensure access to water and sanitation           decision-making in a context where water                                              Solutions through innovative approaches,                     ing on pollution that not only strengthens wa-
for the poor in a climate of peace and stability         is increasingly important in international af-                                        .e.g. testing new approaches: tools and concepts             ter-quality regulation, but also introduces mea-
(Impact Hypothesis).                                     fairs and foreign policy, particularly when                                           for valuing water and partnership models that                sures to prevent and control pollution; encourages
                                                         it comes to relations within transboundary                                            foster research, technology, knowledge transfer,             the design of new pricing systems under the pol-
More than ever before, good water governance             basins (water diplomacy); promote inter-                                              service delivery, water management and more                  luter-pays principle; focuses on models for safe
is critical: it affects the success and sustainabil-     national water law and institutional frame-                                           sustainable financing models.                                wastewater reuse; promotes better sanitation
ity of investments in the water sector and their         works at global, regional and basin level, e.g.                                                                                                    governance; and ensures better public health.
impact on population, society and the environ-           through river-basin organizations, as a con-                                          Solutions by upscaling: large-scale approaches
ment. The GPW helps governments, citizens                flict-prevention measure addressing surface                                           and leveraging, including via water trust funds,           • Place greater emphasis on knowledge gen-
and the private sector to use and manage water           and groundwater.                                                                      in partnership with other actors to accelerate the           eration and data sharing, by further advanc-
resources adequately to achieve the best out-                                                                                                  provision of water and sanitation for all.                   ing the development of new technologies, e.g.
comes for society, securing the rights of peo-         • Identify innovative tools and approaches to                                                                                                        people-centred approaches, development of
ple, ensuring meaningful participation in deci-          stimulate the creation of public and private                                          The GPW will:                                                mobile solutions, that empower users and en-
sion-making and creating and overseeing lasting          data-generation and information systems                                                                                                            courage them to contribute to policy advances
adaptive changes.                                        around surface and groundwater.                                                       • Contribute to the debate sustainable financ-               at national and global level.
                                                                                                                                                 ing and    water
                                                                                                                                                         Outcome 1 valuation by promoting anal-
                                                                                                                       Outcome 2
                                                                                                                                                 ysis andNew   Genera-
                                                                                                                                                            piloting new models and tools. Sus-           • Accelerate sustainable access to safe water and
                                                                                                                       Water                             tionFinancing:
                                                                                                                                                               of Water These include emerging
                                                                                                                                                 tainable                                                   sanitation by involving the private sector, at
                                                                                                                       Diplomacy                         Professionals
                                                                                   Outcome 1
                                                                                                                                                 concepts    such as blended finance, sustainable           global level and along the value chain, but also
                                                                                   Global                                                                                                                   locally by developing new types of decentralised
                                                                                                                                                 funding schemes and new models for financ-
                                                                                                                                                 ing risk assessment mechanisms. GPW will pi-               business models and promoting social entre-
                                                                                                        Water                                                       Young People  &
                                                                                                                                                 lot and test sustainable     financial mechanism           preneurship in close collaboration with local
                                                                                                      Governance                                                    Gender Equality       Outcome 2
                                                                                                                                                 of small scale on    clearly  defined topics  with         authorities. Models that shift the paradigm of
                                                                                                                                                 a potential for up-scaling. Water valuation:               pro-poor pricing and subsidies will be promoted
                                                                                                                                                 GPW will contribute to the debate on water                 so that services are available to all.
                                                                                                                                                 valuation, including nature-based solutions
                                                                                                                                                 for water, such as green infrastructure.                 • Scale up innovative service-delivery and water
                                                                                                           Outcome 3                                                                                        management models and technical innova-
                                                                                                           Evidence &                          • Sustainable finance for transboundary wa-                  tions by leveraging institutional partnerships,
                                                                                                           Data                                  ter infrastructure: there is currently a growing           including via water and sanitation trust funds
                                                                                                                                                 momentum towards the shaping of a sustain-                 and the private sector, while tapping into new
                                                                                                                                                 able financial system to be structured around              financial mechanisms and human resources.
                                                                                                                                   Outcome 1
                           14                                                                                                      Expertise &                          Outcome 2
                                                                                                                                   Network                              Multilateral
Component 3                                                                                                                                      Component 4
      Water Voice                                                                                                                                      Young People and Gender Equality

      GPW Mission Statement: The GPW enables                  The GPW will:                                                                            GPW Mission Statement: The GPW empowers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Outcome 1
      Switzerland and SDC to position themselves as                                                                                                    women and young
                                                                                                                                                                     Outcome 2people as agents of change        New Genera-
      influential players in the international dialogue       • Strengthen Switzerland and SDC’s thematic                                              who exert influence
                                                                                                                                                                     Water on the availability and sus-         tion of Water
      on water and sanitation. It ensures that avail-           expertise and network in water with a view                         Outcome 1
                                                                                                                                                       tainable management
                                                                                                                                                                     Diplomacy of water and sanitation          Professionals
      ability and sustainable management of water               to making coherent and relevant contribu-                          Global              and benefit from it.
      and sanitation are prioritised on international           tions to the international debate.                                 Governance
      agendas.                                                                                                                                         ByWater
                                                                                                                                                         establishing new and supporting existing net-                      Young People &
                                                              • Contribute to prioritising water and sanitation                                        works of young water professionals and enhanc-
                                                                                                                                                       Governance                                                           Gender Equality     Outcome 2
      Through powerful coalitions with public, private,         on the international agendas and positioning                                           ing their skills, the GPW attracts young talent to                                       Gender
      academic and civil-society partners and engage-           Switzerland in the international water dia-                                            the water sector and contributes to building a                                           Equality
      ment with strategic networks and organisations,           logue as a player who promotes sustainable                                             stimulating environment in which they can flour-
                                Outcome 1
      Switzerland can introduce the expertise of SDC            solutions while taking the needs and rights of                                         ish, kept in the sector and become future agents
2                               New Genera-
      and the knowledge andtion  skills
                                      of of Swiss actors in
                                         Water                  the most vulnerable into consideration.                                                of change.      Through powerful coalitions with
                                                                                                                                                             Outcome 3
acy   local and global debates      to  contribute
                                Professionals       to the                                                                                             partners
                                                                                                                                                             Evidence &engagement with strategic net-
      successful implementation of SDG 6 and wa-              • Mobilise Swiss knowledge, skills and pres-                                             worksData
                                                                                                                                                               and specialised organisations, the GPW
      ter-related targets, while taking into account the        ence, including through Geneva Internation-                                            encourages greater gender equality in SDC’s
      needs and rights of the most vulnerable      (Impact
                                            Young People &
                                                                al, to that end.                                                                       water interventions and the global water debate
      Hypothesis).                          Gender Equality      Outcome 2                                                                             (Impact Hypothesis).
                                                                                                                                                                                           Outcome 1
                                                              • Promote
                                                                 Gender the emergence of a new political
      Over the coming years, it will be crucial to bring        framework
                                                                 Equality    for business (business diplomacy)
                                                                                                                                                                                           Expertise &                         Outcome 2
      water and sanitation to the attention of deci-            by encouraging leading global companies and                                                                                Network                             Multilateral
      sion-makers at the highest political level, ensure        corporate networks to support the institution-                                                                                                                 Water
      they are prioritised on international, regional and       alisation of water governance at transbound-                                              Outcome 2
                                                                                                                                                             Water 1 Young People
                                                                                                                                                        Outcome                                             Outcome
      national agendas and advance sustainable solu-            ary, basin and other levels within a regulated     Outcome 1                                                                              Water Voice 2 Gender Equality
                                                                                                                   Sustainable                               Quality &
      tions in partnership with others.                         environment, taking into account affected                                               The contribution of young people to the sector is Gender inequalities place constraints on wom-
                                                                                                                   Financing &          Water                Pollution
                                                                communities. The development of new mod-                               Solutions        a major societal issue. Young people are import- en and limit their ability to participate in deci-
                                                                els, partnerships, programmes and business         Valuing Water                        ant future agents of change. Failure to develop sion-making around water. They are often isolat-
                                                                strategies, taking into account affected com-                                           their disruptive, creative and innovative po- ed from markets and lack access to technologies
          Outcome 1
                                                                munities, will create incentives for the private                                        tential (e.g. new technologies and social media) and training that could boost their incomes.
                                                                sector to improve water governance.                                                     will create transgenerational challenges. Young Outcome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3      capacity building and training, wom-
          Expertise &                        Outcome 2
                                                                                                                                                   Outcome 3        including young water professionals, Swiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                            en will be better equipped to use available in-
          Network                            Multilateral
                                             Water                                                                                                      will be trained and empowered to address the Knowledge
                                                                                                                                                   Leveraging                                               struments and institutions and act as agents of
                                             Dialogue                                                                                                   tremendous human resource gap in the water & change.
                                                                                                                                                   Innovative                                               Skills    It is imperative that women be empow-
                                                                                                                                                        sector affecting availability and sustainable man- ered to take part in water-related decisions on all
                        Water Voice
                                                                                                                                                        agement of water and sanitation.                    levels. This will increase their access to and pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ductive use of the resource and thus help tackle
                                                                                                                                                        The GPW will:                                       the root causes of poverty and gender inequality.

                                                                                                                                                       • Help develop an influential network and en-        The GPW will:
                         Outcome 3                                                                                                                       hance the capacity and skills of young and fu-
                         Swiss                                                                                                                           ture leaders by establishing and supporting a      • Systematically include gender inequalities as
                         Knowledge                                                                                                                       community of practice for young professionals.       part of analysis, implementation and mon-
                         & Skills                                                                                                                                                                             itoring of all SDC water & sanitation pro-
                                                                                                                                                       • Support youth-led initiatives and contin-            grammes and projects.
                                                                                                                                                         ued education on water issues worldwide,
                                                                                                                                                         incl. young/female social entrepreneurs and        • Support specialised institutions and strategic
                                                                                                                                                         young people in schools.                             networks that strengthen women’s voices in
                                                                                                                                                                                                              civil society and encourage their empowerment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Advocate gender equality globally by linking
                                                                                                                                                                                                              the implementation of SDGs 5 and 6.

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The GPW in the World

                                                                                      Projects at Global Scale

 Water Governance

 Water Solutions

 Water Voice

 Young People & Gender Equality   10   9        8      7        6   5   4   3   2 1
 Transboundry Basins/Aquifers
                                           Number of projects

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4. Programme Management and Implementation

              The programmes, projects and contributions of            applying the subsidiarity principle. Where the
              the GPW meet key global challenges and con-              Humanitarian Aid has a strong field presence it
              tribute to the reduction of global risks by focus-       nurtures the GPW with on the ground reality of
              ing on inequity and poverty. In line with the mo-        fragile contexts; where it is active in the same
              dus operandi of SDC’s global programmes, the             region, a coordinated response along the contin-
              GPW will maintain its three-pronged approach             uum approach is applied.
              of policy influencing (paired with institution
              building and strategic operations in Switzerland         Enhanced cooperation, synergies and coher-
              and globally), innovation (promotion of innova-          ence in the domain of SDC Global Coopera-
              tive approaches, concepts, processes and technol-        tion: The GPW will work closely with the other
              ogies in strategies and operations) and knowl-           Global Programmes: on efficient, sustainable use
              edge management (action-oriented knowledge               and management of water for agriculture (GPFS);
              exchange and generation, within and beyond               on adaptation to climate change that directly im-
              Switzerland). In addition, the GPW aims to lever-        pacts the water cycle, including glaciers, but also
              age partnerships (activation of leverage effects         water pollution (GPCC&E); on cross-cutting issues
              for large scaling-up through additional funding,         related to multilateral institutions and processes
              influence and coverage).                                 (GI); on prevention of waterborne diseases, taking
                                                                       into consideration the intersection of health, wa-
              Partners and Collaborations: To maximise its             ter, sanitation and hygiene (GPH); on issues of ac-
              relevance, influence and effect, the GPW engag-          cess to water for displaced people (GPMD). Work
              es with a wide range of partners in Switzerland          with the Global Programmes will be conducted
              and beyond (see Annex 5 Partners Landscape               through SDC networks, with joint initiatives at
              and Annex 6 GPW Scope and Geographic Orien-              global and/or regional level and through the vari-
              tation). Typically, these are:                           ous hubs of the SDC Global Cooperation.

              SDC units (South Cooperation, Cooperation                Swiss Federal Administration: The GPW as-
              with Eastern Europe and Humanitarian Aid):               sumes the Swiss interdepartmental thematic
              As SDC water network focal point, the GPW                responsibility for water and sustainable devel-
              bears the SDC-wide thematic responsibility for           opment through its leadership role of the Inter-
              water. The GPW takes stock of regional coopera-          departmental Committee of Sustainable Devel-
              tion projects in the field to enrich its global policy   opment on Water (IDANE-Water) as well as the
              dialogue and exert influence, while conducting           Blue Peace DFAE Group that ensures continuity
              its own global programmes, where possible with           between the different “Blue Peace” initiatives
              the Swiss representations/cooperation offices            and between “Blue Peace” initiatives and other
              abroad. In the future, the GPW will continue and         major water-security advocacies of the GPW and
              strengthen its partnerships with the South and           Swiss political divisions. The GPW works with the
              Eastern Europe Cooperation units on strategically        FDFA (political directorate, e.g. the International
              important regional programmes, based on jointly          Organisations and Human Security Division and
              defined priorities. Hence, the GPW complements           the Swiss representations) and with SECO, FOEN,
              SDC’s other operational units involved in water          FOPH and FOAG. The GPW supports Swiss repre-
              by focusing on the global dimension and glob-            sentations, Missions to the UN and IFIs around the
              al responses to major sectoral challenges and by         world to foster harmonised policy intervention.

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Swiss organisations and professionals that             Other development actors and alliances,                GPW communication aims to maintain awareness
complement SDC’s expertise. These include the          mobilised across all pillars of society: public sec-   of growing global water challenges and the relevance
AGUASAN group, a well-established community            tor (from national to local governments, pub-          of the GPW, to improve awareness of GPW activities
of practice for water-sector specialists, and the      lic-service providers), civil society (internation-    and results achieved, and to illustrate the functioning
Swiss Water Partnership, an interdisciplinary plat-    al and national NGOs, associations), research          of the Global Programmes it works with (innovative
form that brings together over 70 academic, civil      (academies, universities), private sector (domes-      projects, shared experience and policy dialogue).
society, public- and private-sector organisations.     tic and international) and financiers (large hedge     Communication activities target various groups (SDC
They allow for Swiss knowledge and expertise to        funds, major trusts, foundations, philanthropy,        staff, RésEAU network, sector professionals as well
be produced, verified, compiled and introduced         social impact and microfinance investors).             as Swiss media, general public and politics) through
into the sectoral debate or translated into innova-                                                           specific means, such as SDC publications and web-
tive solutions to global water challenges.             Scope and geographic orientation: The GPW              site, RésEAU shareweb, social media, press relations,
                                                       promotes innovative approaches and actions             interviews, events and newsletters.
International and global institutions that are         which can feed into global, regional and na-
highly relevant to the GPW’s objectives and have a     tional policy processes, while at the same time        Financial Resources: The indicative annual budget
major influence on the global water sector. It com-    encouraging the implementation and monitor-            of the GPW amounts to a total of CHF 30 million
mits time (as a member of the governance bodies)       ing of policies and norms at global and regional       for the strategic period. The projected financial re-
and funds (through core or earmarked contribu-         level, with a clear outreach to national levels. It    sources are distributed as follows between the four
tions) to specialised agencies, strategic alliances,   engages in rural and periurban areas and small         components: 40% for Water Governance and Wa-
thematic fora, operational programmes and global       towns. In addition to the global level, the GPW        ter Solutions each, 5% for Water Voice and Young
networks across the United Nations, Internation-       will target actions to selected geographic areas       People & Gender Equality respectively. Up to 10%
al Finance Institutions, regional and international    that face severe water scarcity (selected aquifers     additional resources are disbursed through small
organisations, the bilateral donor community and       and river basins). See Annex 6.                        project, network and general support. Ultimately,
the community of water practitioners.                                                                         the goal is to increase the budget for the compo-
                                                                                                              nent Young People & Gender at 10-15% in 2020.

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                                                                                      implemented by GPW
                                                                                  with partner organizations                                Other countries
                                                                                                                                            with water-related
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SDC Global
 Other development
 actors & alliances
                                                                                                                                    Knowledge exchange and taking                                                               Cooperation Domain
                                      Implementing and                                                                              stock from country specific policy                                                          with thematic interlinkages
                                      strategic partners                                            Projects                        and programme work (results,
                                                                                            implemented by                          experiences, lessons) to enrich
                                                                                           GPW with partner                         global policy dialogue and
                                                                                              organizations                         initiatives                                          Global Programmes                        Fostering cooperation, synergies,
                                                                                                                                                                                Climate Change and Environment                    and coherence on interlinked
                                                                                                                                                                                     Migration and Development                    thematic issues
                  Financiers                                                                                                                                                                       Food Security
    Funds, trusts, foundations,                                                                                                                                                                          Health
philantophy, social impact and
        microfinance investors           Public sector                                                                           Informing about the state of
                                         Governments and                                                                         the art in the global water
                                         service providers                                                                       sector debate, collaboration
                                                                                                                                 and knowledge exchange

                                                            Civil Society                                                                                                Global                                                                          SDC Bilateral
                                                            NGOs and                                                                                                     Institutions                           Cooperation                              Programmes &
                                                            associations                                                                                                                                 with Eastern Europe                             networks
                                                                                     Private sector                                                                                                                                                      with water-related
                                                                                     Domestic and                                                                                                                                                        components
                                                                                                                SDC Global
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Knowledge exchange and taking
                                                                                                                Programme Water                                                                                                      stock from country specific policy and
                                                            Research                                                                                      Humanitarian                  Thematic                                     programme work (results,
                                                            Academies and                                       - Policy influencing                               aid                  Networks                                     experiences, lessons) to enrich global
                                                            universities                                        - Innovation                                                                                                         policy dialogue and initiatives
                                                                                                                - Knowledge management
                                                             Investing time (member of governance               - Leveraging partnerships                                                                   South
                                                              bodies) and funds (core or earmarked                                                                                                     cooperation
                                                                                                                                             Informing about the state of the
                                                                                                                                             art in the global water sector
                                                                                                                                             debate, collaboration and
                                                                           Multilaterals                                                     knowledge exchange
                                                                      United Nations &
                                                                    Development Banks

                                          Institutions & platforms
  International and                           NGOs, multi-stakeholder                                                                 IDANE Wasser
                                            networks, foundations etc.
                                                                                              Research institutes
  global organizations
  having a major influence
  in the shaping of the
  water sector globally
                              Providing opportunities for                                              Swiss
                              major influence in the                                        Water Partnership                                                                                                         Fostering policy coherence and
                              shaping of the water sector                                                                                                                                                                coordinated activities, Swiss
                              globally                                                                                                         FOA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         water and security network
                                                                                                                                    Federal Office                                                                                                          Swiss Federal
                                                                                                                                   for Agriculture                                                                                                          Administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            entities dealing with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            water related
                                                                                                       AGUASAN                                                                                                                                              politics
                                                                                                                                                        FOPH                     FOEN                    SECO                     FDFA
                                                                                                       Community of Practice
                                                                                                                                                        Federal Office           Federal Office          State Secretariat        Federal Department
                                                      SMEs &                                                                                            of Public Health         for the Environment     for Economic Affairs     of Foreign Affairs
                Swiss organizations                   Start-ups
                and professionals
                completing SDC’s water
                                               Generating, validating, bundling and transferring
                                               knowledge and expertise towards innovative
                                               solutions for global water challenges and into the
                                               sector debate

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5. Strategic Steering

               The GPW is responsible for the continuous mon-         The components of the mechanism converge
               itoring of the portfolio with respect to its adher-    twice a year at the peer-review meetings in Bern
               ence to the strategic framework and progress           in the presence of all project managers and imple-
               towards expected results. This is done through         menters. The high-quality assurance and peer-re-
               annual programme and project monitoring and            view mechanism has been successfully applied
               reporting, but also through periodic thematic im-      since 2011.
               pact evaluations on water. A peer-review mech-
               anism ensures the relevance, insight, coherence        The GPW portfolio entails a series of noticeable
               and influencing power of the GPW portfolio in          risks. Non-adoption by national policy makers
               view of an efficient and effective implementa-         and other stakeholders is the most important risk
               tion of its strategic framework. This includes:        for policy and norm setting at the international
                                                                      or regional level. Lobbying and coordination with
               • A panel of high-level thematic experts who           SDC’s partners in priority countries at the national
                 guide initiatives in order to increase their rele-   level can increase effectiveness. Result and impact
                 vance, quality and effectiveness, and achieve        measurement will be challenging as attribution
                 expected results;                                    and causality are difficult to prove. Cost ineffi-
                                                                      ciency is occasionally an issue when working with
               • Cartographic support: a forum for exchange,          large international institutions. Economic and fi-
                 services and expertise for the production of         nancial analysis, negotiations, tough cost controls
                 maps and tools that translate key thematic           and strict requirements regarding achieved results
                 messages;                                            limit these risks. Fiduciary risks exist with smaller
                                                                      institutional partners that lack the sophisticated
               • Coordinated activities that strengthen the           internal control mechanism that large interna-
                 coherence and relevance of the GPW inter-            tional and multilateral partners usually have in
                 ventions and increase awareness of shared            place. Careful selection and specific audits limit
                 water benefits among all partners.                   such risks. Reputational risks to the GPW are lim-
                                                                      ited, as Swiss citizens have a positive perception
                                                                      of the water sector.

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Annex 1: List of Acronyms                                                                             Annex 2: Result Framework

AGUASAN         Swiss Community of Practice for Water Supply and Sanitation in developing countries   Vision: A water-secure world where people have the capacity to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of accept-
                                                                                                      able-quality water; have access to adequate and equitable sanitation in order to sustain livelihoods, human well-being and so-
CoP             Community of Practice
                                                                                                      cio-economic development; ensure protection against waterborne disease and water-related disasters; and preserve ecosystems
DRR             Disaster Risk Reduction                                                               in a climate of peace and political stability..
FDFA            Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
                                                                                                      Overall mission: GPW contributes to ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
FOAG            Federal Office of Agriculture
                                                                                                      Major targeted SDGs: SDG 6 and water-related targets.
FOEN            Federal Office for the Environment
FOPH            Federal Office of Public Health
GLAAS           UN-Water Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water
                                                                                                      Component 1: Water Governance
GPCC&E          Global Programme Climate Change and Environment
GPFS            Global Programme Food Security                                                        Component mission: The GPW contributes to strengthening good water governance and its defining components on the glob-
GPW             Global Programme Water                                                                al, regional and national levels, both in the public and private sectors. It ensures equitable and sustainable water management,
                                                                                                      while prioritising access to water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
GPH             Global Programme Health
GPMD            Global program Migration and Development                                              Impact hypothesis: Good water governance based on transparency, accountability, inclusive participation and evidence-based
GSF             Global Sanitation Fund                                                                decision-making on all levels is a pre-condition for enabling a society to implement effective water arrangements. Influencing
GWP             Global Water Partnership                                                              and steering global policy dialogue and the global water governance system towards good water governance at all levels will
                                                                                                      stimulate cooperation to foster global commitments, accelerated action and targeted responses. It will contribute significantly to
GWSP            Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership
                                                                                                      the achievement of the water goal and related targets of the 2030 Agenda in order to ensure access to water and sanitation for
HRTWS           Human Rights to Water and Sanitation                                                  the poor in a climate of peace and stability
ISW             International Secretariat of Water
IDANE           Interdepartmental Sustainable Development Committee
IWRM            Integrated Water Resource Management                                                   Component 1: Water Governance
JMP             Joint Monitoring Programme (WHO / UNICEF)                                              Results         Description                           Measurement                           Indicators (incl. SDC Aggregated
MDG             Millennium Development Goal                                                                                                                                                        Reference Indicators ARI)
NGO             Non-Governmental Organization                                                          Outcome 1       Global governance instruments         Evidence of progress in the de-       Number of international norms,
PPP             Public-Private Partnership                                                                             and institutions are inclusive        velopment and strengthening of        global policies and political pro-
RésEAU          SDC’s Thematic Network for Water
                                                                                                                       and promoting availability and        transparent and inclusive instru-     cesses developed in the field of
                                                                                                                       sustainable management of             ments and institutions for global     water (ARI W1). Quality and in-
RWSN            Rural Water Supply Network
                                                                                                                       water and sanitation.                 water&sanitation governance           clusiveness of global governance
SABA            Integral Water and Sanitation Model Peru                                                                                                     which translates into global and      instruments and institutions (as
SDC             Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation                                                                                                 national policies to ensure avail-    measured by geographical bal-
SDG             Sustainable Development Goals                                                                                                                ability and sustainable manage-       ance, stakeholder involvement and
                                                                                                                                                             ment of water and sanitation.         contribution to global and national
SECO            State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
SHA             Swiss Humanitarian Aid
                                                                                                       Outputs         § A coherent and inclusive global     Evidence that a coherent and in-      Emergence of a coherent (reduc-
SME             Small and Medium Enterprises                                                                             water governance system (ar-        clusive global water governance       ing fragmentation) and inclusive
Solidarit’eau   Swiss Municipal Solidarity for Drinking Water in Developing Countries                                    chitecture) is supported by the     system (architecture) gains rising    (geographical balance and multiple
SWA             Sanitation and Water for All                                                                             GPW and its institutionalization    political interest and commitment     stakeholders) global water archi-
                                                                                                                         is fostered.                        (e.g. number of governments sup-      tecture to implement and monitor
SWP             Swiss Water Partnership
                                                                                                                                                             porting).                             water & sanitation related SDGs.
UN              United Nations
UNICEF          United Nations Children's Fund                                                                                                                                                     A UN platform on water and
UNSGAB          United Nations Secretary-General Advisory Board Water and Sanitation                                                                                                               sanitation to foster a coherent
WASH            Water, Sanitation and Hygiene                                                                                                                                                      water dialogue and coherent im-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   plementation at national level has
WEF             World Economic Forum
                                                                                                                                                                                                   gained rising political interest and
WFP             Water Footprint                                                                                                                                                                    commitment and the UN coordi-
WfWP            Women for Water Partnership                                                                                                                                                        nation mechanism strengthened
WHO             World Health Organization                                                                                                                                                          (UN-Water). A standardized global
                                                                                                                                                                                                   monitoring system developed,
WIN             Water Integrity Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                   tested and implemented by at least
WSSCC           Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council                                                                                                                                  60 countries.
WWC             World Water Council

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Component 1: Water Governance                                                                                                     Component 1: Water Governance
Results     Description                           Measurement                              Indicators (incl. SDC Aggregated       Results     Description                            Measurement                           Indicators (incl. SDC Aggregated
                                                                                           Reference Indicators ARI)                                                                                                       Reference Indicators ARI)
            § The human right to water and        Evidence that the human rights           Number of multilateral climate                     § Concepts and platforms for new       Evidence of formation of new pol-     Number of newly created policy
              sanitation is maintained prom-      to water and sanitation are main-        policies considering the results and                 vehicles for policy negotiation      icy negotiation platforms, linked     negotiation platforms/concepts
              inently on the international        streamed into the work of inter-         lessons of SDC/GPCCE interven-                       and coordination for key basins      with established processes and        linked with established processes
              agenda, and its implementation      national organisations and into          tions.                                               (e.g. rivers, lakes, and aquifers/   policy priorities, in key GPW pri-    and policy priorities, taken up by
              further promoted.                   national policies (Assessment by                                                              groundwater) are available.          ority basins (assessment of their     the key basins.
                                                  partner organizations and net-                                                                                                     influence and pertinence).
                                                  works).                                                                                     § Corporates are sensitized to         Evidence of GPW influence on cor-     Number of corporate water ste-
            § The implementation of key           Evidence of new accessions and of        Number of countries that newly                       align their growth models with       porate sector to develop and im-      wards models, taking into conside-
              global water conventions is         development and use of tools de-         accede to key global water con-                      sustainable basin management         plement water stewardship models      ration affected people/communi-
              promoted                            veloped by the 2 key global water        ventions or that are implementing/                   principles and develop and           in multi-stakeholder processes,       ties, developed and implemented.
                                                  conventions                              using tools of key conventions.                      implement water stewardship          taking into consideration affected
            § Global solutions on the chal-       Evidence that recommendations            Number of global, regional or                        models jointly with govern-          people/communities.
              lenge of water and peace,           of the global panel on water and         national policies, international                     ments and civil society, and
              including through the 2017          peace are widely publicised and          bodies, river basin organizations                    affected people/communities.
              recommendations of the global       are taken up by international            and national governments that          Outcome 3   The evidence-base for water            Evidence of improved access to        Documentation of use cases of
              panel on water and peace, are       bodies on water governance, river        take up recommendations by the                     governance and decision-mak-           water monitoring and reporting        information products generated
              harnessed by political leaders,     basin organisations and national         global panel on water and peace                    ing is strengthened through            systems and use of the data for       by the various water monitoring
              the public and the media along      governments.                             and quantitative analysis of media                 monitoring and reporting sys-          improved decision making (e.g.        and reporting systems for evidence
              with the water stakeholders                                                  coverage on it.                                    tems.                                  first Global Synthesis Monitoring     based management decisions.
              (global blue peace).                                                                                                                                                   Report on SDG 6 in 2018; synthe-
            § Water integrity in service deliv-   Evidence of the regional and global      Number of tools and concepts                                                              sized reporting by the private sec-
              ery and water resources man-        promotion of water integrity and         developed and implemented at the                                                          tor; assessments at basin level).
              agement is promoted at the          inclusion of its principles in service   global, regional and national level    Outputs     § The existing monitoring and          Evidence of pertinent and data        Aligned standardized global moni-
              regional and global level.          delivery and water resources man-        on how to mainstream water inte-                     analysis systems (JMP/GLAAS)         based sector influencing/steering     toring and analysis system geared
                                                  agement (reporting on integrity          grity in service delivery and water                  is aligned with the integrat-        through aligned standardized          towards the support for the im-
                                                  and specific reporting on tools and      resources management.                                ed global monitoring system          global monitoring system, geared      plementation of the water related
                                                  concepts implemented at the glob-                                                             (GEMI) , geared towards the          towards the support for the im-       SDGs developed with methodol-
                                                  al, regional and national level).                                                             support for the implementation       plementation of the water related     ogy implemented by at least 60
Outcome 2   Water Diplomacy contributes to        Evidence of effective Water Di-          Effectiveness of institutionalized                   of the water related SDGs.           SDGs (qualitative assessment how      countries.
            institutionalized forms of water      plomacy interventions, leading to        forms of water cooperation con-                                                           integrated global monitoring in-
            cooperation and sustainable           institutionalized forms of water         tributing to sustainable basin man-                                                       forms and strengthens national
            basin management.                     cooperation and sustainable basin        agement as measured by SDG 6.5                                                            implementation strategies).
                                                  management, including the private        indicators.                                        § Corporate reporting standards        Evidence of GPW influence on          Number of corporates that align
                                                  sector.                                                                                       are aligned, as appropriate, and     emergence and alignment, as           their reporting standards, as ap-
Outputs     § Legal and institutional frame-      Evidence of GPW supported de-            Number of legal and institutional                    support the global SDG 6 moni-       appropriate, of corporate report-     propriate, according to global inte-
              works and master plans for          velopment and implementation of          frameworks and master plans                          toring system.                       ing standards with global SDG 6       grated SDG 6 monitoring system,
              transboundary water cooper-         legal and institutional frameworks       reflecting key aspects of SDG 6                                                           reporting system, harmonized with     harmonized with key global corpo-
              ation aimed at transforming         for transboundary water cooper-          developed, politically validated and                                                      key global corporate reporting        rate reporting frameworks.
              potential conflict into coop-       ation by individual countries and        implemented on transboundary                                                              frameworks.
              eration are available and their     river/lake basin organizations.          level.
              implementation is promoted by
              joint management entities/basin                                              Number and quality of basin or-
              organizations.                                                               ganisations or joint management
                                                                                           entities supported by GPW
                                                                                           ARI W2.
            § Sustainable models for balanc-      Evidence of improved coordina-           Number of sustainable water man-
              ing the needs for agriculture,      tion between sectors in Integrated       agement models, balancing the
              industry, households and eco-       Water Resources Management               needs of multiple sectors, devel-
              systems are available and inte-     with enhanced benefits for all user      oped on different levels and num-
              grated into international policy    groups in GPW supported projects/        ber of policy platforms inspired by
              dialogue.                           platforms/initiatives.                   it.

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Component 1: Water Governance                                                                                                      Component 2: Water Solutions
 Results        Description                             Measurement                           Indicators (incl. SDC Aggregated      Results     Description                           Measurement                             Indicators (incl. SDC Aggregated
                                                                                              Reference Indicators ARI)                                                                                                       Reference Indicators ARI)
                § Global Hydrometry Partnership         Evidence of delivery of weather       Number of new World Hydro-                        § Concepts and tools for the          Evidence of concepts and tools for      Country-based examples where
                  (GHP) for improved hydromete-         and hydrological services at dif-     logical Cycle Observing System                      valuation of water, including       the valuation of water, including       concepts and tools for the val-
                  orological services at global level   ferent levels, induced by the GPW     (WHYCOS) projects and global and                    nature-based solutions for water    nature-based solutions for water and    uation of water, including na-
                  and in key regions and basins is      supported Global Hydromet Part-       regional hydromet data portals                      and ecosystems (e.g. green in-      ecosystems (incl. green infrastruc-     ture-based solutions for water and
                  operational, includes innovative,     nership.                              launched or existing projects and                   frastructure) are developed and     ture) are created and distributed,      ecosystems (incl. green infrastruc-
                  people centred water data gen-                                              portals strengthened.                               applied, taking into account the    taking into account the most vulner-    ture) have been applied, taking
                  eration systems, and provides         Evidence of availability and use of                                                       most vulnerable people              able people.                            into account the most vulnerable
                  an efficient, innovative and sus-     innovative, people centred water      Number of innovative water moni-                                                                                                people. A community of practice
                  tainable framework to develop         monitoring system, incubated          toring systems developed and field                                                                                              at the global and regional level is
                  a reliable base of hydrological       through GHP supported projects.       tested.                                                                                                                         in place.
                  data.                                                                                                             Outcome 2   Water quality is enhanced and         Evidence of improved water quality      Trend analysis in water quality
                § Overall information base in           Evidence of availability and use      Number of publicly accessible water               environmental water pollution         and approaches how environ-             monitoring in project implementa-
                  selected basins (e.g. rivers,         of publicly accessible hydrological   information systems developed and                 is reduced, taking into account       mental water pollution has been         tion areas, including evidence on
                  lakes, aquifers /groundwater) is      information platforms that inform     implemented in key basins).                       the needs and rights of the           addressed, including how the most       how the needs and rights of the
                  strengthened, including through       decision making processes in GPW                                                        most vulnerable.                      vulnerable are affected.                most vulnerable are affected.
                  innovative public and private data    supported projects (qualitative as-                                         Outputs     § Innovative concepts and models      Evidence of innovative concepts         Number of innovative concepts
                  and information systems.              sessment how they inform improved                                                         to enhance water quality are        and models to enhance water             and models to enhance water
                                                        water management).                                                                        developed by adopting a sys-        quality, including data and ana-        quality, including data and ana-
                                                                                                                                                  temic approach, including pro-      lytical products, prevention and        lytical products, prevention and
                                                                                                                                                  moting enhanced knowledge           pollution control measures (robust,     pollution control measures, that
                                                                                                                                                  and information, prevention         effective pollution prevention and      are validated and implemented, in-
                                                                                                                                                  and pollution control.              control measures and service deliv-     cluding evidence on how the most
Component 2: Water Solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                      ery models have been documented         vulnerable are affected.
Component Mission: The GPW supports the acceleration of the implementation of SDG 6 by developing innovative solutions                                                                and implemented).
for the valuing of water, sustainable financing, technologies, sustainable service delivery and water management models.                        § Concepts and tools for the val-     Evidence of concepts and tools for      Country-based examples where
                                                                                                                                                  uation of water, including na-      the valuation of water, including       concepts and tools for the val-
Impact hypothesis: The development and testing of innovative solutions for the valuation of water, sustainable financing,                         ture-based solutions for water      nature-based solutions for water        uation of water, including na-
technologies, service delivery and water management models is a precondition for their uptake on a larger scale. Innovation can                   and ecosystems (e.g. green in-      and ecosystems (incl. green infra-      ture-based solutions for water and
contribute to meeting the needs and rights of the most vulnerable people.                                                                         frastructure) are developed and     structure) are created and distrib-     ecosystems (incl. green infrastruc-
                                                                                                                                                  applied, taking into account the    uted, taking into account the most      ture) have been applied, taking
                                                                                                                                                  most vulnerable people              vulnerable people.                      into account the most vulnerable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              people. A community of practice
 Component 2: Water Solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at the global and regional level is
 Results        Description                             Measurement                           Indicators (incl. SDC Aggregated                                                                                                in place.
                                                                                              Reference Indicators ARI)             Outcome 3   Innovative approaches for wa-         Evidence of innovative service          Inventory of water and sanitation
 Outcome 1      Concepts and tools for sus-             Evidence of concepts and tools        Financial means generated by sus-                 ter and sanitation service deliv-     delivery and water resource man-        service delivery models and water
                tainable financing and for the          for sustainable financing and the     tainable funding models and their                 ery and resources management          agement approaches developed            resources management models
                valuing of water and related            valuing of water and related eco-     contribution to SDG 6 indicators.                 are developed and taken to            and taken to scale for accelerated      and qualification of their sustain-
                ecosystems contribute to the            systems to contribute to the imple-                                                     scale for accelerated implemen-       implementation of SDG 6.                ability.
                implementation of SDG 6.                mentation of SDG 6.                   Effectiveness of implementation of                tation of SDG 6.
                                                                                              nature-based water management         Outputs     § Innovative and affordable mod-      Evidence of emergence and im-           Number of WASH service delivery
                                                                                              solutions in terms of watershed                     els for WASH services focusing      plementation of WASH service            models promoted and implement-
                                                                                              protection (protected areas) and                    on the base of the pyramid,         delivery models, including with         ed, including with private and
                                                                                              livelihood improvement (income                      including with private and social   private and social enterprises that     social enterprises that focus spe-
                                                                                              diversification).                                   enterprises, but also in institu-   focus specifically on the hard to       cifically on the hard to reach and
 Outputs        § Sustainable financing models and Evidence of sustainable financing          Number of sustainable financing                     tions (e.g. schools), and with a    reach and vulnerable populations,       vulnerable populations, with a par-
                  tools for water including trans-  models and tools for water that have      models and tools for water that                     particular focus on women and       with a particular focus on women        ticular focus on women and girls,
                  boundary water infrastructure are been developed and applied.               are developed and applied and                       girls are promoted and imple-       and girls, also in institutions (e.g.   also in institutions (e.g. schools).
                  developed and applied                                                       ability to leverage additional sus-                 mented.                             schools).                               ARI W3 and W4.
                                                                                              tainable financing demonstrated.

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