The WASHREG approach is a multi-stakeholder diagnosis used to identify national regulation gaps and challenges in water and sanitation services provision. The methodology facilitates the development of a set of actions and practical solutions for initiating a process of developing, strengthening, or aligning regulatory roles and responsibilities.
The WASHREG approach is explained through three key documents:
- The WASHREG Approach: An Overview
- The WASHREG Approach: Methodology, and
- The WASHREG Approach: Action Sheets
These Action Sheets, organized around different areas of regulation, offer a rich practical guidance and multiple examples to describe how regulation can be put in practice. With already over 50 Action sheets, and almost 100 examples from all regions in the world, the Action Sheets will continue to evolve and capture emerging experience about the regulation of water and sanitation services.
This product is part of the set of guidance documents produced under the “Accountability for Sustainability” partnership, between UNICEF, SIWI and the UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility – which aims at increasing sustainability of WASH interventions through the improvement of governance in the service delivery framework. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Inter American Development Bank (IADB) have provided substantial inputs to the development of “The WASHREG Approach: An Overview”, the accompanying “The WASHREG Approach: Methodology” and these “The WASHREG Approach: Action Sheets”.
This is intended for policy makers and other sector professionals interested in understanding the conceptual framework of WASH regulation, and offers a brief introduction of the WASHREG approach.
This methodology is a multi-stakeholder diagnostic tool, which can be used to identify national regulation gaps and challenges in water and sanitation services provision.