Beyond the hardware: Working for governance, advocacy and leadership in water, sanitation and hygiene
UNDP has just completed the first phase of the GoAL WaSH programme. GoAL WaSH was created in 2008, with the aim of accelerating the work to reach the water and sanitation targets of the Millennium Development Goals.
UNDP aimed to do this through strengthening water governance in nations with serious political, structural and social challenges. Although governance may seem like a somewhat nebulous issue to work with – as it is hard to see, touch and count – it forms the critical enabling environment for service provision. Evaluations of the programme point to its high relevance and effective use of to date modest funds.