Policy Brief.2021

Open government and water and sanitation declaration

The Open government and water and sanitation declaration is an international call to bring together water and open government reformers and mobilize ambitious action that strengthens implementation of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) service delivery.

kid washing his hand with tap waterHand washing in school is an effective way to prevent the spread of infections. Photo: omyim1637 / Shutterstock

The call outlines targeted recommendations that leverage transparency, participation and accountability that can be utilized through OGP and other WASH forums to increase collaboration and realize the human right to water and sanitation.

A broad coalition of civil society and international organizations worked to co-create the declaration. The declaration remains open for endorsement from open government and water advocates through September 2021.