The 2019 UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) report reveals that weak government systems and a lack of human resources and funds are jeopardizing the delivery of water and sanitation services in the world’s poorest countries. The report draws on survey results from 115 countries and territories and 29 external support agencies, such as governmental departments for international development, UN agencies and nongovernmental organizations.
The GLAAS report is produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water. It provides a global update on the policy frameworks, institutional arrangements, human resource base, and international and national finance streams in support of sanitation and drinking-water. It is a substantive input into the activities of Sanitation and Water for All (SWA). In 2019, GLAAS celebrates its 10th anniversary after successfully completing a pilot in 2008 and four two-year cycles to date. In this fifth cycle, GLAAS covers four key areas of water, sanitation and hygiene systems (governance, monitoring, human resources and finance) with a special focus on policies, plans and targets.