Water Point Monitoring: Actionable Guidance for NGOs and Implementers


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by governments aim to ensure everyone has the water and sanitation services they need, when they  need them (SDG 6). Evidence on the real state of basic and safely managed services, including water point data such as the location of water sources and their attributes, will be pivotal for achieving SDG 6.1 and national policy targets.

For NGOs and implementers, water point monitoring throughout program life-cycles is crucial for ensuring the results of programs and improving value for money. When water point monitoring is done in partnership with local government following national and international standards, it truly has the potential to identify problems on time, reduce reputational risk, and sustain real progress towards the SDG 6.1. This factsheet presents recommendations for NGOs and implementers on “Harnessing Water Point Data to Improve Drinking Water Services”.

Fact Sheet
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Water and Development Alliance
2 pages