Monitoring SDG6 on water and sanitation

About the Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6

To meet the needs of the 2030 Agenda, UN-Water has launched the Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6, building on and expanding the experience and lessons learned during the MDG period. All the custodian agencies of the SDG 6 global indicators have come together under the Initiative, which includes also the work of WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP), the inter-agency GEMI and UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS).

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The objectives of the Integrated Monitoring Initiative are to:

  • Develop methodologies and tools to monitor SDG 6 global indicators
  • Raise awareness at national and global levels about SDG 6 monitoring
  • Enhance technical and institutional country capacity for monitoring
  • Compile country data and report on global progress towards SDG 6

The joint effort around SDG 6 is especially important with regards to the institutional aspects of monitoring, in particular the integration of data collection and analysis across sectors, regions and administrative levels.