Presenting the UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6

How to ensure harmonized monitoring of the entire water cycle?

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 and Sanitation (JMP), the inter-agency Global Expanded Monitoring Initiative (GEMI) and UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS).

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.

 

 

 

Together, JMP, GEMI and GLAAS seek to establish and manage a coherent monitoring framework for water and sanitation to inform on progress towards the 2030 Agenda (Photo credit: Jojo Nicdao, Creative Commons Attribution)

Together, JMP, GEMI and GLAAS seek to establish and manage a coherent monitoring framework for water and sanitation to inform on progress towards the 2030 Agenda (Photo credit: Jojo Nicdao, Creative Commons Attribution)