Monitoring SDG6 on water and sanitation

Indicator 6.a.1 “Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan”

Target 6.a seeks to expand international cooperation and capacity building – this page explains why and how to monitor progress towards the target, and what resources that are available for countries to do so.

The indicator at a glance

Indicator 6.a.1 tracks the amount of official development assistance (ODA) that is included in a government-coordinated spending plan:

  • ODA is official financing from donor government agencies, with a primary objective of promoting economic development and welfare in developing countries. The DAC List of ODA Recipients shows all countries and territories eligible to receive official development assistance (ODA).
  • A government-coordinated spending plan is defined as a financing plan/budget at the national or subnational level, clearly assessing the financial resources available and the strategies for financing future requirements.

A high value would indicate that donors are aligned with government and national/subnational policies and plans for water and sanitation. Currently, data are only available on the amount of ODA disbursed.

Available support 2019-2022

WHO and OECD are the custodians of indicator 6.a.1. For any inquiries about available support, please contact their helpdesk.

Guidance on data collection and reporting

Online support

  • Helpdesk (email, phone, video conference)

Data and progress reporting