Regional development

The OECD Water Governance Initiative

 

A POLICY FORUM TO SHARE GOOD PRACTICES

The OECD Water Governance Initiative is an international multi-stakeholder network of members from the public, private and non-for-profit sectors gathering regularly to share good practices in support of better governance in the water sector.

OBJECTIVES

The OECD Water Governance Initiative:
  • Provides a multi-stakeholder technical platform to share knowledge, experience and best practices on water governance across levels of government.
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  • Advises governments in taking the needed steps for effective water reforms through peer-to-peer dialogue and stakeholder engagement across public, private and non-profit sectors.
  • Provides a consultation mechanism to raise the profile of governance in the Global Water Agenda.
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  • Supports the implementation of the OECD Principles on Water Governance in interested member and non-member countries, basins and cities by scaling up best practices and developing indicators.
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  • Fosters continuity on governance discussions at global level, in particular by supporting the Implementation Roadmap on Governance of the World Water Forums.

MEETINGS

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OECD PRINCIPLES ON WATER GOVERNANCE

PLEDGE: IMPLEMENTING THE OECD PRINCIPLES ON WATER GOVERNANCE

On 21 March, 2108, OECD WGI and the global Coalition for Good Water Governance handed over to the OECD Secretary-General the Brasilia Multistakeholder Pledge to Implement the OECD Principles on Water Governance.

The Pledge emphasises the urgent need  to implement improved water governance as set out in the OECD Principles on Water Governance. The Pledge is an important water governance outcome of the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia and will build momentum for policy implementation and improved decision-making in water leading up to the 9th World Water Forum in Senegal, 2021. It will also serve as a contribution to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  

Brasilia Multi-stakeholder Pledge

 

 

SURVEY: TAKING STOCK OF THE USE AND DISSEMINATION OF THE OECD PRINCIPLES

A survey carried out between 15 and 24 January 2018 collected inputs on:

  1. the use of the OECD Principles, in particular on how they guide and inform activities and practices;
  2. to what extent and how the OECD Principles have been disseminated;
  3. perceived needs for improving the uptake and dissemination of the OECD principles.

The survey targeted the members of the OECD Water Governance Initiative and the broader Global Coalition for Good Water Governance.

Synthesis of survey results

 

 

INDICATORS

Inventory of Tools, Practices and Guidelines to Foster Governance in the Water Sector

 

Inventory of Water Governance Indicators and Measurement Frameworks

  

 

 

Presentation by OECD Secretary-General

 

Brochure

 

Documents

OECD Principles on Water Governance 

OECD Water Governance strategic paper

 Water governance satisfaction survey

 

Survey on the Use and Dissemination of the OECD Principles

Article on Inclusive Water Governance

 

 

 

Terms of reference

Terms of reference - OECD Water Governance Initiative 2016-2018Terms of reference - OECD Water Governance Initiative 2013-2015

 

MEETINGS

OECD WATER GOVERNANCE NETWORK


WORKING GROUPS

Indicators

Best Practices


WORLD WATER FORUM

The OECD has been leading the governance theme at the world’s largest water event since 2012. Every 3 years, more than 20,000 participants from the international water community, including policy and decision makers, gather to discuss current water issues and spark positive change.