Implementing the OECD Principles on Water Governance
Indicator Framework and Evolving Practices
Water and its improved governance are critical for economic growth, social inclusiveness
and environmental sustainability. Three years after the adoption of the OECD Water
Governance Principles, this report takes stock of their use and dissemination. It
provides a water governance indicator framework and a set of evolving practices for
bench-learning, building on lessons learned from different countries and contexts.
Based on an extensive bottom up and multi-stakeholder process within the OECD Water
Governance Initiative (WGI), these tools are conceived of as voluntary methodologies
to be carried out at country, region, basin and/or city levels to improve water policies.
The indicator framework is composed of a traffic light system based on 36 input and
process indicators and a checklist with questions on a number of more specific governance
conditions. The framework concludes with an action plan to help prioritise steps towards
better design and implementation of water policies.
Published on March 21, 2018
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