Developing a Water Policy Outlook for Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine
The OECD has been working on water policy reform in the countries of Eastern Europe,
the Caucasus and Central Asia for over 20 years. Three of the countries within the
region, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine have signed Association Agreements
with the European Union. These agreements provide a framework for deeper political
ties and stronger economic links with the EU and include commitments for approximation
towards EU legislation including the Water Framework Directive.
Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine have ambitious long-term strategic plans
for their water sectors, which include fulfilment of requirements under the Association
Agreements and international commitments including the Sustainable Development Goals.
The water policy outlooks baseline the country policy framework and current performance
and then define the long-term vision and aspirations to 2030. The outlooks aim to
demonstrate the likelihood of the current policy framework to achieve the long-term
objectives and desired future state of the water sector, and include identification
of opportunities for improving policy coherence and policies that have the opportunity
to improve the likelihood of success.