This report was prepared by the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Secretariat, UNICEF, based on reports submitted by partners who made commitments at the 2014 SWA High Level Meeting. The ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the same that guided the establishment of SWA. Sanitation, water, and hygiene for all, always and everywhere. As a partnership SWA stays true to this vision and align its actions accordingly. This report gives a snapshot of progress made so far, and shows where efforts need to be redoubled to achieve these goals. Significant progress was reported on more than half of the commitments made by 43 developing countries and 12 donor partners. Significant progress, means that countries reported good progress, or that they had partially or completely fulfilled their commitments. In particular, this was true for the commitments to improve the visibility of the WASH sector, develop and implement national monitoring systems or increase institutional and human capacity. There is slow progress on about 40% of the country commitments including 7% of which countries are facing major barriers. Donor partners report significant progress on more than three-quarters of their commitments, including one-quarter which is near completion or already achieved. (Link)
Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Secretariat; UNICEF. 2015. Midterm Review of Progress Towards 2014 High Level Meeting Commitments. Government of Australia/Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of The Netherlands/ Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) , Switzerland/Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Federal Republic of Germany/Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), USAID. 28 p.