The High Level Commitments Dialogue (HLCD) is SWA’s primary mechanism to engage high-level decision makers to take action. It is designed to encourage ongoing political dialogue at the national (including sub-national) and global levels and is focused on achieving results on the ground. Measuring commitments tabled at the SWA HLM is an essential component of the entire HLCD process and is critical to strengthening accountability in the sanitation and water sector. As such, developing country governments, donors and development banks agree to report annually on the progress made in implementing the commitments tabled at the previous SWA HLM. Monitoring commitments is a key mechanism for accountability and an important component of the HLCD cycle. It is not just a technical exercise, but provides an important opportunity to advocate for stronger results on the ground. The SWA Secretariat is mandated with facilitating the HLCD and in particular the monitoring of commitments. To support partners, the Secretariat issued these Guidelines for annual tracking and reporting progress, developed in consultation with several developing countries’ SWA focal points. They are meant to support partner to report on progress against the commitments. (Link)
Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Secretariat; UNICEF. 2016. Monitoring 2014 HLM commitments: Guidelines for annual tracking and reporting progress. 4 p.