72. Situation analysis Tool: Compile all the information you need – Integrating the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in Deveopment Practice

In order to develop a country development strategy or projects, donors and NGOs must compile relevant information in order to identify gaps and needs in the country. The specific challenge consists in compiling relevant and updated information for an evidence-based situation analysis.This section proposes a selection of data and information sources that provide information and data available at hand to undertake a human rights-based country situation analysis in water and sanitation. The process answers the question “How much information is available”, followed by compilation of new information. A list of reference material is available. In order to compile new information a number a methods exist that meet to a greater or lesser extent with human rights principles and a comparative table is also shown. At the end of the situation analysis, one must have identified: who are the priority rights-holders, i.e. those in a more disadvantaged situation; who are the duty-bearers; what are the capacity gaps of rights-holders to exercise their right and duty bearers to guarantee it; and, who one may work with: dialogue and alliance partners are identified among the different stakeholders in the water and sanitation sector. (Link)


WaterLex Toolkit. 2017. Situation analysis Tool: Compile all the information you need – Integrating the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in Development Practice. Web Page [Accessed in January, 2017].

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