The agreement of a Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) target of universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030 requires a fundamental change in the way the sector works. Delivering positive change in sector performance necessitates a system-wide approach that tackles all dimensions – policy, financing, institutions, and other key building blocks – of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector as whole. This will require a reform agenda, based on a sound understanding of the political economy, at three levels of decision-making: city or district, national, and global. Recognising that more will be achieved by working together, this paper sets out some of the necessary principles that should guide this approach at each level, in order to ensure permanent water and sanitation services for all. (Link)
Aguaconsult; IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre; WaterAid; Water for People. 2015. An Agenda for Change: Achieving Universal Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) by 2030 – Working Paper. 5p.