Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

The availability and sustainability of water resources enhanced by providing practical support in 20 to 25 countries for implementing SDG 6 and other water-related SDGs.

Implementation methodologies

National, regional and global level partners are mobilised to support project implementation. The projects within the SDG Preparedness Facility (SDG PF) are anchored at national level. The management of the projects is through a GWP Country Water Partnership (CWP) which makes use of its position as a neutral, multi-stakeholder platform to gain buy-in for the project from the institutions mandated to achieve the SDGs in the sel ected country. By locating the project management unit at the CWP level, the SDG PF increases the likelihood of local ownership and sustainability of results while benefitting from the overall GWP network structure through higher-level project management support and guidance from regional and global levels (as well as opportunities for project-to-project knowledge exchange among participating CWPs).

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

The initiative is structured according to SDG 17: financing, policy and institutions, monitoring, knowledge and capacity building, and strengthening of partnerships.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The initiative will be monitored through GWP’s monitoring and evaluation system which enables an analysis to be made of the links between project activities and the outcomes and impact, through the collection and documentation of updates from Regional and Country Water Partnerships


Global Water Partnership (GWP), GWP’s network of regional and country water partnerships, and its 3,000-plus institutional partners from civil society, government, and the commercial sector
Implementation of SDG actively underway in 20-25 countries
Countries are supported in identifying and preparing projects to access finance from multiple sources. Countries are supported to identify and develop essential skills needed to enable implementation of the water targets
Collaborative working arrangements established with sectoral actors to support the development of national policy frameworks (including ‘outside the water box’) that are water secure
Policies, financing, monitoring in place; knowledge shared; capacities built and partnerships strengthened through support provided to key actors and partners in various sectors, disciplines, and institutions to implement the SDG 6
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 2
Goal 3
Goal 6
Goal 7
Goal 11
Goal 13
Goal 15
Goal 17
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
11,000,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
At country, regional, and global levels we have technical experts who can be deployed in target countries.
In-kind contribution
Many Country Water Partnerships are volunteer-led.
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 May
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Location: Global
Date of completion: 2019
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Rudolph Cleveringa,

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