New OECD Reports on Water Governance

The OECD launched three reports and a policy paper on water governance during the OECD Water Days.


Water Governance in African Cities

Building on a Survey across 36 cities of all sizes in Africa, this report provides a regional overview of the allocation of roles and responsibilities for water management, the existence and implementation of institutional, policy and regulatory frameworks, as well as the critical governance gaps that need to be bridged in order to boost city government capacity to drive water security in the continent.


Water Governance in Cape Town, South Africa

As a result of a policy dialogue with 100+ stakeholders from the city of Cape Town and South Africa, this report assesses key water risks and governance challenges in Cape Town, and provides policy recommendations based on the OECD Principles on Water Governance. In particular, the report calls for strengthening integrated basin governance, transparency, integrity, stakeholder engagement, capacity, financial sustainability, and for advancing the water allocation reform.


Water Governance in Peru

With 9.2% of Peruvians lacking access to drinking water and 25.2% without access to sanitation, Peru is not yet on track to meet the targets of SDG 6 "Clean water and sanitation" by 2030. Climate change, demographic growth and urbanisation will increasingly affect the level of water security in the country. This report provides an analysis of water governance in Peru and policy recommendations to: strengthen the multi sectoral approach to water; improve the use of economic instruments to protect and sustainably use water resources, its sources and related ecosystem services; and strengthen regulatory conditions to improved access to safe drinking water and sanitation in urban and rural areas.


Water Governance in Asia-Pacific

This policy paper uses the OECD Principles on Water Governance as an assessment framework to provide a regional analysis of the state of play of water governance in 48 countries of the Asia-Pacific region. It maps the existence and level of implementation of key governance frameworks, institutions and mechanisms, and dives into select governance gaps before drawing preliminary observations on the extent to which effective water governance correlates with tangible water security outcomes in surveyed countries. This policy paper was produced as a contribution to ADB's 2020 edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO).

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