The Arab regional Initiative for monitoring access to water and sanitation (MDG+)

Thursday, 25 June 2015 13:28 Written by 
  • Location(s): Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Near East and North Africa, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Type(s): Mechanism
  • Theme(s): Agriculture , Water and Sanitation, Water Security
  • SDG(s): 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Locations of Agro Solutions: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Near East and North Africa, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Types of Agro Solutions: Mechanism
  • Themes in Agro Solutions: Agriculture , Water and Sanitation, Water Security
  • SDGs in Agro Solutions: 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Locations in the Arab States: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Near East and North Africa, Oman, Iran, Mauritania
  • Types in the Arab States: Mechanism
  • Themes in the Arab States: Agriculture , Water and Sanitation, Water Security
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 6. Clean Water and Sanitation

The regional initiative for monitoring access to water and sanitation is aimed to establish and institutionalize a regional mechanism for monitoring and reporting on access to water supply and sanitation services in the Arab region through a set of additional indicators which was proposed and later approved by the Arab Ministerial Water Council as the basis for monitoring access to water and sanitation services (MDG+ Initiative).

In light of the current global debate to shape the position of water within the post-2015 global development agenda and the global trend towards a human rights approach for water and sanitation the MDG+ initiative is an opportunity to harmonize national systems on a global by: 

  • Enhancing the regional and national monitoring capacity.
  • Establishing a regional data management platform.
  • Institutionalizing a regional monitoring program.
  • Supporting regional dialogue and contributing to the global policy debate.

The purpose of the additional indicators is to consider not only accessibility to improved infrastructure, but also reliability, affordability, sustainability and quality of service provided. The additional indicators were developed in the process of regional inter-governmental consultations, involving Arab Governments and institutions.

Partners: UN ESCWA, SIDA, Arab Ministerial Water Council

Contact details: 
Mr. Mohamed Al-Hamdi 
Sustainable Development and Productivity Division
UN-ESCWA
Tel: +961 1 978 524 
Fax: +961 1 981 510
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Website: www.escwa.un.org 

Mr. Jarrah AlZubi 
Head of MDG+ Unit
Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA)
Office: +962-6-5161-700
Fax: +962-6-5161-800
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