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The SWA Framework

Guiding Principles

The values partners have in common and that guide all joint action

Multi-stakeholder efforts
Sustainability of services and actions
Leaving no-one behind
Transparency and accountability
Evidence-based decision-making
Human rights to water and sanitation for all
International collaboration and aid effectiveness

The Collaborative Behaviours

How partners work together to put in place the Building Blocks.

Enhance government leadership of sector planning processes
Strengthen and use country systems
Use one information and mutual accountability platform
Build sustainable water and sanitation sector financing strategies

The Building Blocks

What partners are jointly putting in place to achieve and effective sector.

Sector Policy Strategy
Institutional arrangements
Sector Financing
Planning, monitoring, and review
Capacity development

The Mutual Accountability Mechanism

Join initiative that grounds the Framework in specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely actions.

It re-enforces multistakeholder decision-making and mutual accountability among partners at national, regional and global level.

About the SWA Framework

Since the inception of SWA, partners have been working together to improve the effectiveness of collaboration in the sector. As a result of this work, the SWA partnership has developed a Framework for analyzing bottlenecks and challenges and identifying solutions to make progress towards the SDGs. At country level in particular, this Framework contributes to multi-stakeholder dialogue, identifying areas which are likely to hamper progress in the achievement of the SDGs. The Framework is sufficiently flexible to allow countries to adapt it according to their needs, processes and ways of working.

The SWA Framework is composed of three interlinked elements that embody the values partners share, their common understanding of the sector, what the sector needs to succeed, and how to meet these needs through collaborative action.

The three elements of the Framework are the Guiding Principles, the Building Blocks and the Collaborative Behaviours.

Guiding Principles
The values partners have in common and that guide all joint action.
Collaborative Behaviours
How partners work together to put in place the Building Blocks.
Building Blocks
What partners are jointly putting in place to achieve and effective sector.
Mutual Accountability Mechanism

Join initiative that grounds the Framework in specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely actions.