About the Water Governance Facility (WGF)

The UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI (WGF) provides strategic water governance support to developing countries to advance socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically efficient management of water resources and water and sanitation services to improve the livelihood of poor people.

WGF supports developing countries on a demand basis to strengthen water governance reform implementation through:

  1. Policy support and technical advisory services
  2. Developing and disseminating water governance knowledge and strengthening capacities
  3. Developing and applying water governance assessments at national and global levels

WGF works with water governance in multiple thematic areas such as, integrated water resources management and development, transboundary waters, water supply and sanitation, climate change adaptation, gender and water, as well as water integrity. It works in several countries in regions such as Central and South Asia, East and Southern Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

WGF is a mechanism that contributes to the implementation of the UNDP Water and Ocean Governance Programme. The financial support from UNDP, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and MDG Achievement Fund (MDG-F) is greatly acknowledged.