The Water Governance Facility (WGF) supports low and middle-income countries in their water reform by providing policy and technical advice and support, developing water governance knowledge and helping to develop institutional capacity. It also contributes monitoring & assessment tools and influences the international water governance reform agenda.
It advances water governance in thematic areas such as water supply and sanitation, integrated water resources management, transboundary waters, climate change adaptation, integrity, gender and human rights. The Facility works in several countries in Central and South Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.
A partnership between UNDP and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) the WGF was established in 2005, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), serving to strengthen UNDP’s capacity to provide relevant policy support and advice to countries, and to build the knowledge and capacities for improved water governance within governments and civil society as well as among UN agencies.