WGF Report 6 -Developing capacities for water integrity: Reflective review of approach and impact of training courses

Report English Authors: UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility
Published: January 2017 Publisher: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

This report on Developing Capacities for Water Integrity provides a reflective review of the approach to training and capacity development as a contribution to improved water governance and reduced risk of corruption in the water sector. It draws on the experience gained from implementing several Regional Water Integrity Capacity Development Programmes primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.


The outline of the approach highlights lessons learned relating to the importance of appreciating and understanding the context and getting the right participants, along with the importance of follow-up activities and support to alumni. A major trend is the shift from a focus on individuals towards one of institutional change, focussing increasingly on organizational change processes.

The report builds on the authors’ extensive experience in organizing capacity development for water integrity, review of capacity development literature and two surveys; one among experts (partners) and one among previous course participants. In spite of a limited number of responses to the alumni survey, it showed that the knowledge gained has been shared, and that training activities have contributed towards instilling greater transparency or changes towards improved integrity in course participants’ organizations.

Cite as: UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility, 2017. WGF Report 6 -Developing capacities for water integrity: Reflective review of approach and impact of training courses. Stockholm: Stockholm International Water Institute.


Part of program

Water Integrity Programme


January 2017




Latin America and the Caribbean

Focus Areas