Indicator 6.a.1 “Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan”
Target 6.a seeks to expand international cooperation and capacity building – this page explains why and how to monitor progress towards the target.
The indicator at a glance
Indicator 6.a.1 tracks the amount of official development assistance (ODA) that is included in a government-coordinated spending plan:
- ODA is official financing from donor government agencies, with a primary objective of promoting economic development and welfare in developing countries. The DAC List of ODA Recipients shows all countries and territories eligible to receive official development assistance (ODA).
- A government-coordinated spending plan is defined as a financing plan/budget at the national or subnational level, clearly assessing the financial resources available and the strategies for financing future requirements.
A high value would indicate that donors are aligned with government and national/subnational policies and plans for water and sanitation. Currently, data are only available on the amount of ODA disbursed.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are the custodians of indicator 6.a.1. For any enquiries about available support, please contact their helpdesk.
Guidance on data collection and reporting
- WHO: Monitoring methodology.
- WHO: Country survey documents and instruction modules for GLAAS 2021/2022 cycle.
- UN-Water: Data collection process and timeline.
- WHO: Helpdesk (email, phone, video conference).
Data and progress reporting
Why monitor financial flows?
Financial monitoring results in transparency and a better understanding of the financial flows in the sector, which in turn can increase efficiency and stimulate further internal and external funding.