A new online advocacy tool for the WASH sector is being developed. The website www.WASHwatch.org aims to make it easy for civil society to monitor their governments’ political declarations on WASH, such as eThekwini in Africa and SACOSAN in South Asia. Civil society organisations (CSOs) can also upload government budget data to compare how countries are prioritising the sector.
WASHwatch.org is currently under development and only accessible to registered users. Pages for Nepal and Nigeria have the most complete information so far. A public version will be available in the near future.
WASHwatch.org aims to make advocacy easier in the following ways:
- Easy comparison of different countries’ progress against political commitments like eThekwini and SACOSAN.
- Easy tracking of government budgets for WASH, and quick comparison to neighbouring countries
- Easy printing of the data to take to a meeting
Source: Serena O’Sullivan, End Water Poverty blog, 27 May 2010