OECD principles on water governance in practice: an assessment of existing frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America

Susana Neto (Lead / Corresponding author), Jeff Camkin, Andrew Fenemor, Poh-Ling Tan, Jaime Melo Baptista, Marcia Ribeiro, Roland Schulze, Sabine Stuart-Hill, Christopher Spray, Rahmah Elfithri

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    Abstract

    Through the lens of the 12 OECD Principles on Water Governance, this article examines six water resources and water services frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America to understand enhancing and constraining contextual factors. Qualitative and quantitative methods are used to analyze each framework against four criteria: alignment; implementation; on-ground results; and policy impact. Four main target areas are identified for improving water governance: policy coherence; financing; managing trade-offs; and ensuring integrity and transparency by all decision makers and stakeholders. Suggestions are presented to support practical implementation of the principles through better government action and stakeholder involvement.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)60-89
    Number of pages30
    JournalWater International
    Volume43
    Issue number1
    Early online date22 Nov 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2018

    Keywords

    • Likert scale
    • OECD principles
    • multilevel assessment
    • water governance

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