Final update

The JMP Working Groups made their final recommendation at the Second WHO/UNICEF Consultation on the Formulation of Post-2015 Global WASH Goals, Targets and Indicators, The Hague, The Netherlands, 3- 5 December 2012.

This concludes the UN technical preparations for the post-2015 discussion in the WASH sector.
Many thanks to all who have contributed to this conversation, whether as part of a working group, a contributor to the e-survey or any other engagement with the discussion. Your efforts have been invaluable and produced a clear, ambitious, achievable and monitor-able set of recommendations. Please continue to follow the political process framing the post-2015 discussion, and continue to vocally support ambitious WASH goals.

This site will remain available as an archive of the work of the Water Working Group, with the documents available for download.

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The latest consolidated draft proposal – 23rd NOVEMBER DEADLINE for comments

With meetings at the UNC Water and Health conference and a measurement meeting in New York, the consolidated proposal of all the working groups is approaching completion, but there is still time to contribute before it is presented at the WHO and UNICEF convened global stakeholder Consultation meeting in the Hague. Comments must be received by 23rd NOVEMBER.

JMP are still consulting on the the updated consolidated proposal. The draft can be downloaded from their homepage (top right corner) NOT their ‘Post 2015 monitoring’ Page. Or from this link–6-Nov-4.pdf , or the box.

To contribute to the JMP consultation, visit this link and click on the text “fill in this form”, about halfway down the page on the right.



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Post MDG High Level Panel

In case anyone hasn’t seen it, here is the terms of reference for the post MDG High Level Panel. The panel is chaired by David Cameron, Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and due to produce a report for the UN Secretary General in the 2nd quarter of 2013. The ToR is worth reading, as it refers to how the post-MDG and SDG frameworks are expected to tie together,


Terms of Reference for the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

1. The High-level Panel of Eminent Persons will be convened by the UN Secretary-General to advise him on a bold and at the same time practical development agenda beyond 2015.

2. The High-level Panel will consist of 26 Eminent Persons, including representatives of
governments, the private sector, academia, civil society and youth, with the appropriate
geographical and gender balance. Panelists are members in their personal capacity.

3. The panel should conduct its work on the basis of a rigorous analysis of credible shared
evidence. The panel should engage and consult widely with relevant constituencies at national, regional and global levels.

4. The Special Advisor of the Secretary-General for Post-2015 will be an ex-officio member of the HLP and serve as link to the UN system.

5. The output of the Panel will be a report to the Secretary-General which will include:
a) Recommendations regarding the vision and shape of a Post-2015 development agenda that will help respond to the global challenges of the 21st century, building on the MDGs and with a view to ending poverty.
b) Key principles for reshaping the global partnership for development and strengthened
accountability mechanisms;
c) Recommendations on how to build and sustain broad political consensus on an ambitious yet achievable Post-2015 development agenda around the three dimensions of economic growth, social equality and environmental sustainability; taking into account the particular challenges of countries in conflict and post-conflict situations.

6. To this end, it would be essential for the work of the HLP and of the intergovernmental
Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to inform each other in order to ensure both processes are mutually reinforcing. The HLP should advise the Secretary-General on how the SDGs relate to the broader Post-2015 development agenda.

7. To prepare the report, the Panel will take into consideration:
a) The Millennium Declaration, The Outcome Document of Rio+20;
b) The findings of the Report of the Secretary-General’s UN Task Team for the preparation of the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda; as well as lessons learned and best practices from the MDGs.
c) The findings of the various national and thematic consultations at regional and national levels which are coordinated by the UNDG as part of the preparations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda;

d)The need to build momentum for a constructive dialogue on the parameters of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and propose innovative ways for governments, parliaments, civil society organizations, the business sector, academia, local communities to engage continuously in such a dialogue;

e) The ongoing work of the UN Task Team, the Special Advisor to the SG on Post-2015, the report of the Global Sustainability Panel of the Secretary-General and the findings of the Global Sustainable Development Network Initiative; as well as
f) Any other relevant inputs it may deem appropriate.
8. The HLP will be supported by a dedicated and independent secretariat headed by a senior official (Lead Author of the HLP report). The secretariat will also be able to draw from the wealth of knowledge and expertise made available to it by the UN system.

9. The Deputy Secretary-General will oversee, on behalf of the Secretary-General, the Post-2015 process.

10. The Panel will present its report to the Secretary-General in the second quarter of 2013. The report will serve as a key input to the Secretary-General’s report to the special event to follow up on efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and to discuss the possible contours of the Post-2015 Development Agenda to be organized by the President of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly in September 2013.

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Report of the second working group meeting

The meeting report for the second working group meeting, held on 28th and 29th June in London, is now available for download in the ‘box’.

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Official Consultation on the JMP-post 2015 Working Groups

The JMP are opening up the process to consultation – please go to­‐2015-­‐monitoring/overview/ to submit your comments. The document is in the ‘box’.

In anticipation of a water/sanitation/hygiene goal in the future sustainable development goal (SDG) framework, the Joint Monitoring Programme has initiated, at the global level, a consultative technical process to ensure that targets and indicators proposed to the UN General Assembly in September 2013 optimally reflect the state of the art in monitoring, represent the dual interests of the development and human rights communities and take
on board lessons learned from the global monitoring experience during the MDG period.

This consultative document explains the background to this process, and provides a long list of potential targets and indicators – as well as formulations to be considered for the goal itself

It should be noted that this draft list is a first attempt by four different working groups to express what is desirable to monitor globally after 2015

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Background information

The presentations that were given at the second meeting of the working group are now available for download in the ‘box’. Please do take a look to see the thinking that informed the groups discussions.

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E-Survey analysis

Many thanks to all who contributed to our e-survey.

A summary analysis of the results is now in ‘the box’, as are the full results. These were fed in to the working group discussion at the end of June, and influenced the development of new (better!) draft goal and targets.

Proceedings of that meeting are being written, and will be shared here as soon as they are available, alongside presentations that were made.

Thanks again

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Thanks for contributing!

The survey is now closed, and the results are being analysed so they can be included for discussion in the 2nd meeting of the working group, this Thursday and Friday.

The analysis will be posted here, as will the outcomes of the meeting.

The great response we’ve had – 188 people – gives us strong encouragement to hold a second survey following the meeting, so please watch this space!



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We need your input! – E-Survey Consultation

The link above takes you to a survey, canvassing all stakeholders for their thoughts on the draft goal, targets and indicators. The questions should take around 30 minutes to complete.

The survey will close on the 18th June 2012. Results will be shared on this website, and if response rates are good, a follow up survey will be conducted as more detailed proposals are closer to being finalised.

Please read the below summary of progress so far; for draft goal and targets, see


At the first Consultation on post-2015 monitoring (Berlin, 3-5 May, 2011) it was agreed that working groups are needed to review technical proposals for alternative goal, target(s) and indicator options and propose a short-list of these options. In January 2012 WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) announced the establishment of four expert working groups on drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and equity and non-discrimination. The outputs of these expert working groups will inform the various ongoing political processes led by the UN Secretary General and are expected to culminate in a post-MDG summit at the UN General Assembly in September 2013.

The JMP post2015 Water Working Group is comprised of a core group and resource group of experts from national government ministries, statistical bureaux, technical agencies and development partner organisations from a range of countries. The Working Group was established in January 2012 and has held a series of teleconferences and one face-to-face meeting to assess the goal, targets and indicator options using a number of criteria for selection based on (ease) of uptake and use, technical quality and relevance and data collection effort and cost. The group has developed a website on which it shares all relevant documents including summaries of meetings:

Broad stakeholder inputs and timing of the e-survey  

As part of its commitment to an open and inclusive process the Water Working Group wishes to include the views of as many sector stakeholders as possible about the development of technical proposals for the post-2015 period. However there is only limited time available as Group proposals need to be finalised by October 2012 in order to inform the wider political process. We would therefore welcome your views by taking part in a short e-survey which has questions about the draft proposed goal, target and indicators, as well as other issues relating to the desirable elements of an enhanced system of global monitoring. In order to inform discussions at the next meeting of the Water Working Group we request that you respond to this short questionnaire by the 18th of June 2012 at which date we will close the survey. Depending on response rates and progress by the Working Group we may then run a second survey in September.

This e-survey has been designed with 2 main parts as follows:

Part A: provides you with the opportunity to give your views on the draft proposed goal, targets and indicators currently being considered by the Working Group and asks you about the relevance of global data collection for national stakeholders and how this can be best aligned with, national and local sector data needs and collection processes;

Part B: asks your opinions on the existing capacity to monitor the data and how this may happen, at what level, and how often; and seeks to understand what incentives you think there are for national stakeholders to participate in data collection which supports a global monitoring system;

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Draft goal and targets, for e-survey consultation

Draft proposal for global monitoring of drinking water post-2015

  1. 1.    Draft goal:

 ‘Safe and sustainable drinking water accessible for all, without discrimination’

  1. 2.   Draft targets:

Firstly, focus the drive towards universal access on the poorest:

Target 1: By 2030, the poorest fifth of the population have access to an improved, safe and sustainable drinking water source

Secondly, focus on getting water closer to the household and in public places:

Target 2: By 2030, halve the proportion of the population who do not have an improved, safe and sustainable water supply at home

Thirdly, expand the access to water beyond the household

Target 3: By 2040?, everyone has access to an improved, safe and sustainable drinking water source beyond the household (every school, health facility, prison, market and work place)

Fourthly, start to shift the focus towards demonstrating progressive improvement in service levels:

Target 4: By 2030, all countries demonstrate progressive improvements in drinking water service levels, across all wealth quintiles.

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