Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-water (GLAAS)

The challenge of extending and sustaining services. UN-water global annual assessment of sanitation & drinking-water

October 2012
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    25th October 2012
  • ISBN 9789241503365
  • Language English
  • Pages 112 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-water (GLAAS) monitors the inputs required to extend and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems and services. The 2012 report is the second in a series of biennial reports and presents information received from 74 developing countries, and from 24 external support agencies that provide development assistance for sanitation and drinking-water.

The report summarizes the status and trends of the "enabling environment" for WASH including: government policy and institutional frameworks; the volume, sources and targeting of financing; the human resource base; factors affecting equity in service delivery; trends and priorities in external assistance; and performance. GLAAS also analyses the factors associated with progress, or lack thereof, in order to identify drivers and bottlenecks, knowledge gaps, strengths, weaknesses, challenges, priorities and successes in delivering WASH services.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.