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Other related platforms and initiatives

There are different platforms that manage water and sanitation sector information for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Some of these platforms are presented below:

SDG 6 Data

Platform that collects data on SDG 6 indicators and other key social, economic and environmental parameters. Through maps, graphs and tables, the portal offers tailored options for data visualization and analysis.

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UN-Water helps Member States to sustainably manage water and sanitation. In turn, it coordinates so that the different UN entities 'act as one' in response to water-related challenges.

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Data 4 Now

Platform that addresses the urgent need for more accurate, timely and comprehensive data to make the SDGs a viable framework for sustainable development that can drive real-time policies and programs for all people.

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It is an important source of data for several international organizations, from UN agencies to NGOs, from private companies to governmental bodies, all of which produce information related to water and agriculture, in particular water resources and water management.

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WOP-LAC seeks to strengthen drinking water and sanitation operators through technical cooperation among them, on a non-profit basis, and with the understanding that the one who knows something best is the one who already does it and does it with good results. The above, as part of the strategies to improve and strengthen the management capacity of companies, contributing to achieve higher levels of effectiveness and efficiency in the provision of these services, thus helping to generate conditions to achieve the millennium goals.

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Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP)

The JMP collaborates with other agencies that monitor the targets of the UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative's water and sanitation goal for SDG 6. The data that the JMP collects on safely managed sanitation services contributes directly to the monitoring of SDG 6.3.1 indicator on the proportion of wastewater safely treated.

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Agenda 2030 in Latin America and the Caribbean - Regional Knowledge Platform

This information system provides an overview of the support provided by the United Nations System and other international organizations to the countries of the region in monitoring and reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals. It allows access to disaggregated information and the generation of standardized reports.

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United Nations Statistics Division - UN Stats

The United Nations Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system. This platform collects and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities and supports the efforts of countries to strengthen their national statistical systems.

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UN Data

Is a global online data platform where users can search and download various statistical resources compiled by the United Nations (UN) statistical system and other international agencies. The numerous databases or tables, collectively known as "datamarts", contain more than 60 million data points and cover a wide range of statistical topics, including environment, in which water and sanitation are included.

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In addition to these platforms, there are initiatives in the water and sanitation sector that support progress in the coverage, quality and continuity of these services in LAC. Some of these initiatives are presented below:

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (COSUDE) is part of the following initiatives:

  • Swiss Cooperation in Peru and the Andes

It aims to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all and to promote solutions that ensure rapid action in terms of more sustainable financing, innovative technologies and models of service delivery and water management.

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Program that contributes to the construction and stabilization of peace in Colombia and contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of the rural population, through differential schemes that allow sustainable management for the provision of drinking water and basic sanitation.

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  • DATASS in Peru

DATASS is the national information application that registers, processes and provides detailed data on sanitation services in rural population centers. It can be consulted by the entities of the three levels of government (Central, Regional and Municipal) and the general public, providing relevant information for investment decision-making and the strengthening of sanitation services in rural areas.

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** Together with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (COSUDE) has been part of the initiative of the Rural Water and Sanitation Information System - SIASAR which was developed by the governments of Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama (now with the participation of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru and Dominican Republic). Its objective is to be a tool that provides basic, updated and contrasted information on rural water supply and sanitation services in a country.

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** The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) has also been part of the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FECASALC) which arises from a strategic alliance between the Government of Spain and the IDB that aims to contribute to realize the human right to water and sanitation and exceed the target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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** The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has been part of the WASH-LAC initiative, whose mission is to reduce and mitigate the impact of disasters and emergencies in the WASH sector and sectors closely linked to the WASH sector in the countries and territories of Latin America and the Caribbean through the coordination of key actors in the sector and intersectoral coordination, to achieve the right to safe drinking water and sanitation in emergency situations, and a culture of risk management and resilience in the sector and in the communities.

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** Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) as a multi-stakeholder partnership, hosted by the United Nations, is composed of governments and their civil society partners, the private sector, UN agencies, research and learning institutions, development banks and the donor community. It was created to support the achievement of the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). And it has publicly available a portal of tools related to:

  • Sectoral Policy/Strategy with modules on: i) National Planning for WASH; ii) SDG Integration and; iii) Sectoral Diagnosis.

  • Institutional arrangements with modules on: i) Coordination Mechanisms; ii) Decentralization and; iii) Legal and regulatory frameworks.

  • Planning, supervision and review with modules on: i) Accountability and Review Mechanisms; ii) Monitoring and evaluation systems and; iii) WASH statistical databases.

  • Sector Financing with information on: i) Budgeting and Expenditure Frameworks; ii) Exploring Financial Data and; iii) Financial Planning.

  • Capacity building with: i) Needs assessment; ii) Quality service delivery and; iii) WASH learning and training.

  • Cross-cutting areas with: i) Advocacy / communications; ii) Reducing inequalities and; iii) WASH sustainability.

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