Water Sanitation Health

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


The objective of the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) is to monitor the inputs required to extend and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems and services via a country led-process. A more challenging secondary goal is to analyze the factors associated with progress, or lack thereof, in order to identify drivers and bottlenecks, to identify knowledge gaps and to assess strengths and challenges across countries.

The GLAAS report, implemented by WHO and published biennially, is the principal source of evidence for Member States and other major stakeholders for the High-Level Commitment Dialogue (HLCD) and to outline their commitments at the biennial Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High-Level Meetings (HLM), jointly hosted by the World Bank and UNICEF at the WB/IMF Spring Meetings – with the next planned for April 2014.

GLAAS reports and data collection cycles

GLAAS collects primary data through a questionnaire and uses secondary data collected by different agencies complemented by data collected through the External Support Agency questionnaire (ESA).