The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) is entering a new strategy period after successfully completing three full cycles and a pilot. With the new strategy, some things have stayed the same, but some things have changed as GLAAS evolves looking towards the future and the Sustainable Development Goals. The 2017 report, to be released prior to the Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting in April 2017, will feature finance while still covering elements of all traditional GLAAS topics (governance, monitoring, human resources).
The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) results indicate that there are substantial gaps in our understanding and tracking of financing to the WASH sector. Financial reporting is often insufficient to make sound and evidence-based planning and budgeting decisions. To help address the issue, WHO is leading the TrackFin initiative under the UN-Water GLAAS project.
The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS 2014), published biannually, presents data from 94 countries and 23 external support agencies. It offers a comprehensive analysis of strengths and challenges in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) within and across countries.
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).