OECD principles on water governance in practice: an assessment of existing frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America

Susana Neto, Jeff Camkin, Andrew Fenemor, Poh Ling Tan, Jaime Melo Baptista, Marcia Ribeiro, Roland Schulze, Sabine Stuart-Hill, Chris Spray, Rahmah Elfithri

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Abstract

Through the lens of the 12 OECD Principles on Water Governance, this article examines six water resources and water services frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America to understand enhancing and constraining contextual factors. Qualitative and quantitative methods are used to analyze each framework against four criteria: alignment; implementation; on-ground results; and policy impact. Four main target areas are identified for improving water governance: policy coherence; financing; managing trade-offs; and ensuring integrity and transparency by all decision makers and stakeholders. Suggestions are presented to support practical implementation of the principles through better government action and stakeholder involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-30
Number of pages30
JournalWater International
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Nov 2017

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Keywords

  • Likert scale
  • multilevel assessment
  • OECD principles
  • water governance

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  • Water Science and Technology
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OECD principles on water governance in practice : an assessment of existing frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America. / Neto, Susana; Camkin, Jeff; Fenemor, Andrew; Tan, Poh Ling; Baptista, Jaime Melo; Ribeiro, Marcia; Schulze, Roland; Stuart-Hill, Sabine; Spray, Chris; Elfithri, Rahmah.

In: Water International, 24.11.2017, p. 1-30.

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Neto, Susana ; Camkin, Jeff ; Fenemor, Andrew ; Tan, Poh Ling ; Baptista, Jaime Melo ; Ribeiro, Marcia ; Schulze, Roland ; Stuart-Hill, Sabine ; Spray, Chris ; Elfithri, Rahmah. / OECD principles on water governance in practice : an assessment of existing frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America. In: Water International. 2017 ; pp. 1-30.
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