Thematic Process T.4.2.6
The last decade has witnessed multiple attempts at developing indicators for measuring various aspects of water governance, in search for greater transparency and accountability. But this can be a daunting task because of a number of challenges related to the complexity of the sector, the incompleteness of the information environment, but also the uncertainty of the context and difficulties to establish causality.
Policy makers have indeed limited control on environmental, economic and social factors that might affect water governance. As Einstein said “Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts”. The session will discuss existing tools for measuring water governance and challenges and opportunities to move towards more systemic frameworks to assess the performance of water governance at different levels