Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2012
12 April 2012 -- The 2012 UN-Water GLAAS report provides further reason for vigilance - resources are neither targeted nor apparently sufficient to sustain routine operation and maintenance of water and sanitation services. Thus, there is a serious risk of slipping backwards on gains already made. The analysis emerging from UN-Water GLAAS also helps to identify the reasons behind the disparities in access to sanitation and drinking-water among different regions, communities and income groups.
The 2010 GLAAS report shows that between 1997 and 2008, aid commitments for sanitation and water fell from 8% of total development aid to 5%, lower than commitments for health, education, transport, energy and agriculture.
This pilot, to test the concept of a global assessment report for the sanitation and drinking-water sectors, highlighted the existence of significant knowledge gaps and the fact that these sectors lack a global, periodic, and comprehensive sector analysis, which is able to talk to and influence high level policy makers.