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).