Summary Progress Update 2021: SDG 6 — water and sanitation for all
The monitoring of progress towards SDG 6 is a means to successfully achieving all eight SDG 6 targets. Credible and timely water and sanitation data provide numerous social, economic, and environmental benefits in both public and private sectors, such as stronger political accountability and commitment, as well as public and private investments. It also enables evidence-based policy-making, regulations, planning and investments at all levels, to ensure the most effective deployment of resources. The main beneficiaries of better data are countries.
The 2030 Agenda specifies that global follow-up and review “will be primarily based on national official data sources”. This report is based on country data, compiled and verified by the responsible United Nations organizations, and sometimes complemented by information from other sources.
A report on the current status of SDG 6 and progress towards its indicators has been published by UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative on SDG 6 (IMI-SDG6). You can find more information and download the report here: https://www.unwater.org/publications/summary-progress-update-2021-sdg-6-water-and-sanitation-for-all/