MDG-F Knowledge Management

The MDG Achievement Fund (MDG-F) was established in 2006 with a contribution from the Government of Spain to the UN system, with the aim of accelerating progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The MDG-F finances 130 Joint Programmes in 50 countries. The programmes are grouped into eight thematic areas – one of them the Democratic and Economic Governance (DEG) theme. In the DEG thematic area there are eleven Joint Programmes focused on the MDG7 target to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. With a focus on marginalised populations, often through a Human Rights Based Approach, the eleven programmes work towards improved and democratised governance in the water and sanitation sectors – at the national, regional and local levels.

The MDG-F DEG KM implements the knowledge management (KM) system for the systematic documentation, analysis and dissemination of experiences and lessons learned from the Joint Programmes in the DEG thematic area.


  • Organises workshops, and manages online platforms in order to share insights and experience between Joint Programmes and similar initiatives.
  • Documents and disseminates case studies, valuable experiences and lessons learned.

The DEG-KM system is hosted at the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI.

Visit the MDG-F DEG KM section of the Water Governance Facility website