The UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI

The UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI (WGF) is an initiative launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Sida). The programme is a mechanism to implement parts of the UNDP Water Governance Programme.



The Water Governance Facility provides strategic water governance support to developing countries on a demand basis, to advance socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically efficient management of water resources and water and sanitation services. The Water Governance Facility:

  • Provides policy support and advisory services in multiple thematic areas, including: integrated water resources management, transboundary water, water supply and sanitation, climate change adaptation, gender and water integrity.
  • Develops and supports the implementation of projects and programmes in partnership with UNDP country offices, government agencies, and other involved parties.
  • Enhances knowledge on water governance issues through publications, capacity building activities and training programmes.
  • Develops and applies water governance assessments at national and global levels, and contributes to international monitoring and assessment processes.

The Water Governance Facility is a part of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and is located in central Stockholm. It works through the UNDP framework and operates in close collaboration with UNDP regional and country offices.

Visit the Water Governance Facility website