The Water Integrity Network (WIN) supports and connects an open network of partner individuals, organizations, and governments promoting water integrity to reduce corruption and improve water sector performance worldwide.
We research the impact of corruption and poor integrity in the water sector and advocate for integrity as a crucial requirement to achieve the global development agenda. We develop and promote tools for more Transparency, Accountability, Participation, and Anti-corruption measures at all levels. We do this with a focus on capacity development and risk prevention, with the aim of improving water sector performance to the benefit of all, especially the most vulnerable.
Our vision is a world with equitable and sustained access to water and a clean environment, which is no longer threatened by corruption, greed, dishonesty and wilful malpractice.
WIN’s work is guided by its Strategy for 2017-2022: Engaging with Partners for Change. We report on progress in our annual reports.
WIN was founded by IRC, SIWI, Swedish Water House, Transparency International and the World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme in 2006 to respond to increasing concerns among water and anti-corruption stakeholders regarding the impact of corruption in the water sector. Formerly an entity of Transparency International, 2014 saw WIN become an independent association (legally WIN e.V., or eingetragener Verein—registered association).
The work of the Water Integrity Network is made possible thanks to the funding of the governments of Germany (via BMZ), the Netherlands (via DGIS), Sweden (via Sida) and Switzerland (via SDC) and to the generous funding and contributions in kind from members and partners.
WIN is based in Berlin, Germany.