• Annotated Water Integrity Scan

    A means to quickly assess the integrity situation in the water sector at national or local level, through a participatory workshop, during which stakeholders score identified risk areas in terms of levels of transparency, accountability and participation.

    Photo: D. Suhardiman

WHEN TO USE IT

  • In preliminary phases of a reform process or integrity change programme, to raise awareness, map potential corruption risks, and identify priority areas for action.
  • When different stakeholders need to develop a common understanding of the integrity situation in a region or specific sub-sector.

 

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Strengthened dialogue to sustain a change process and therewith reduce the risk of corruption in the sector.
  • Coherent input to water policy through engagement with key water sector stakeholders.
  • Support for evidence-based advocacy efforts at national and global levels.

 

HOW IT WORKS

Users

  • Policy-makers
  • Local government officials
  • Civil society organizations
  • Water user representatives

Methodology

An Annotated Water Integrity Scan is conducted in a workshop by a group of eight to twelve people familiar with the specific water sub-sector in review (for example, water service delivery, WASH, WASH in schools, or water resource management). Using simple definitions and criteria, participants anonymously assign scores (from 1-low to 3-high) for Transparency, Accountability, and Participation in five critical risk areas:

  • Policy and legislation
  • Regulation
  • Investment projects and programmes
  • Service provision
  • Anti-corruption framework

These scores are then discussed and annotated in a moderated, non-confrontational discussion. Annotations focus on explaining why a higher or lower score could be considered. They bring to light contrasting points of view and unexpected risks.

The scores and the annotations provide a basis to identify areas for priority action.

Final results can be shared to further raise awareness and initiate action.

How we support implementation

The Annotated Water Integrity Scan was developed by the Water Integrity Network (WIN) together with the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC). The tool has been used for preliminary integrity assessments and programme planning in over 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America for different sub-sectors, including WASH, WASH in schools, and water resource management.

 

Resources

Annotated Water Integrity Scan – Manual

Other languages: AWIS Manual (FR) , AWIS Manual (ES)

 

Annotated Water Integrity Scan – Facilitation Guidelines

Other languages: AWIS Facilitation Guideline (FR), AWIS Facilitation Guideline (ES)

TUTORIALS

 

HOW IT WAS DEVELOPED AND TESTED

The Annotated Water Integrity Scan was developed by the Water Integrity Network (WIN) together with the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC). The tool has been used for preliminary integrity assessments and programme planning in over 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America for different sub-sectors, including WASH, WASH in schools, and water resource management.

 

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