Rights-Based Indicators for Equity in Access

Successful implementation of the human right to water and sanitation can be guided by accountability frameworks and indicators. To examine the translation of data to indicators, The Water Institute and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights hosted a workshop at the 2011 Water and Health Conference. In JWaSHDev, we recount workshop discussions, highlighting the need for globally comparable indicators that use practical measures of water quality, reflect the complexities of affordability, measure reliability, and monitor progress among marginalized groups.

Amjad, Urooj Quezon, Georgia Kayser, and Benjamin Mason Meier. 2014. “Rights-Based Indicators Regarding Non-Discrimination and Equity in Access to Water and Sanitation.” Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 4: 182–87. doi:10.2166/washdev.2013.041.