SDG 6 monitoring guide for Caribbean SIDS

The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-Caribbean) and the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) have issued a handbook that provides guidance on monitoring progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) in the Caribbean region. The production of the handbook is part of the GWP’s broader project of improving SDG 6 monitoring, which includes workshops and training events. The handbook introduces regionally-relevant approaches, such as specifying a narrow range of chemical parameters for water testing, proposing a limited number of watersheds to be monitored, and taking into account likely budgetary constraints faced by government agencies. The publication also highlights challenges encountered in monitoring, including the lack of human resources and sufficient finances, outdated data on record, and limited comparability of data. It notes that not all data providers are familiar with SDG 6.