Integrity and transparency in water policies
Integrity and transparency in water policies
OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
August 2019

The OECD Principles on Water Governance provide a framework to understand whether water governance systems are performing optimally and help to adjust them where necessary. They can catalyse efforts for making good practices more visible, learning from international experience, and setting reform processes into motion at all levels of government to facilitate change where and when needed. They can also help avoid traps and pitfalls, learning from international experience.

To further enhance trust and engagement in water governance, princlple 9 calls for mainstreaming integrity and transparency practices across water policies, water institutions and water governance frameworks for greater accountability and trust in decision-making. Princliple 9 is outlined in the checklist below.