Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Research Priorities and Learning Challenges under Sustainable Development Goal 6

For which topic were research priorities identified?

global water, sanitation and hygiene

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?


Why was it conducted at all?

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is a global partnership addressing universal water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) access. Shortly after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations, the research and learning (R&L) constituency of SWA undertook a systematic study to determine global research priorities and learning needs.

What was the objective?

to identify priority topics where improved knowledge would aid achievement of Goal 6 by developing a global WaSH research agenda, and to describe evidence use challenges among WaSH professionals

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 9 research topics

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?


How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: survey: participants were asked to rate each research priority

Which stakeholders took part?

Research and learning institutions, external support agencies, civil society, private sector. 76 participants.

How were stakeholders recruited?

All SWA representatives from each constituency were invited to participate.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.