GWP Synthesis Report 2019 – Water in Climate Adaptation


What untold stories? The stories of “getting things done”
How does one “get it done”? “Delivering” on all these commitments …?

The myriad of timelines? Focal points? Committees? Coordination mechanisms? Reporting frameworks? Indicators? Financing sources? Contracts? Accountabilities?

The Paris Agreement’s commitments, the Sendai Framework, and the UN’s Agenda 2030 with its Sustainable Development Goals – in and of themselves and taken together, they have created movement among governments who may have otherwise found it difficult to fight bureaucratic inertia, political standstills, or silo-isation. They have also created massive new complexities for legislators and public sector agencies – even among the best and most willing – as they try to navigate their way to ensuring the right actions take place at the right time in the right way.


Global Water Partnership (GWP), in collaboration with and through analysis by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)