Evaluation at FAO

Final Evaluation of the Groundwater Governance: A Global Framework for Action


This evaluation assessed the implementation process and results achieved in the groundwater governance project, including its sustainability potential and the extent to which it has contributed to outcome results. It found that the project has produced a number of technical documents that considerably expanded knowledge about groundwater management and governance at both regional and global levels. These, along with other achievements of the project, have provided a credible and scientific basis for groundwater governance. It noted that the project has been a model in collaborative and collective work across agencies, which has helped increase general awareness of the need for better groundwater governance. To increase awareness and the likelihood of a more effective governance, additional steps are recommended to strengthen outreach to decision-makers, identify present and potential groundwater governance activities and increase coordination of pilot projects to test the framework for action.

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