National Policy Dialogue Update, n.8 - SEPT 2014
National Policy Dialogues (NPDs) are the main operational instrument of the Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) Component of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI). EUWI, including its EECCA Component, was launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. It contributes to the implementation of Millennium Development Goals and to Post-2015 Development agenda.
It is through the successful implementation of NPDs that the vision of the EUWI will materialise, key objectives will be attained and policies and institutions will be reformed.
The objective of each NPD is to facilitate the reform of water policies (covering both water supply and sanitation and integrated water resources management) in a particular country. Each NPD involves high level representatives of all key partners, including national and basin authorities, representatives of relevant international organisations, civil society (NGOs) and private sector.
UNECE and OECD act as strategic partners of the EUWI in EECCA. UNECE focuses on legal and institutional reforms for IWRM while OECD specializes in the economic and financial dimension of water policies.