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News Request to submit documents for study on results and risks connected to TWM projects and initiatives

Under the auspices of Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the Swedish Water House (SWH) has since 2011 organised a Cluster Group on Transboundary Water Management. By gathering Swedish expertise from non-governmental organisations, public authorities, research institutes, universities and private companies, SWH wishes to increase the interest and engagement of riparian countries, development partners and civil society for transboundary water management by providing them with a deeper understanding of the development context and broader socio-economic framework in which it takes place. The aim is to identify the features of successful projects by supporting research on how and in what areas the results of transboundary water management projects can be measured in terms of their effect on development, including on aspects such as the environment, poverty, economic development and political stability.
In 2011 and 2012, the Cluster Group compiled a database on existing TWM projects across the globe. In late 2012, the group started work on developing policy recommendations for TWM which could feed into the advocacy and knowledge sharing activities of SWH. Swedish actors are one important target group for SWH advocacy. In 2013, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sida are reviewing key strategic guidelines for international cooperation i.a. around water. In addition, the operational management routines for Sida are being revised. Much more emphasis is being placed on the ability to measure results and to assess and manage risks in international co-operation, in line with global trends on increased results-orientation. The Cluster Group therefore wants to seize the opportunity to compile and share vital knowledge regarding the results and risk associated with Transboundary Water Management.
The Cluster Group now proposes to commission a rapid assessment, with the purpose to:

  • compile global experiences and lessons learnt on results and risks with TWM, based on completed and ongoing co-operation initiatives
  • provide generic suggestions for how to formulate and measure results for TWM
  • outline typical risks associated with TWM and suggestions on how to identify and manage the risks.

We are now in the process of collating documents to be used as a basis for the TWM desk study. The empirical basis for the study should reflect Swedish geographical priorities, have a balanced composition with regards to basin size, and report on what has actually been experienced rather than on anticipated results and risks.
In order to get as good selection of reports as possible for the assessment we now reach out to our network to submit documents according to the following criteria:  
Geographical focus:

  • Sub-Saharan Africa (including the Nile)
  • South East Asia
  • Middle East

Size of basin:

  • Total selection of the documents should represent different sizes ranging from large (population in basin > 20 million ) to small (population < 1 million)

Type of report/stage of cooperation:

  • Document must include analytical part with conclusions, lessons learnt, recommendations etc. in relation to results and risks (e.g. ex-post evaluation, “lessons learnt” report, final review report etc.)
  • Preferably concerning TWM-cooperation that has been going on for 10 years or more

If you have any documents that you think would be of use to : Ms Karin Glaumann, please send them to Ms Karin Glaumann by August 31 the latest. All contributions are most appreciated!

Contact information Ms Karin Glaumann Programme Officer Stockholm International Water Insititute (SIWI) Drottninggatan 33, SE- 111 51 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (email:
Phone: +46 8 121 36 072 Sms number: +46 720 506 072
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Source of information Swedish Water House
Keyword(s) Transboundary Water Management
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News date 03/07/2013
Working language(s) ENGLISH