"GoAL WaSH is an innovative new UNDP programme that aims to accelerate achievement of the water and sanitation MDGs through strategically targeted interventions that strengthen governance of the water and sanitation sectors at appropriate levels. Specifically, GoAL WaSH focuses on: • Countries with low water and sanitation coverage projected not to achieve the water, sanitation or both MDGs. • Identifying gaps, needs, constraints and opportunities in national water and sanitation plans, strategies and capacities. • Governance reform, leadership and policy advocacy. • Incorporation of water and sanitation into national MDG and related poverty reduction strategies. • Close coordination with governments and key development partners active in water and sanitation at country level. This volume is the second in a series of national assessments of governance in the water and sanitation sectors in target MDG GoAL WaSH countries. These sector assessments are in turn informing the design and implementation of a series of UNDP capacity building and technical assistance projects to strengthen water governance and advance national progress on the water supply and sanitation MDGs."