About the project

The Governance & Financing for the Mediterranean Water Sector regional project (2013 –2017) -officially labelled under the UfM in July 2012 – was launched on 28-29 May 2013 at the UfM headquarters, in Barcelona, Spain.  It is implemented jointly by the Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean (GWP-Med) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for the regional component, and the support of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the GEF MedPartnership programme for targeted and time-bound parts of the national component. The project is carried out in synergy with the Mediterranean Component of the European Union Water Initiative (MED EUWI). 


The aim of the project is to diagnose key governance bottlenecks to mobilising financing for the Mediterranean water sector and to support the development of consensual action plans based on international good practices. It is designed around two distinct but closely interlinked components: The National Component involving country reviews developed through policy dialogues, and the Regional Component involving a dialogue process to share policy experiences and promote best practices in the Region. 


The project’s outputs and the proceedings of its Regional Conferences are available under the sections “Resources” and “News & events” respectively, above. 

Materials and Resources


  • Country briefs:

               - Jordan (EN - FR - AR)

               - Palestine (EN - FR - AR)

               - Tunisia (EN - FR - AR)

  • Country reports

             -   “Water Governance in Jordan: Overcoming the Challenges to Private Sector Participation” is available in English and in French

             - “Water Governance in Tunisia: Overcoming the Challenges to Private Sector Participation” is available in English and French

             - "Water Governance in Palestine: Sector Reform to include Private Sector Participation" is available in English


  • Thematic Brief: Gender in Water Resources Management (EN - FR - AR)


  • Thematic Brief: Water issues in the context of CSR (EN - FR - AR)