The project draws on established OECD methodology and previous work undertaken by GWP-Med and the OECD in Egypt and Lebanon. The methodology builds on the implementers’ long-standing practice of providing neutral platforms for building consensus and sharing good practices among a wide range of stakeholders. The process involves evidence-based national and regional policy dialogues, fact-finding missions, analytical reports, bilateral and multilateral interviews, questionnaires, case studies and peer-reviews. The work fully utilises networks, committees and partnerships facilitated by both GWP-Med and OECD, and capitalises on the co-ownership of the UfM Secretariat in support of its labelled projects.



The Project is implemented over three years (mid 2013 - mid 2016) involving work at national and regional levels:

National Component

Country reviews developed through policy dialogues

Objective: to identify main governance challenges to financing the Mediterranean water sector, including through Private Sector Participation (PSP), via in-depth technical work and multi-stakeholder policy dialogues.

The dialogues complement the technical work and pave the way for recommendations and an action plan for reforms based on international best practices.

Regional Component

Dialogue to share policy experiences and promote best practices

Objective: to support the sharing of experiences across the Mediterranean and beyond.

The project facilitates the interface between policy-makers and private sector actors on governance reforms enhancing the financial sustainability in the water sector.