SDG 6.5.1 Regional progress reports

SDG 6.5.1 reporting provides a wealth of data and a comprehensive picture on the progress of IWRM implementation in countries. In addition to the global progress report, some regions have taken the opportunity to analyse their progress and results from a regional perspective.

Linked to the regular data drive on SDG indicator 6.5.1, regional organisations have used the opportunity to analyse the country data from a regional perspective with the support of  the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme, often through GWP’s Regional Water Partnership. This is an important activity for furthering regional collaboration and agenda-setting on water targets and working together towards full IWRM implementation.

Regional reports on the 2017-2018 baseline data collection are available on the IWRM Data Portal.

For the 2020 data collection round, various regional organisations are carrying out a region-wide analysis of the country data on SDG indicator 6.5.1.

Central America

In Central America, a regional report has been prepared jointly by the Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD), the Ministries of Environment of the participating countries as Focal Points for 6.5.1, the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme, and GWP Central America. Read more on the results and download the report and executive summary here.


A regional report has also been launched for the Asia-Pacific region with the support of the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme and GWP’s Pan-Asian SDG team. The report is based on the analysis of country responses to the SDG 6.5.1 2020 Data Drive, as well as interviews with focal points and an online Learning Exchange event. Read more on the results and download the report and executive summary here.

More regions will be building on this process throughout 2021, and this page will be updated once those reports are available.