Structure and governance

The JMP is jointly managed by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It comprises a small number of technical staff in both organizations, including statisticians/monitoring experts and water and sanitation specialists within the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Unit at WHO, and the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Department and the Data and Analytics Section at UNICEF.

A Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) has been established to assist the JMP to bring in independent, strategic thinking into the further development and implementation of the Joint Monitoring Programme.

The SAG provides strategic guidance to ensure that access to safe drinking-water and improved sanitation is properly monitored up to the MDG target date of 2015 and beyond. This group, which meets once a year, is composed of independent technical and policy experts with a strong track record in strategic thinking and leadership in the sectors. The SAG is also tasked with advising on the best way to ensure that the work of the JMP and GLAAS is fully complementary and coordinated. The SAG reports are found under reference documents within the documents section, with the latest report from 2013. The report from December 2014 meeting is currently being finalized.