The Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-political network. Launched in September 2006, APWF has a matrix structure with lead institutions for five key result areas (KRAs) and three priority themes. APWF is focused on the Asia-Pacific region; APWF's objectives/ goals complement ADB's recently announced Water Financing Program 2006-2010; and APWF will provide a common platform for Developing Member Countries (DMCs) to dialogue on water issues, which is crucial for policy formulation and development of strategies as well as dialogue with donor communities and other related international stakeholders.
The Japan Water Forum (JWF) hosts the secretariat for APWF. The 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit (first Summit) will be held in Beppu City, Japan, on December 3-4 2007. UNESCAP was designated as the lead institution for formulation of policy recommendations on the Key Result Area 4 (KRA4) relating to monitoring of investment and results.
This outline of recommendation is prepared as a follow up of the concept paper on KRA4 in the preparation for the first Asia-Pacific Water Summit with a view to improving investments and policy reforms for water resources management in the region on the basis of the regional experiences and ongoing efforts. It is expected that the recommendations would lead to the adoption at the Asia-Pacific Water Summit of a regional strategy on monitoring of investment and results in water sector for regional cooperation aiming at accelerating effective integration of water resources management into the socio-economic development process of countries in the region for subsequent implementation.