Reference indicators

SDC Reference Indicators 2021 - 2024

To monitor the implementation of Switzerland's international cooperation strategy for 2021 - 2024, SDC has approved a set of reference indicators according to the 10 sub-objectives of the strategy. Reference indicators allow to assess outcomes and outputs achieved with SDC support. The indicators relevant for the Water domain are presented below.

a) Aggregated Reference Indicators (ARI)

Sub-objective of Swiss IC strategy
7: Strengthening equitable access to quality basic services​Number of people using safely managed drinking water services (SDG 6)
​6.1: Provide safe and affordable drinking water
Number of people that gained access to improved sanitation and hygiene services (SDG 6)​6.2: End open defecation and provide access to sanitation and hygiene

b) Thematic Reference Indicators (TRI)

Sub-objective of Swiss IC strategy


​SDG SDG Target
4: Ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources ​ ​​Effectiveness of existing or newly introduced national policies and legal frameworks in the field of water​​​6.1: By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
6.2: By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.
Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management6b: Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Proportion of the watershed area being managed in an integrated manner​6.5: Implement integrated water resources management
​Proportion of transboundary basin area with a new operational arrangement for water cooperation​6.5.2: Transboundary water cooperation
Number of concrete actions by youth benefiting water-related ecosystems​6.6: Protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

All the current indicators for all the themes can be accessed hererestricted access

Reference Indicators related to the International Cooperation Strategy 2017 - 2020