SDG Policy Support System

SDG-PSS: A system to track & report policy-critical SDG 6 progress

National policy makers responsible for water from environmental, socio-economic perspectives have the challenge of putting Sustainable Development Goal 6 into action, and of measuring and reporting on their policy and implementation progress.

UNU-INWEH and partners have developed the SDG policy support system (SDG PSS) to allow governments to measure and report on the progress of six policy critical components for SDG 6. The aim is to enable governments to accelerate SDG success by supporting cross-sector, evidence-based policy and planning; and to accelerate progress towards water-related Sustainable Development Goals.

The SDG Policy Support System (SDG-PSS) is now undergoing trial in five countries: Republic of Korea, Costa Rica, Tunisia, Pakistan and Ghana. It is also freely available for trial, use and review by policy makers, international organisations and water experts. The UNU-INWEH team aims to work with all interested governments and experts to evolve it into a collaborative system that serves the needs of water and development agencies worldwide.

To receive a record of most recent updates in the SDG-PSS, please email us at with your name, email address, and write us in the subject line, “REQUEST FOR PSS UPDATES IN ENGLISH”.

June 8, 2018: ‘Finance’ component updated with two new questions added to the questionnaire. Changes made to the Resources page of the Finance component. Errors corrected in the Summary View. Sub-components of the Summary View were updated.
March 18, 2018: New version
June 27, 2017: ‘Status’ Resources page updated with links from new UN-Water website. Links to the standard UN-Water data collection templates included for Indicator 6.3.2 and 6.6.1
May 19, 2017: ‘Status’ component updated as per new UN-Water guidelines. Changes made to Resources, Questionnaire and Data sheets.
April 10, 2017: Errors corrected and updated links


To receive a password for the PSS, please email us at with your name, email address, and write in the subject line, “REQUEST FOR PSS PASSWORD”