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The Challenge

The amount of water point data being collected is growing rapidly as governments and development partners increasingly monitor water points over time. Unfortunately this data is often collected, stored and shared using unique approaches. As a result, new data can not be easily shared or used by others. These emerging monitoring efforts will have limited impact on improving programming and sustainability if the data remains inaccessible on organizational servers, in PDF reports and in proprietary monitoring systems. Without harmonization among these different data sources, the opportunity for learning will be limited, with the true potential of this information remaining untapped.