Inter-ministerial committee under one sectoral ministry
#7: Inter-ministerial committee under one sectoral ministry
Inter-ministerial committees bring together representatives from all ministries relevant to that sector. The committee can be led by one ministry (e.g. water ministry).
A committee could have assigned tasks such as:
- approving budgets,
- evaluating strategies,
- facilitating joint strategies across multiple ministries,
They can also be designed to include relevant stakeholders, such as water users’ associations and non-profit organisations to strengthen civil society participation.
Example: The Mexican National Water Council (CONGUA)
The National Water Council of Mexico (CONGUA) is an administrative advisory commission responsible for the management of national water resources and the
of the country's hydrological system. It also acts to promote social development.
A Technical Council oversees the works of the commission, approving and evaluating its programs and budget. The council is an inter-ministerial entity, coordinating different water policies and harmonizing strategies of several relevant ministries and agencies.
The Council's Technical Committee for Water and Public Works Operation provides another example of inter-ministerial cooperation and deals with issues related to the operation of dams and hydroelectric power plants in order to optimize .
OECD (2013). Making water reform happen in Mexico. OECD Studies on Water. https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/governance/making-water-reform-happen-in-mexico_9789264187894-en Retrieved on 22 September 2020.