Table 1. Assessing the three bodies.

UN EMG UN-Energy UN-Water
Comment Comment Comment
Substantive
Overview existing work Explicit + Explicit + Implicit +
Promote coherence Explicit + Explicit +/- Explicit +/-
Promote joint programs/harmonization Explicit +/- Explicit +/- Explicit +/-
Share knowledge Explicit + Explicit +/- Explicit +/-
Elaborate system-wide position Partial +/- Implicit - Explicit +
Disseminate position Implicit - Implicit - Explicit +/-
Coherent support to states Implicit - Explicit + Explicit +/-
Enhance visibility of UN Implicit - Implicit - Explicit +
 
Financial and organizational
Institutional inbedding Higher +/- Low - Low -
Interaction with NGOs Implicit - Explicit - Explicit; permanent +
Manpower Low - Low - Low -
Core funding Low - Low - Low -
 
Steering capacity
Mandate Implicit - Implicit - Higher +/-
Hierarchy/ authority Low - Low - Low -
Institutional links to processes High +/- Low - Low -
Institutional links to actors Low - Low - Higher +/-
Resources Low - Low - Low -