The Joint Accountability Mechanism aspect of this project presents enormous prospects for a successful community engagement and long-term effectiveness of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes. It can lead to collaborative governance, mutual trust, complementarity, government coherence, efficient capacity building, and credible incentives. These can be achieved through dialogue, clear agreements, pronounced leadership and mutual respect to fulfil obligations. This project is a promising endeavour to implement JAM while adhering to its core values of a Water Sensitive City (WSC) approach and the Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) principles.

There are two forums under the AIWASI project that fosters collaborative governance.