A water sector framework defines the roles and duties of players and institutions and makes it possible for water services provision to work effectively for the greater good of society.
A house is one unit but it has different parts: the foundation carries the whole structure; the walls provide living or working space; the roof makes a shelter, etc. Each component, however small, is important, but it needs to be rightly placed for the house to be functional, comfortable and safe.
Similarly, a water sector framework makes it possible for water services provision to work effectively for the greater good of society; it ensures that a boy such as the one on the picture has access to clean and potable water in a country of abundant water resources.
Imagine spending a lot of money buying quality materials to build a good house, but the foundation is not well designed, or the house is not well ventilated or the bathrooms are all located on the top floor while the house has five levels.
The same applies to the water sector. Even if the country has sufficient funds to invest in the sector and enough expertise, the sector will not thrive unless the roles and duties of all players and institutions are well defined and well designed in relation to each other. This is important to ensure the smooth execution of all the tasks pertaining to the sector.