Speaking of Integrity in Water and Sanitation: Recent Evolution of the Integrity and Transparency Conversation in the Water and Sanitation Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean
Public digital conversations offer valuable insight into how the public, governments, and utilities discuss and perceive important topics such as integrity and transparency in the water and sanitation sector. This study analyzes publicly available digital public media, including news articles, blogs, and tweets, to identify content referencing integrity and transparency in water and sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean between January 2016 and July 2020. The ensuing analysis seeks to uncover trends, drivers, and distributions of this conversation. It also analyzes the difference between sources (ie, digital news media vs. social media) and the impact of COVID-19 on conversation topics and volumes.