Bangladesh

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 5 Commitments

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Ministry of Finance will approve by 2015 the proposal of separate budget lines for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) that was presented in 2012.

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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

The lead ministry (LGD) has issued a demo official letter to the M/O Finance requesting for separate budget allocation for WASH programme.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

M/O Finance needs to start the process for separate WASH budget.


Approval of the M/O Finance and separate budget allocation for WASH programme.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Increase government budget by 5% for WASH in each financial year.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

The commitment expects 5% incremental budget compared to budget allocation in Annual Development Plan (ADP) of FY 2007-8 and 2014-15. The actual budget allocation of BDT 41130 million, is higher than the expected allocation for WASH in 2014-15 (BDT 36200 million).



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Needs continual support and commitment of the Government and Sectoral Development partner: effective coordination.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Enhance WASH projects to Hard to Reach areas focusing on Climate Change effects with special emphasis to disabled and extreme poor.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Some WASH Projects have been prepared and placed to Planning Commission for approval.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Needs submission of more projects focusing hard to reach areas. Planning Commission needs to approve the new projects.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

By 2016, at least an additional 7 million people living in arsenic contaminated areas will gain access to arsenic-safe water (within Bangladesh Standards).

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Since 2014 HLM about 25000 nos arsenic-free safe water options have been installed in arsenic contaminated areas serving about 2.5 million people.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Planning Commission need to be convinced to process the new projects and get approval.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

By 2016, increase access to Improved Sanitation from 55% to 60% through sanitation movement.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Improved sanitation coverage has been increased to 57% (JMP/2014).



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Planning Commission needs to approve the submitted Sanitation projects and needs adequate resource/funds allocation.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Long term Vision

  • Achieve universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene by 2021 by eliminating inequalities in services and ensuring sustainability
  • move the sanitation ladder from the ODF status to improved sanitation
  • scale
  • up community based sanitation programme in low progressing districts through focus on financial, institutional, environmental sustainability and human resource capacity
  • emphasis to provide arsenic safe water to

Open Defecation Target

  • move the sanitation ladder from the ODF status to improved sanitation

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Mr. Abdul Halim Khan: Executive Engineer, DPHE

Stakeholders who participated in the progress review

  • Mr. Alok Mojumder, Country Coordinator, WASH alliance Mr. Shofiqul Alam, WASH Project Officer, UNICEF Mr. Abdul Halim Khan, Executive Engineer, DPHE