Bénin

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 6 Commitments

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The Ministry of Development, Economic Analysis and Planning, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, will work to include the elimination of open defecation in the next version of the Growth Strategy for Poverty Reduction, 2015-2020.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Present Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy ending Dec 2015; government decided to have a new version by the end of 2016; good engagement of focal point in the process.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Organization of an Interdepartmental Committee to draft the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy; participation of the SWA Focal Point as a member of the Committee through the whole process; engagement of the Water and Sanitation Sector Cluster in the drafting process of the new GPRS.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No, unlikely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

In terms of sanitation, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, will need to work to get a sustainable fund for hygiene and sanitation established by 2015.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

No concrete action from the two ministries involved on this issue since the 2014 HLM.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Drafting of a Conceptual Note by the Directorate for National Solidarity and Protection; publication of a joint ministerial decree by the Ministry of Health/Ministry of Economy and Finance on the organization of a joint Committee tasked with the creation of the Fund; drafting of an Action Plan including a feasibility study.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Development, Economic Analysis and Planning will need to define a strategy for eliminating open defecation in priority municipalities and produce a corresponding financing plan by 2015, to be included in the Mid-Term Expenditure Frameworks, which will set specific investment objectives for 2015.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

 Bénin has developed a national strategy for elimination of ODF by 2020.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Nothing to report.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

The Ministry for Decentralisation will cooperate with the Ministry of Health to produce, by 2015, a capacity building plan aimed at local authorities. Simultaneously, it will implement the roadmap to operationalise municipal-level skills, for basic hygiene and sanitation, which was produced in 2012.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Decentralization

Milestones of Progress:

 Integrated Plan for Capacity Development drawn up; Road map being implemented.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 The implementation of the Road Map will be evaluated in 2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Ministry for Decentralisation will cooperate with the Ministry of Health to incorporate training on how to implement the National Basic Hygiene and Sanitation Promotion Strategy into the general training for Municipal Water and Sanitation Technicians. The Ministry of Health will do the same for Municipal Health Workers.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Decentralization

Milestones of Progress:



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Nothing to report.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Ministry of Health will commission a comparative study on the different approaches to health and sanitation in peri-urban and urban areas in order to produce an intervention strategy specifically targeted at these areas.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

Evidence

Milestones of Progress:

Financial resources mobilized; international consultant hired; methodological framework defined; 3 pilot projects developed for urban and peri-urban areas.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Start of the field research phase of the study; launch of 3 projects in the targeted areas.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Long term Vision

  • parvenir à l’accès universel à l’eau et à mettre fin à la pratique de défécation à l'air libre d'ici 2025
  • réduire de 77% (2013) à 47% (2017) le taux de défécation à l’air libre en milieu rural et d'offrir un ensemble minimum de prestations WASH à 100% de la population d’ici 2025
  • priorité la prestation de services de base en termes d'accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement dans les communes rurales les plus pauvres possédant les taux

Stakeholders involved in developing commitments

  • Le Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances, le Ministère en charge de l'eau et le Ministère de la Santé ont validé cette déclaration. Les Services Techniques nationaux de l’Education, des Administrations Locales, de la Planification et du Développement ont participé au processus de validation ainsi que les Organisations de la Société Civile.

Open Defecation Target

  • mettre fin à la pratique de défécation à l'air libre d'ici 2025 universal access by 2030 + priotitizing malnutrition districts

Update Submitted By

  • Name: KANGNI Achille: Head of Department, Basic Sanitation and Support & Advice to Municipalities, Ministry of Health.