Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 5 Commitments

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Political Prioritization

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Evidence-Based Decision Making

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Country Processes

Commitments

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Invest in the development of sanitation products and approaches that address the challenge of untreated human waste being released into the environment.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Launched Reinvent the Toilet Challenges in India and China



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The foundation will continue to invest in research and design of new products and approaches to improve sanitation. We have a variety of new investments planned in 2015 to support this commitment.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Invest in tools that enable cities to assess their faecal sludge management systems.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Partnered with funders and implementing agencies to improve and scale up tools such as the Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) methodology for cities to understand, benchmark and communicate fecal flows at city scale



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

We will continue to invest in city planning tools and methodologies to improve sanitation service delivery and assess health risk at city level. Additionally, we will encourage external investment to improve and scale up the development of tools such as SFDs.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Encourage private sector participation in sanitation service delivery.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Work with local governments, service providers and community-based organizations to foster a policy and regulatory environment that supports the use of new sanitation products and delivery methods.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Partnered with donor agencies to improve public-private partnerships and assess service delivery; we continue to invest in civil society groups to advocate for improved sanitation



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

We will continue to invest in creating an enabling environment that supports the use of new sanitation products and approaches



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Ensure that the life-cycle cost approach is used by donors, implementers and governments to improve the quality, targeting and cost-effectiveness of service delivery.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence