Finland

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 3 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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Commits to supporting the governments of its partner countries towards their efforts to reach MDG targets in water supply and sanitation. During 2014 - 16 Finland will support provision of water and sanitation services to one million people.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Recent progress reports indicate that Finland has supported provision of water and sanitation services to more than 1000 000 people (completed projects)



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

It is anticipated that this commitment will be exceeded.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Commits to continue to support its partner governments to reach those areas and groups which either due to poverty, marginalization or vulnerable situation have not yet been able to access water and sanitation services. We commit to support our partner governments in ensuring that water and sanitation programmes are inclusive and involve women and vulnerable groups in the planning and implementation.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Recent progress reports show that Finnish supported projects have a high impact on including women and vulnerable groups: Nepal project 62 % of water with Water committee members are women, 60 % belong to disadvantaged groups, in Kenya 130 000 people in poorest locations have been served with water



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

In Nepal the Gender and Social Inclusion Guidelines have been accepted as a National Guideline and the Government has widely disseminated it in the sector.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No influence

Commits to promoting national service delivery models that enhance sustainability. As designed in the national WASH programmes and systems, the ownership and management of WASH projects will be with the user groups, to enhance ownership. Financing, directed through national or local government systems, will ultimately be given directly to user groups and people will be provided with skills for improved operation, maintenance and cost recovery.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Decentralization

Milestones of Progress:

In Ethiopia, a Community Managed Project modality has been accepted as part of the One National WASH programme. 5 Ethiopian regions are supported by Finland to implement community based water and saniation projects. In Nepal, Finland is supporting 19 disticts to achieve ODF status and full water supply coverage. Finland supported UNICEF WASH programme in Nepal is supporting the preparation of National WASH Plan. In Kenya, Finnish support is presently concentrating on supporting 6 County Governments, enahncing their capability to provide services.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Sector level cooperation in Ethiopia is very well advanced. In Nepal the National WASH Programme is being developed. Local Government elections are anticipated in Nepal. Precence of elected decision-makers will enhance the local level decision-making, also in the WASH issues. In Kenya, promulgation of new Water Act is anticipated. When this happens, it will clarify the water sector mandates and operating environment.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No influence