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Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 6 Commitments

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The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) in collaboration with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) will develop an overarching policy on WASH for both urban and rural areas by 2016

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

1) Minutes of meetings between sector partners on \"WASH Policy Development\", Sept to Dec 2014;


2) International consultant for WASH Policy on board in March 2015.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Depends on outcomes of upcoming sector deliberations.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Public Work and Transport to continue to strengthen WASH Sector coordination and to take the lead on organizing Annual Joint Sector Review (Urban and Rural) and tracking agreed Sector indicators in close collaboration with all WASH stakeholders.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

1) Minutes of meetings between sector partners on \"1st Joint Sector Review\", to be held 5 to 6 May 2015 for technical level; and 28th May for half day meeting to present results to high level meeting;


2) International consultant for facilitating and reporting 1st JSR on board in March 2015.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Continue ongoing cooperation between MOH, MPWT and WASH stakeholders.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

By 2016, access to sustainable, equitable and safe water supply to 70% in rural communities including schools and health centers

2015
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Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Water Supply: Baseline: JMP 2014 = 65% (2012 data).



WASH in Schools (WinS): Baseline: EMIS 2012/2013 = 43%.



WASH in Health Care Facilities (WASH-HCF): Baseline: no baseline available.




Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

1) Review WASH data in March 2015 National Census (National Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Planning and Investment + MOH).


2) Rapid increase of investment for WASH in Communities and WASH in Schools and WASH in HCF (Ministry of Finance + MOH).



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No, unlikely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

By 2016, open defecation will be reduced to 35% in rural areas including schools and health centers through Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and sanitation marketing promotion to contribute to reduce the rate of malnutrition

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Sanitation: % of population use improved latrine: Baseline: JMP 2014 = 65%.


Reduction in practice of open defecation: Baseline: LSIS 2012 = 38%.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Planning and Investment will increase the annual budget allocation to 30% for rural WASH including creating separate budget line in national budget for rural WASH

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

No meetings yet held



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

The MOH and MPWT will strengthen their institutional capacity of both urban and rural WASH agencies (Namsaat and Nampapa) to deliver sustainable WASH services by 2016.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

No meetings yet held



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

Long term Vision

  • Achieve 80% national coverage for water supply and 60% for sanitation by 2020
  • Exert effort to service remote rural areas and the poorest communities and households in order to achieve universal access
  • Increase funding for rural WASH and raise institutional and human resource capacity of all WASH agencies. Investments will thus focus on providing access to improved water supplies and a reduction in open defecation in rural communities,

Stakeholders involved in developing commitments

  • The Ministers of Finance, Health, Public Work and Transportation, Education and Sport, Planning and Investment and Government Office validated this statement.

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Dr. Tay Vilay