Liberia

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 11 Commitments

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Political Prioritization

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The Ministry of Health & Social Welfare will work with the Ministry of Finance to include budget lines for sanitation, hygiene promotion and water quality surveillance in the National Budget by 2015

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Steps are being taken to re-activate interest in the operationalization of the water board that can make this possible.Traditional method of fund allocation in budget remains fragmented. Despite this, MoH is still involved in sanitation and hygiene promotion activities.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The decision of the board, of which Education is a part, will implement most of the commitments, including this one.


The board is also likely to start meeting by mid-2015



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Ministry of Education will work along with the Ministry of Finance to include a budget line for water, sanitation and hygiene in the National Budget by 2015.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Steps are being taken to re-activate interest in the operationalization of the water board that can make this possible. Traditional method of fund allocation in budget remains fragmented. Despite this, MoH is still involved in sanitation and hygiene promotion activities.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The decision of the board, of which Education is a part, will implement most of the commitments, including this one.


The board is also likely to start meeting by mid-2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Liberia Water, Sewer Corporation will work with the Ministry of Finance to include a budget line for urban sewerage in the National Budget by 2015.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Steps are being taken to re-activate interest in the operationalization of the water board that can make this possible. Traditional method of fund allocation in budget remains fragmented. Despite this, MoH is still involved in sanitation and hygiene promotion activities.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The decision of the board, of which Education is a part, will implement most of the commitments, including this one.


The board is also likely to start meeting by mid-2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

City Corporations or municipalities will work with the Ministry of Finance to include a budget line for urban sanitation in the National Budget by 2015.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Steps are being taken to re-activate interest in the operationalization of the water board that can make this possible. Traditional method of fund allocation in budget remains fragmented. Despite this, MoH is still involved in sanitation and hygiene promotion activities.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The decision of the board, of which Education is a part, will implement most of the commitments, including this one.


The board is also likely to start meeting by mid-2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Ministry of Finance will work to create a sustainable Sanitation Fund for Sanitation, by 2015.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Steps are being taken to re-activate interest in the operationalization of the water board that can make this possible.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The decision of the board, of which Education is a part, will implement most of the commitments, including this one.


The board is also likely to start meeting by mid-2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy will work along with WASH Sector Ministries and DPs to complete a feasibility study by 2016 to establish a WASH pool fund, in order to enhance financing and strengthen national processes.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

Evidence

Milestones of Progress:

Steps are been taken to re-activate interest in the operationalization of the water board that can make this possible.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The decision of the board, of which Education is a part, will implement most of the commitments, including this one.


The board is also likely to start meeting by mid-2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Ministry of Finance will secure and disperse funds for sanitation in the PSIP by 2016.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Steps are been taken to re-activate interest in the operationalization of the water board that can make this possible.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The decision of the board, of which Education is a part, will implement most of the commitments, including this one.


The board is also likely to start meeting by mid-2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Ministry of Health & Social Welfare and WASH Agencies will develop a strategy and a financing plan that will be integrated into the national medium term expenditure framework which sets specific investment targets for FY2016, to eliminate open defecation in priority districts.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Steps are been taken to re-activate interest in the operationalization of the water board that can make this possible.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The decision of the board, of which Education is a part, will implement most of the commitments, including this one.


The board is also likely to start meeting by mid-2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Ministry of Public Works will work with Ministry of Local Government to develop a capacity building plan for decentralized staff, in priority districts in selected counties by 2015.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

A full roll-out of the development of these plans will be key in this year



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The decision of the board, of which Education is a part, will implement most of the commitments, including this one.


The board is also likely to start meeting by mid-2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Ministry of Public Works will work with the Ministry of Health to monitor, make quarterly reports on the functionality and sustainability of WASH facilities by 2015.

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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

Steps are being taken to re-activate interest in the operationalization of the water board that can make this possible.


However to be noted is the current reporting of partners on a quarterly schedule. This captures such issues.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The decision of the board, of which Education is a part, will implement most of the commitments, including this one.


The board is also likely to start meeting by mid-2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare will carry out a comparative study of sanitation approaches for the poor in the urban areas in order to develop evidence of what works.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

Linking Monitoring to Planning

Milestones of Progress:

Steps are been taken to re-activate interest in the operationalization of the water board that can make this possible.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The decision of the board, of which Education is a part, will implement most of the commitments, including this one.


The board is also likely to start meeting by mid-2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Long term Vision

  • Achieve universal access to water and sanitation.
  • eliminate open defecation nationwide and to provide a minimum standard WASH package to 100% of the population by 2030
  • prioritize the delivery of basic services to the poorest rural districts with highest malnutrition rates, as well as to informal settings in urban dwellings

Stakeholders involved in developing commitments

  • The Ministers of Finance, Public Works, Health & Social Welfare, the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation, Monrovia City Corporation with support from International and local partner and the CSO WASH Working Group validated this statement.

Open Defecation Target

  • eliminate open defecation by 2030

Update Submitted By

  • Name: George W. K. Yarngo: ASSISTANT MINISTER, Bureau of Community Services, Bureau of Community Services, Ministry of Public Works