Malawi

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 7 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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Finalize the development of a “Fiduciary Frameworks” as part of the establishment of the fully-fledged Water Sector Wide Approach (WaSWAp) arrangement by 2015.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

TORs for fiduciary framework development are complete. However, there is still need to source funding for the developement of the framework.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Mobilisation of resources, hiring of consultant, development and adoption of framework.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No, unlikely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Enhance capacity (recruitment of additional 3,500 HSAs) in the District structures for the effective rolling out of CLTS and Sanitation Marketing and Hygiene Promotion Strategies to ensure increased access to improved sanitation facilities for inhabitants of the urban, peri-urban and rural areas;

2015
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National Planning Processes

Decentralization

Milestones of Progress:

Currently government is absorbing HSAs previously recruited into the health system prior to this committment. Recruitment of new HSAs will require creation of new posts within the health system.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Lobby human resources to create new posts for HSA. Sourcing of additional resources for speedy recruitment and training of HASs.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No, unlikely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No influence

Apart from strengthening Water User Associations (WUAs), increase the number of Area Mechanics in each of the Traditional Areas and expedite the hiring of Local Utility Operators in each of the water supply schemes;

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

The current policy direction requires that new and rehabilitated water supply schemes should have a WUA and a Local Utility Operator hired. This is the current practice in all schemes. Similarly, area mechanics are being recuited in districts where there were none.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Continue guiding and streamlining the use of WUAs and area mechanics so that it is institutionalised.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Rehabilitate, u+G150:G259pgrade, extend and where need be construct new water intakes/sources, treatment and storage facilities across the country;

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Rehabilitation of some GFS schemes by ministry and development partners have been carried out. Consultations and discussions have been held on the proposed rural water supply investment plan which is being tabled for adoption.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Adoption of rural water supply investment plan and resource mobilisation by line ministry and development partners.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

In line with the eThekwini, Sharm-el-Sheikh and Istanbul Declarations allocate at least 1.5% of the National Budget to the sector annually through to 2015, at least doubling this percentage by 2016;

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

The 2014/2015 budget allocation was 0.08%. Although distribution of this allocation registered an increase of 100% or more to local governments from previous budget.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Continue lobbying for increase allocation by development partners, civil society and line ministries.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No, unlikely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Enhance sector coordination and collaboration through use of the WES Network and SWG and the NSHCU for better planning, targeting of effort and use of resources;

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

Sector CSO performance report and reporting framework are in place. Regional and national JSRs have been carried out. The NSHCU needs to be strengthened to be effective.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Redefine NSHCU roles and identify a sustainable resource base to support operations. Updating of CSO performance framework every two years.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Roll out the Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System Countrywide.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

M&E system was rolled out to all local governments in the country.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Need to monitor implementation of the system and quality assurance. There is also need for supervision and mentoring.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Emma Mbalame: Deputy Director, Water Supply Services- MAIRD

Stakeholders who participated in the progress review

  • Sandram Maweru, Principal Secretary, MAWRD. Paulos Worknah, Chief of WASH, UNICEF. Allone Ganizani, Chief of Environment, Health Officer. Ngabaghila Chatata, National Coordinator, WES Network