Nepal

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 7 Commitments

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Continue Sector Reform through implementing reforms on effective coordination, having the district as primacy for bottom up planning, resource allocation and utilization by various themes. That is in addition to continuous assessment for policy, strategy, institution, sector performance, coordination structure, M&E system and capacity of both service authorities and service providers. Also, drafting one WASH sector development plan that will set priority areas for rural and urban and draw specific action plan to achieve both basic and higher services as outlined in the long-term vision document of the WASH sector.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

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Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

D-WASH-CC need to be given stronger role and to balance its role to include water supply.


Sector investment plan to be formulated.



- SDP agreed Govt and DevelopmentPartners by 2015 and implementation initiated in 2016




Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Accelerate Social Movement for Sanitation with the approval of SHMP, to reach the target of attaining Open Defecation Free Nepal (universal access to sanitation). The Second Joint Sector review process came out with a plan for sustainable sanitation beyond ODF with a plan for balance between sanitation in rural and urban with a special focus on people with disabilities and difficulties.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

- 23 out of 75 Districts declared ODF through consensus building in sanitation conferences.


- Update of SHMP through National Workshop on Post-ODF Campaign (NaWPOC: Nov 2014) and Fecal Sludge Management Workshop (16-17 Mar 2015) in process.


- Output of meetings reflected in draft WASH Policy 2015 and over-arching WASH Act.


- Funding becoming available for piloting and capacity building.


- Gradual shift from project to programmatic approach



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Finalization of Total Sanitation Guidelines and upgrading ODF campaigns to Total Sanitation Campaign.


Attaining ODF/Total Sanitation situation in urban areas.


Emphasis in creating disable friendly Sanitation facilities.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

A separate program with budgets for sustainability to be created. Capacity of users committee for implementing business plan, Water safety Plan and maintenance program will be aligned in 2014-1016.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

- 20% of WASH budget allocated to O&M.


- WSP training being provided to User Committees.




Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Functionality Training for User Committee through NWSSTC in plan, dependent on funding.


Monitoring of VDC spending.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Sector will develop financial strategy highlighting sector funding needs, gap and possible ways to secure additional resources both from internal and external sources. achieving set targets by 2017 and beyond.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Financial analyst under recruitment.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Continued consultation with DPs.


Consultation with MoF.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

The sector financing strategy is to be prepared with appropriate investment plan for various aspects of WASH with priority for reaching the unreached, sustaining ODF, maintaining maintaining existing services, upgrading and sustaining urban sanitation infrastructure.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Mixed progress. Depends on recruitment of financial analyst.



Financial strategy will be part of SDP.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

SDP to be agreed by 2015 and implementation initiated in 2016.


Recruitment of Consultant to undertake formulation of draft strategy through stakeholder consultations


(see also commitment 4).



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Develop policy provision procedures and review role of community and private sector financing

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

In process through change of policies of Town Development Fund, and OBA pilots in Small Town project



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

National consultation.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No, unlikely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

Nepal will call all donors and international community for increased financial assistance and technical support to enable

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Technical support made available in key technical areas, through projects and interaction through universities.


More investment projects for WASH and related activities in the pipeline.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Financing strategy and private sector capacity to be strengthened to enhance absorption capacity.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Ram Chandra Devkota: Joint Secretary,Water & Environment Division,Ministry of Urban Development/Govt of Nepal