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Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 8 Commitments

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The Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation will cooperate with the Ministry of Finance and development partners to reduce open defecation by at least 30% by 2016. This is in line with the 2012-2015 Social and Economic Development Plan (PDES) and the2011-2015 National Clean Water and Sanitation Supply Programme.

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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

 An Information System for Monitoring and Evaluation of Access to Sanitation and Water (SISEAN) being presently developed is to be launched in 2015.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Focus on promoting positive change in relation to hygiene and sanitation.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Strengthen implementation of the sanitation sector's monitoring and evaluation framework by implementing communication plans by 2016.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

 A general assessment exercise has been followed by the development of a Data Base on Hygiene and Sanitation.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Training of Central and Regional management staff on the data capture and database consultation system.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

For sanitation, the Ministry of Finance will concentrate on establishing a budget line for sanitation by 2016.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

 A dedicated budget line has been created in 2015 for Sanitation.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Increase budget allocation for the promotion of positive change in relation to hygiene and sanitation.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

With regard to water, the Government will need to increase the financial allocation by at least 20% by 2016 in order to improve the rate of access to clean water. This would enable a 58% rate of clean water access to be achieved.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

The budget allocation has increased from 8 billion in 2014 to 117 billion in 2015.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Maintain level of budget allocation for 2016.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Adopt the Operational Strategy for the Promotion of Hygiene and Basic Sanitation in 2014 and the national sanitation policy by 2016, underpinned by a financing plan to be included in the sector's mid-term expenditure framework and which will set specific investment objectives for the 2014-2016 period.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

The operational strategy for the promotion of Hygiene and Sanitation has been adopted in 2014.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Work on the drafting of the National Sanitation Policy is in the process of being started.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No influence

With regard to schools and health facilities, the Government must mobilise additional resources from donors and private investors for the WASH sector.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Joint implementation of WASH programmes by the Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation and the Ministry of Public Health.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Pursue dialogue with partners.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

By 2015, take measures to make the consultation frameworks operational in order to ensure effective sector coordination.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

Meeting every two months of the coordinating commissions Government/Technical and Financial Partners co-chaired by the Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation and the lead partner.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Finalize the implementation of the recommendations of the 2014 Review and harmonize procedures.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Harmonise hygiene and sanitation policies in order to offer an effective programme implementation framework by the end of 2016.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

Organization with the support of the Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation of an Interdepartmental Coordination Committee for the sub-sector Hygiene and Sanitation.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Activate a synergy and evaluate the Action Plan for SOPHAB (Operational Strategy for the Promotion of Basic Hygiene and Sanitation) as well as the other aspects of the Sanitation Policy.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Mr. Elias Chinamo: Assistant Director, Environmental Health, Hygiene and Sanitation Ministry of

Stakeholders who participated in the progress review

  • Sector ministries involved: Ministries of Health and Social Welfare, Water, Education and Vocational Training and Prime Minister’s Office, Responsible for Regional Administration and Local Government. Development Partners: UNICEF, GIZ, WSP (BW), SNV, Water Aid, Plan International and DFID. Civil Society: TAWASANET and SAWA. Other: Vice President’s Office, Division of Environment, Ministries of Transport and Housing and Human Settlements.