Pakistan

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Total: 5 Commitments

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Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms includes universal access to sanitation and water in Vision 2025 of Government of Pakistan by December 2014

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Vision 2025 document of Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Government of Pakistan included water and sanitation i.e. Improved sanitation from 48% to 90% by 2025. Under Pillar IV, the document made a commitment for increase storage capacity to 90 days, improve efficiency of usage in agriculture by 20%, and ensure access to clean drinking water for all Pakistanis.The document launched in October 2014.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The provinces are preparing their annual development plans with financial budget with effect from July 2015. Vision 2025 provides strategic direction to the provinces.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Provinces develop provincial sectoral plans of WASH by June 2015 that are accompanied with financial estimates and physical targets to achieve the objectives of improved water, sanitation and hygiene.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Decentralization

Milestones of Progress:

Three provinces i.e. Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa developed their provincial development strategies including water and sanitation with their cost estimates for 2014-2018. Punjab developed growth strategy 2014-2018 with urban and rural water and sanitation sectors separately. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa developed integrated development strategy 2014-2018 with water and sanitation sections with financial estimates; and Balochistan developed comprehensive development strategy 2014-2020 that have dedicated water and sanition sector approach with financial estimates. Sindh province is in the process of finalizing its draft sanitation policy that will be operationalized into a strategic plan. In FATA, the Water and Sanitation policies are also being developed.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Sindh province is in the process of finalising its ToRs for WASH sector strategy; Development Partners are facilitating the provinces in finalizing the action plans with resource mobilization support.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Provincial governments in collaboration with municipalities will introduce behavior change approaches that improve sanitation in at least 5,000 villages and will support these villages to achieve 'open defecation free' status

2015
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Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

The Government of Punjab, HUD&PHE Department has targeted 3,360 villages of Punjab to eliminate open defecation through behavior change in year 2014-15. Another 1200 villages be covered in Punjab through development partners. In Sindh, three districts are being covered for ending open defecation by Local Government in collaboration with health department under Saaf Suthra Program that to be scaled up in 13 districts. In other provinces, initiatives for ending ODF about 250 vlllages with development partners are underway. Further, development partnes working with local governmetn in AJK and Northern areas of Pakistan to end open defecation in 150 villages.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Capacity development support is being extended by the development partners.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Provinces conduct sector capacity needs assessment and execute a human resource development plan for WASH by June 2015

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

Punjab province conduced service delivery assessment, and master sector plan 2014-2024 that provides the basis for HR strategy. Sindh Service Delivery Assessment near to completion. Balochistan started master sector plan including HR assessment; The PHE department of KP is developing E- Governance for asset management human resources and reporting of WASH programs.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The ToRs of service delivery assessment in KP under development.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Develop a national monitoring framework, to address inequalities in WASH access, based on provincial frameworks, established for sanitation and drinking water, including research and evidence by June 2015

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

The ODF Projects in the provinces based on inequities identified under national household data. Development partners conducted studies for inequities at different levels with a national study. A national framework for M&E of WASH is under discussion.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Development of National M&E framework for Vision 2025 which includes WASH is in process. Engagement would be required with Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Arif Ahmed Khan: Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change