Paraguay

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 9 Commitments

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To progress towards making the human right to water, sanitation and hygiene a universal one, based on social equality, institutional sustainability and technology.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Structural Information System Model developed and approved on December 2013. In the process of implementation.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Adoption by Ministry of Public Works and Communications (rectory).



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

By 2018, to achieve 75% coverage of safe water and 50% coverage of sanitation, and 100% by 2030, using technologies that are appropriate and are adapted to the social, economic and cultural context of the population.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Good water coverage but very slow sanitation coverage.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Executing projects in the sector.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No, unlikely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Creation of a single public body responsible for overseeing universal access to the right to sanitation, water and hygiene to guarantee institutional, technical and social sustainability, supported by the Inter-institutional Committee for the Coordination of the Drinking Water and Sanitation Sector, created by Decree 874/10/12/2013.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

The project of creating a single entity in the WASH sector already has approval by various governmental group members and lacks final approval by the Ministry of Health in order to pass the Congress



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Approval by Congress.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Strengthening the regulatory body (ERSSAN) to guarantee quality control of services, reporting, applications and accountability, delivering more transparent public and private management at all levels.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

1. Provision of 2 mobile Laboratories for Water Quality and sewage outflows. 2. Regulatory Framework update.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Field application.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

To promote the decentralization of public-private management from the central level to sub-national bodies such as prefectures, districts, municipalities and communities, depending on the level of local capacity. The strategy is of progressively transferring operating capacity to sub-national governments.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Decentralization

Milestones of Progress:

Draft policy guidelines within the Interagency Coordination Committee for the Water and Sanitation Sector - Decree No. 874.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Final approval by the Ministry of Health to pass Congress\'s evaluation.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

prioritization of populations which are vulnerable due to their rural location, membership of indigenous communities and occupation of peri-urban zones, from a human rights and social equality perspective.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

The Government declared that urgent attention needs to be given to rural areas and socially marginalized indigenous communities.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Defining a public policy on water and sanitation.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No, unlikely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

Evaluation of the installed capacity of human resources and development of a professional development and training programme or plan, in accordance with current and future realities, both nationally and internationally.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

Consultancy towards strengthening the Sector



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Training of ministers\' focal points at the technical level.




Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

In the short term, the visibility and credibility of the sector currently responsible for water, sanitation and hygiene will be delivered through the achievement of the goals agreed in the Poverty Reduction Strategy, the Programa Sembrando Oportunidades (Sowing Opportunities Programme) and the National Health and Nutrition Plan, with the active participation of the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC); the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPyBS), the Technical Planning Secretariat (STP) and other national bodies which coordinate with civil society and the private sector.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Interventions are being made in water, especially in very poor rural areas, with resources from the national treasury and the participation of several institutions of the sector.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Updating and systematizing statistical coverage in the WASH Sector.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No, unlikely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No influence

Development of a reliable information system and database of the coverage of water and sanitation services, and the systematic identification of the gaps existing between nominal and effective coverage of services (from both a health and an environmental perspective).

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

Structural Information System Model developed and approved on December 2013. In the process of implementation.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Application.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Mr. Roberto Acosta: Project Management, Planning and Policies Advisor Environmental Sanitation National Service Paraguay