Sénégal

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 24 Commitments

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Maintain the annual provision for the water and sanitation sector at the 2014 level of 30 billion FCFA until at least 2016. Moreover, the State undertakes to conduct, by the end of 2015, two tariff studies in urban and rural areas to define the structures and grids, taking social disparities into account whilst also ensuring that financial balance is maintained.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

 The initial Finance Act of 2015 indicates a budget of 52 billion CFA for the Sector. Furthermore, the study on the pricing of WASH services in urban areas has started; for rural areas, the selection process is currently in progress.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

(i) complete, by the end of 2017, at least 300 motor-drilled wells to improve access to clean water in rural areas, benefiting an additional 800,000 people.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

At the present date, 147 boreholes have been drilled in line with the initial projections. New well drillings are planned for 2015.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Drilling of 153 boreholes has to be completed by the end of 2017. This commitment should be fulfilled in view of the volume of financing mobilized.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

(ii) complete at least 30,000 connections to the sewage network in urban areas and 45,000 individual sanitation facilities in rural areas to improve households' living conditions.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

 For 2014 actual implementation and financing already mobilized involve at least 15 000 connections to urban networks and 36 000 sanitation facilities built in rural areas.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 15,000 connections to a Sanitation System and 4,000 Individual Sanitation Facilities in rural areas still require financing if the objective set for the end of 2017 is to be reached.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

The Government will also need to adopt and enact the new Water Code by the end of 2014, which will include an explicit provision regarding recognition of the right to water and an undertaking to achieve this through its fundamental principles, namely: availability, access, quality, acceptability and affordability.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

 The finalized version of the Water Code including explicit references to human rights to water is available and has been reviewed by the appropriate Technical Committee.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 The two remaining steps are the vote and the enactment of the Water Code enabling legislation, both planned for 2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

(i) Produce and adopt, by the end of 2015, the national strategy and operational and institutional mechanisms to improve water quality.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

A financing line of 160 million FCFA has been obtained from the ADB and a consulting firm hired in March 2015 to develop a National Strategy and operational mechanisms aiming at the improvement of water quality in Senegal.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Final report on the study to be available in October 2015 at the latest.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

(ii) Implement, by the end of 2016, an urban investment programme (establishing defluorination and iron removal) to distribute clean water to at least 280,000 people.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Work has started on the construction of two units of defluoridation and two de-ironing stations – with financing from the West African Development Bank (BOAD) – for the improvement of water quality in the urban perimeter where water services have been subcontracted.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Finalization and approval of the building work for the facilities.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

(i) the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation will finalise and incorporate the gender mainstreaming strategy into the sector plan by the end of 2015. An action plan will enable it to be implemented from 2015 to 2018, in close cooperation with the Ministry for Equity and Gender, UN Women, civil society organisations and local authorities.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

A Genre Unit has been organized in February 2015 following a decree from the Minister and resources mobilized from Technical and Financial Partners and UN Women to implement a gender audit in the Ministry as well as the Action Plan for institutionalisation of gender at the sector level.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

(ii) subsidised connections for access to water and sanitation will continue. Regional WASH surveys will be conducted and will take poverty into account. Cartographic studies will enable inter- and infra-regional disparities in people's access to WASH services to be identified and will be used as a decision-making tool in order to better target the areas of intervention.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

The implementation of the policy of public subsidies for sanitation facilities in rural areas and the social policy of providing connexions to Drinking Water systems in urban and rural areas and of connexions to sanitation systems in urban districts is ongoing in conformity with the framework of sector programmes. The collection of data on access to water is also ongoing in the framework of the Water Sub-Sector to correct inequalities.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The financing for at least three Regional Household Surveys has been obtained from the ADB and they will be conducted in 2016. For this year, a National Household Survey on Sanitation has been given financial support by the WSP and has just started.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

In cooperation with the Ministry of Health and with the support of the development partners and civil society, the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation will: (i) implement the national behaviour change communication programme in the context of the new rural sanitation strategy, by the end of 2014; (ii) scale up community-led total sanitation (CLTS) in order to reduce the rate of open defecation to 25% in 2017, 13% in 2025, and thus to achieve its complete elimination by 2030; (iii) disseminate low-cost sanitation through innovative technological options based on the improved use of local materials.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

The Action Plan for the implementation of the new Sanitation Strategy in rural areas is being developed and includes a plan for the scaling up of CLTS as well as a Communication Plan for Behaviour Change.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Implementation of the Communication Plan on Behaviour Change and definition of operational mechanisms for scaling up CLTS.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

With the support of its partners, the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation will, by 2015, produce and implement a National Sector Capacity Building Plan based on a Jobs and Skills Planning approach in order to take the new implications of the different reforms currently underway into account.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

Two diagnostic studies on the level of competence of the agents of the Ministry have been conducted with financing from Belgium and Luxembourg in the context of their support to sector institutions. Furthermore, projects for the definition of TOR have been developed in the context of the work on the National Plan for the Strengthening of Capacity (PNRC) of the Sector.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Financing the implementation of the PNRC.- National Plan for the Strengthening of Capacity has been finalized and the process will be started by the end of the year 2015. The PRNC will be also used as a unified single platform bringing together the Government and the various sector partners working on this issue.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

The Human Resource Management policy will also be spearheaded as a priority and a Human Resource Division established within the Ministry by the end of 2015.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

 A sub-department has been established in the Ministry for the management of Human Resources.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

With the Ministry for Technical Education and Vocational Training and the International Labour Office, the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation will need to establish a Water and Sanitation Skills Centre, to be up-and-running by the end of 2016 (studies will be launched by the end of 2014 with funding from Luxembourg) so that the sector is able both to create jobs and support the process of professionalising the public water and sanitation sector management, above all in rural areas.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

 The resources necessary for setting up the CME-Center for Water Sector Professions have been included in the 2015 Budget. Contacts have been made.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Study conducted on the organization of the CME-Center for Water Sector Professions and construction of the facility, definition of the pedagogical content and curriculum for the training of the staff.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The Ministry will continue to reform the sector in rural areas, by (i) establishing a system for outsourcing public services in order to involve the private sector in the management of at least 500 water production systems by the end of 2015 and 900 by the end of 2016.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

The first DSP-Delegation of Public Services will be organized before the end of 2015 for subcontracting the management of at least 600 Access to Drinking Water systems in rural areas. The study conducted for setting up DSP in the Northern Zone has been launched in February 2015 with financing from Luxembourg.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Organization of the DSP- Delegation of Public Services in the Northern Zone of the country after finalizing the necessary research and launching the selection process of private contractors.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

(ii) establishing a Rural Wells Office (OFOR), a public body responsible for managing the equipment, monitoring its operation and management and providing support and advice to operators.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

The Office for Well Drilling in Rural Areas (OFOR) has been organized in February 2014 by the Government as a Public Industrial and Commercial Establishment (EPIC) to take charge of the management of water resources facilities in rural areas, to monitor and control their operations and to play a role of support and consultation.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Full and complete operationalization of OFOR- Office for Well Drilling in Rural Areas by the concrete activation of its functions of operations control, management of the assets and of its support and consulting role.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

(iii) strengthening local governance mechanisms for water provision by bringing users and local authorities together.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Decentralization

Milestones of Progress:

The Action plan for the Integrated Management of Water Resources (GIRE) includes the organization of Local Water Committees which will offer a platform for the dialogue between local actors bringing together all the stakeholders.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

The Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation will continue to reform the sector in urban areas: (i) with the support of the technical and financial partners, the Ministry will, from 2014 on, need to strengthen the transfer of networks and stations operated by the Senegalese National Sanitation Office to the private sector.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

The National Office for Sanitation of Senegal (ONAS) has already delegated the management of 3 sewage treatment plants and subcontracted several sewage sludge disposal operations to the private sector.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 The next steps involve the scaling up of the Delegation of Public Services for Waste Water treatment plants and the strengthening of subcontracting.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

(ii) produce a study to define an innovative and lasting sanitation financing mechanism that will ensure service quality and cost recovery in the longer term.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Evidence

Milestones of Progress:

Study financed by the ADB and for which the selection process currently ongoing.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

The Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation will: (i) need to conduct a study with regard to establishing a sector regulation mechanism that will include the different stakeholders, by the end of 2015.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

Transparency

Milestones of Progress:

The World Bank agreed to finance a benchmark study on regulations models in Africa and other countries in relation to rural areas. For urban areas, institutional researches have integrated the issue of regulation in the urban environment.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Conducting a study for the drafting of a Sector Regulation Mechanism aimed at the urban and rural sub-sectors.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

Iii) by the end of 2017, launch an international invitation to tender aimed at handing over the management of the urban public water service to a private operator, bearing in mind that the lease with the current holder will expire in 2018.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

The World Bank agreed to support the Ministry in that approach. The TOR for the institutional studies and work on the selection documents needed to chose the new contractor have been finalized. The selection process of the Consulting Practices to be chosen to conduct the necessary researches will start in May 2015 at the latest.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 Conducting institutional studies and launch of selection procedure.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

Establish more effective decentralisation. (i) continue the strategy to promote investment decisions taken locally, on the basis of Local Water and Sanitation Plans (PLHA), and involving the local authorities in rural areas,

2015
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National Planning Processes

Decentralization

Milestones of Progress:

Some programmes use the Local Plans for Water Resources and Sanitation (PLHA) to identify the investments required at the level of local government districts.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

 The transfer of the control of Water and Sanitation activities to local governments has not yet become a reality and the process of deconcentration of Project Management in the Sector has just started.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

(ii) implement sanitation programmes on the basis of decentralised community mechanisms. (a) involving rural communities more fully in the creation of household demand, in the financing and monitoring of works, (b) decentralising a part of the procurement procedures, making the decentralised technical services responsible for choosing and signing contracts with local operators responsible for family latrine works and

2015
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National Planning Processes

Decentralization

Milestones of Progress:

These principles are implemented in the framework of the Decentralized Mechanism for the Development of Rural Sanitation (MCDAR) financed by the Government of Senegal and presently in the process of implementation. This mechanism based on Government financing is being used since….



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

(iii) sign agreements with urban municipalities for the effective management of semi-public sanitation systems and maintenance work on rainwater drainage channels.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Decentralization

Milestones of Progress:

Contracts for the cleaning-out operations of the Sanitation Systems and contracts for the management of the Waste Water Treatment Plants have been signed between the Sanitation Office and some private contractors.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Ensure the scaling up of those initiatives for a better implication of the private sector in the operation of Sanitation Systems and Facilities in urban areas.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

Along with the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Health, the Minister of Education and other actors, the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation will cooperate with all international monitoring mechanisms: the GLAAS report, Country Support Overview (CSO), the AMCOW African monitoring system and the ADB's regional monitoring/evaluation initiative. Nationally, through the Millennium Water and Sanitation Programme (PEPAM), a monitoring/evaluation system has been established, coordinated by the national monitoring mechanisms of the National Social and Economic Development Strategy (SNDES) and the Emerging Senegal Programme (PSE). The Ministry's sectoral Mid-term Expenditure Framework has been operational since 2012.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

Global Monitoring

Milestones of Progress:

Contribution to the 2014 AMCOW report on Monitoring and Evaluation in the Water and Sanitation Sector.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

The Ministry intends to strengthen the sectoral exchanges and discussions that take place within the quarterly meetings of the Consultative Working Groups with the TFP by including civil society organisations. The joint sector review process that was commenced in 2007 will be continued in terms of mainstreaming the consultation dynamic but it will, above all, be a question of firmly establishing the objective elements of mutual responsibility advocated in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

The commitments made at those levels are all fulfilled being implementation principles for the National Programme for Water and Sanitation.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Amadou DIALLO: PEPAM National Coordinator, PEPAM/ Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation.

Stakeholders who participated in the progress review

  • Amadou DIALLO, PEPAM National Coordinator, PEPAM/ Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation. Arouna TRAORE, National Director, Directorate for Sanitation / Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation. LO NIANE, Programme Officer, Directorate for Sanitation / Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation. Babacar NDIAYE, Water % Sanitation Operations Officer, Coordination Unit for PEPAM/ Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation.