South Sudan

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 6 Commitments

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Political Prioritization

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The MEDIWR, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other WASH partners/stakeholders, will aim at stopping the transmission of water-borne diseases, namely by: 1) achieving by 2016 the eradication of the Guinea Worm via the provision of safe drinking water; 2) achieving by 2016 Open Defecation Free (ODF) status in 600 villages and increasing the overall access to sustainable improved sanitation services by (4%).

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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

1. Out of 113 endemic villages, 42 villages were declared Guineworm free . 2. Out of 600 villages, 200 villages declared Open defecation free (ODF).



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

1. MEDIWR in collaboation with partners to continue provision of safe drinking water in the remaining 71 Guinea worm endemic villages. 2. MEDIWR in collaboration with partners to continue with CLTS implementation to declare ODF in the remaining 380 villages of target.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

The MEDIWR, in collaboration with WASH partners and stakeholders, will build-up on the 2012 SWA Commitments and by 2016 further support the full operationalization of the AMADI Rural Development Institute, namely by defining the curriculum and facilitating the allocation of the necessary human resources for the commencement of WASH training courses.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

Consultants from Netherlands have conducted five trainings to techncal staff from MAFC&RD and MEDIWR on the curricullum development.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Continuation of the curriculum development processes by technical staff through the support of Netherlands government.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The MEDIWR, in collaboration with WASH partners and stakeholders, will build-up on the 2012 SWA Commitments and improve the effectiveness of the WASH Information Management System, attaining total operationalization and 100% coverage of national and state levels by 2016.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) commenced the assessment on WASH Information management System (WIMS).



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Addressing the gaps/challenges identified by the assessment by MEDIWR and development partners.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The MEDIWR, in collaboration with partners and stakeholders, will have initiated by 2016 the deployment of mechanisms that ensure transparency and accountability of all financial resources allocated to the WASH sector in South Sudan.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

Ministry of Finance providing training to the finance officers and managers to ensure transparency and accountability.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

To continue training of managers and Finance officers on transpareny and accountability.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

MoFCIEP, in collaboration with MEDIWR, will establish and ensure a minimum allocation for sanitation and hygiene of 0.2% of national expenditure by 2016.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

The Minister of Finance agreed to the commitment.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

MEDIWR to plan the budget to include the 0.2% national expenditure for 2015/16 for Sanitation and Hygiene.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

The MEDIWR, in collaboration with partners and stakeholders, will advocate during the period 2014-16 for the enactment of the water bill and approval of the Rural and Urban WASH Investment Plans.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

The water bill has been developed, the rural and urban WASH investment plans developed.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Approval of the documents by the Cabinet and Legistlature.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Mr. Peter Mahal Dhieu Akat: Director General for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Ministry of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources (MEDIWR) South Sudan

Stakeholders who participated in the progress review

  • Sector ministries involved: Beside the Ministry of Electricity Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources here were other ministries: Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Ministry of Gender Child and Social Welfare, Ministry of Health. Development partners: UNICEF, SNV, World Relief, Concern Worldwide, Polish Humanitarian (PAH) and United Methodist Relief Organization (UMCO). Civil Society: Sout