Sri Lanka

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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Evidence-Based Decision Making

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Country Processes

Commitments

Progress Stage

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Ensure progressive annual increase in national budget allocation up to 4% for water supply and 2.0% for sanitation by 2016.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Based on the national census in 2012 the gaps are estimated accurately and the annual invetsment required to achive national targets are evaluated.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Attention of the decision makers have been drawn to priority sub-sectors such as rural and plantation sectors where the achievements are lagging.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No, unlikely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Financing water and sanitation to achieve universal coverage by 2020.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Policy of the government, planned development and commitments for financing are commensurate with this target.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Rural and plantation sector capacity development and institutional arrangement for sustainbility need special focus.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Improve stakeholder consultation to meet beneficiary aspirations towards affordable service delivery.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

Transparency

Milestones of Progress:

In all new development and rehabilitation of existing systems, consultation process introduced through divisional and district level stakeholder forums.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Since this is an ongoing process and Sri Lanka introduced it since early 1990s, it is important to share experience with other regions.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Consolidate policies and formulate two consolidated policies for Drinking Water and Sanitation Expand pipe borne sewerage in densely populated cities to protect environment and improve quality of life.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

National Drinking Water Supply Policy Approved in 2010 and National Sanitation Policy is in the process of approval.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Views of key stakeholders have been incorporated in the Sanitation Policy.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Expand pipe borne sewerage in densely populated cities to protect environment and improve quality of life. Consolidate policies and formulate two consolidated policies for Drinking Water and Sanitation.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Major sewerage development projects prioritised for main cities have been planned and secured funding for the next five years.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Sri Lanka as one of the highest population densities has realised the impact on the environment due to poor sanitation.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Provide leadership for National Coordination and follow inclusive approach to maximize synergies to achieve goals. Also the process helps to disseminate information of achievements and validate progress with the participation of key stakeholders.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

Post-tsunami emergency WASH coordination was mainstreamed in the national platform under the leadership of the Chief Executive officer of the Ministry of Water Supply.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Decision to invite private setor to address chronic national issues such as Chronic Kidney Disease was taken at the last coordination meeting held in February.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Mr. Ananda H Jayaweera: Technical Adviser- Alternative Partner  

Stakeholders who participated in the progress review

  • Mr. A.Abeygunasekara   Adviser Ministry of Urban Development Water Supply & Drainage (My of UDWS&D). Mr. Rohiitha  Wickramaratne Director Planning My of UDWS&D Govt  Focal Point. Mr. Ananda H Jayaweera: Technical Adviser- Alternative Partner