Switzerland

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Total: 3 Commitments

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Until 2017, Switzerland commits to spend USD 100 million annually on WASH as follows: - 80% to be spent in rural areas - 70% for inst. strengthening/capacity building - 90% in off tracked countries for sanitation

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

2014 data from SDC Water Portfolio not yet available. FYI in 2013 ? for bilateral & earmarked projects, SDC spent USD70Million on WASH, with 74% focused on rural areas & small towns, 55% on software (versus hardware), 34% for sanitation (versus 66% for water supply). ? SDC spent in addition around USD45Million for NGO & multilateral contributions for WASH, but other data (rural/urban, soft/hard, water/sanitation, off-track countries) were not collected.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

? Improve monitoring of the SDC water portfolio for NGO & multilateral contributions (break down data). ?Increase focus on sanitation in off track countries



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Switzerland commits to spend, until 2017, 5% on actions to support a unified, robust framework for national monitoring (20 countries, CSOs, …) and global (JMP, GLAAS, AfDBs) and 2% for Research.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

? in 2014 SDC carried on its long-lasting support to JMP & GLAAS, see GPWI annual reports 2012/13/14 (in 2013 around 1% was dedicated to global monitoring, 2013 SDC Water Portfolio)and engaged in the piloting of a Global Expanded Monitoring Initiaitve for Water in the framework of the SDGs (for wastewater and water resources) ?In countries of focus and with specific partners (such IDB and AfDB), SDC supported the strengthening of the national monitoring (for instance Nicaragua/Honduras, Kosovo/Moldova, Mozambique/Niger, Tanzania) ? In 2013 SDC spent around 1% for Research



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Increase support to research programs



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

Switzerland commits to have strategic guidelines on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation produced and applied in all Swiss water programmes.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

? Full support to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human right to Water & Sanitation & following her work, adoption of the new resolution 27/7 on HRWS of the Human Right Council ? In september 2014, launch of the handbook \"Realising the human rights to water and sanitation\". ? Supports the use of the Toolkit on implementing the HRWS (http://www.waterlex.org/waterlex-toolkit/ ) ? Successful succession to the special rapporteur Catarina de Albuquerque -> Leo Heller . ? Some SDC partners are already applying the guidelines, i.e. the Rural Water Supply Network has a pilar on \"Equality, Non-Discrimination & Inclusion\" and focuses on the implementation of the HRWS.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation is one of SDC flagship however SDC needs to carry on advocating for its implementation internally and take-up by its Swiss partners.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence