The Gambia

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 11 Commitments

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The Ministry of Finance and Planning, in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources, will create clear and distinct budget lines for water, sanitation and hygiene within the National Budget by 2016.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

An allocation of 0.4% of the national budget has made to water sector development programmes (National Budget Estimates, 2014).



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Advocacy for clear budget allocation. Elaboration of sector development programme in MTEF.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Prioritize Sanitation and Drinking Water within a Sector Wide Approach in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, Long Term Development Framework and Long Term Expenditure Framework, C87.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Sanitation and water supply included in the MTEF and Programme for Accelerated Growth and Development which replaced PRSP.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Review the MTEF and validate activities.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

The Ministry of Health will work with other stakeholders to include the elimination of open defecation in the national development plan Programme for Accelerated Growth and Employment (PAGE) 2012- 2015 and 2014 National Health Strategic Plan.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

The National Health Strategic Plan has defined elimination of OD as one of the targets.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Consult Finance to include elemination of OD in PAGE.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

The Ministries of Fisheries and Water resources and Health to take the lead and convene sector stakeholders to carry out the GLAAS process in the country.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

Global Monitoring

Milestones of Progress:



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Request for TA to support in conducting GLAAS.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

The Ministry of Health, Fisheries and Water Resources to take the lead on conducting annual sector reviews to track progress, in close collaboration with development partners.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

Two multisectoral working group meetings were held to review sector progress and challenges.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Develop clear TOR for sector review. Request for support from other countries how they conduct sector reviews.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Support national and regional capacities to collect and manage data on access to WASH in communities, schools, health and nutrition facilities.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

Discussions are ongoing to include WASH in HMIS. EMIS already capture information on WASH in schools.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Organise working sessions with HMIS unit of MoHSw to set WASH information Management System. Organise WASH BAT analysis.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources to continue providing leadership in the national coordination of the sector and provide a platform for sector partners to engage in dialogue to maximize synergies by regular meetings

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

WASH multisectoral working group has been revived and expanded to decentralised levels for coordiantion and dialogue through regular meetings.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Support regional WASH multisectoral meeting and conduct regular monitoring.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Establish a fully formal coordination mechanism for partners jointly provided by Ministry of Health and Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources Public Works.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

Ensure that one principal accountable institution, which is the Ministry of Health, takes clear leadership of the national sanitation portfolio, and establish a coordinating body with specific responsibility for sanitation and hygiene.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

WASH coordination unit takes the lead in sanitation and hygiene.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

Assess capacity building needs for staff at both the central and external services of the ministry in charge of sanitation by 2014, as HR is the main bottleneck identified by GLAAS

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Request for TA to support conducting capacity assessment.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

The Ministry of Health will work with the School of Public Health and Community Health Nurses to integrate Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) training into the training package for health extension workers.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

Trainings have been conducted for preservice health extension workers.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Discuss the review of the curriculum with health training schools to include CLTS.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

Long term Vision

  • achieve universal access to water and sanitation to the entire population by 2020
  • increase equitable access to safe drinking water and sanitation services particularly, in the rural areas
  • scale
  • up community based sanitation programmes in priority districts for elimination of open defecation,
  • improve WASH in schools, health and nutrition
  • encourage multistakeholder participation in decision making around WASH

Open Defecation Target

  • scale
  • up community based sanitation programmes in priority districts for elimination of open defecation