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Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Total: 11 Commitments

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Allocate and spend in the coming 4 years (2014-2017) USD 100 million per year (ODA) to improve access to drinking water and sanitation as well as hygiene promotion. These resources will be channelled through bi-lateral WASH programmemes in 7 countries, through multi-lateral agencies, through NGO’s and the private sector.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

average planned expenditure/y USD 113,4 million Realisation WASH 2014: USD116,25/year



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Expenditure subject to sufficient budget allocation



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

Co-host an international Conference with other interested partners to discuss and reach agreements on the operationalization and monitoring of the Post-2015 SDG goals for WASH. The meeting is proposed to be held in the Netherlands (fall of 2015) and will address issues such as ‘divisions of labour’, implementation, monitoring and reporting on achieving the new WASH targets. The results of the Conference are expected to feed into the preparations of the next Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level Meeting (HLM) in 2016.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Memo about (co-)hosting the event is being worked on. Go/no Go will be given end of April



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Agreement with SWA Secretariat on partnership meeting and sector ministers meeting



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Financially support with € 10 million (until 2018) the implementation of the ‘Football for Water’ initiative to provide WASH in schools in Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Financial support up till now: EUR6225000 (http://www.openaid.nl/project/?iati_id=NL-1-PPR-23872)



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Disburse rest of financial support (untill 2018) by DGIS



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Through their bilateral programme, private sector partnerships, civil society support and partnership with international agencies, reach a total of 25 million people by 2015 and provide them with first time access to water, sanitation and hygiene services. It is foreseen that this ambitious goal will be reached for sanitation. However, for water supply this may be delayed until 2018.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Number of people reached with first time access to water: 9300000 people Number of people with first time access to sanitation: 11400000people (2011-2013)



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Additional funding is required or leverage of existing funding (Could be made possible with innovative financing)



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

Keep DGIS partners accountable for achieving the anticipated project results, and sustain the provision of WASH services by the inclusion of a sustainability clause in the financing arrangements. The clause stipulates assurances for sustainability of project investments for up to 10 years after conclusion of the project.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

Global Monitoring

Milestones of Progress:

Sustainability clause is incorporated in all new agreements



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

n.a.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

Have all investments (budget and actual spending), activities and results readily available online via open source, following the IATI guidelines, by 2015. Additionally, with support from AKVO using FLOW, all Dutch-funded programmes and investments will be geo-referentially mapped herewith, providing full insight in the volume and geographical spread of our programmes and results worldwide.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

Transparency

Milestones of Progress:

All financial data online see: www.openaid.nl and www.rijksoverheid.nl/opendata/ontwikkelingssamenwerking



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Efforts on the way to incorporate results data in IATI reports from the reporting organizations



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Advocate for and implement the sustainability clause, including the technical sustainability audits, in contracts with all implementing partners. DGIS will encourage implementing partners to agree on a ‘sustainability compact’ with local government and other local sector stakeholders including private sector and civil society. DGIS is committed to document their experiences with these instruments and share the lessons learnt in various international fora.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Development of a sustainability compact is mandatory in all new projects and programms



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

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Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

Expect all partner programmes to include: a component to strengthen sector capacities needed for sustained service delivery; and capacities for planning and monitoring sector performance.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

In West and Central Africa sustainability compacts are now in place in 9 countries



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Continued attention required



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No data

Earmark €10 million for a new 'Water Knowledge and Innovation Platform’ focused at developing knowledge and innovations for sustainable water use in Sub- Sahara Africa. DGIS is keen to combine efforts with other interested partners to combine efforts and cooperate in this area.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

This resulted in the new VIA Water Fund



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

n.a.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

Co-host with many other partners the WASH Sustainability Forum in Amsterdam in June this year. The Forum will provide a platform to discuss and exchange experiences around practical approaches and tools towards sustainable service delivery.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Hosted: June 30th & July 1st at the RAI in Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

n.a.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Agree to continue financial support to the SWA Secretariat of US$ 1.5 million for the years 2014 and 2015. The agreement with UNICEF - the SWA secretariat's host - will be signed this spring.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Disbursements are made



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

n.a.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence