Uganda

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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Country Processes

Commitments

Progress Stage

Priority Area

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Local governments to ensure 100% sanitation coverage by all leaders and ministry of health to ensure enactment and enforcement of sanitation ordinances and bye-laws in 25% of the districts by 2016.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Decentralization

Milestones of Progress:

Sanitation coverage for the leaders. Carrying out advocacy & sensitization workshops for district leaders, technical staff & CSO. Draft generic by-laws prepared for districts & small towns.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Advocacy and continuous monitoring. Getting the genric by-laws approved by Ministry of Local Government and Solicitor General.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

Ministry of Finance to allocate a portion of the 0.5% of the GDP to the sanitation budget by 2016.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

% allocation of funds to the budget line by the MOFPED.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

NSWG, OPM, WASH parliamentary committe to continue Lobbying the line ministries and MFPED to allocate funds to the sanitation budget line.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No, unlikely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Sector Permanent Secretaries to ensure Sector Working Group meetings are scheduled, regularly held and attended by all senior officers from the different sector ministries (WSESWG, HPAC)

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

Sector Working Group meetings held.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Ensuring that other sector heads do attend meetings of the different SWGs.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Public Service and District Service Commissions to gradually recruit and fill vacant sector posts from 71% to 80% by 2016 with opportunities for promotions, further training with logistical support (Transport).

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

Districts with fully-filled staff positions. Staffing status at Environmnetal Health Division (EHD) and transport status.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Districts & MoH/EHD to recruit and fill the vacant posts.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

Ministry of Health to elevate the Environmental Health Division to a department by end of 2016.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

Status of EHD in the ministry



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

NSWG, OPM, WASH parliamentary committee and Development Partners to continue Lobbying the MOH to elavate EHD to a department.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some Influence

M.O.H. to ensure sanitation ordinances and by-laws are enacted and enforced in 25% of the districts by 2016.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

% of local governments with by-laws and ordinances. MOH met with the president on the plight of sanitation in the districts in which he directed OPM to direct districts to promote sanitation.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Follow up by the CAOs on the implementation of the OPM directive and Technical staff (Central, Districts & NGOs) to sanitation promotion by all local governments. OPM set up a tsak team and has held two meetings.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Mr. Daudi-Mukungu Mukama: Public Health Specialist, Ministry of Water and Environment of the Republic of Uganda

Stakeholders who participated in the progress review

  • Sector ministries were; Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Sports. Development partners were; Water and sanitation programme of the World Bank and UNICEF. Civil society organisations were; WaterAid and the Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET). Others were; The WASH Parliamentary Forum representative and IRC