Zambia

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 5 Commitments

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Political Prioritization

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The Ministry of Local Government and Housing and the Ministry of Finance to jointly develop by 2016, a financing strategy, with specific investment targets for water and sanitation.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

Financing mechanisms for the national rural and urban water supply and sanitation programmes being developed



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Fully operationalise the basket funding mechanisn to increase sector funding, pool funds, and harmonise financial contributions.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

The Ministry of Local Government and Housing in collaboration with WASH partners to increase to 60%, the number of people with access to improved sanitation in rural and urban areas by 2016.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Reached 2.2 million new beneficiaries of improved sanitation in rural areas. 43 % coverage for rural for areas and 58.7% for urban areas . Over 180,000 learners had acess to improved sanitation in both urban and rural schools, sanitation coverage in schools is at 45.%.


More than 4,500 ODF villages.


First ODF district being verified.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Ministry of Local Government with involvement of partners to upscale to uncovered districts.


Ministry of Local Government with involvement of partners to strengthen Provinces and local authorities for stronger follow up of districts. The Ministry of Education to employ SLTS to trigger schools and commuinities to construct latrines and put up handwashing facilities using their own initiatives. ODF school certification procedure to be implemented by Ministry of Education.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

The Ministry of Local Government and Housing, to implement by 2016, an ODF strategy and an urban sanitation strategy, to achieve open defecation free status by 2020.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Draft urban sanitation strategy developed.



ODF consultants team being engaged to work with sanitation technical team.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Final validation of Urban Sanitation Strategy by stakeholders and approval.


Start stakeholder consultative process to develop the ODF Stategy.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

The Ministry of Local Government and Housing to establish by 2016, a national Management Information System for the water supply and sanitation sub-sector to be used for planning and reporting in 65 % of all districts of Zambia.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

Linking Monitoring to Planning

Milestones of Progress:

An M&E unit has been established and is monitoring sanitation and hygiene in 60% of rural districts.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Inclusion of water indicators to effectively monitor WASH.


Stregthen sub-national actors in monitoring and evidence-based planning.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

The Ministry of Local Government and Housing to develop and roll out by 2016, a capacity development strategy which will coordinate, harmonize, and prioritize capacity development activities in the Rural and Urban Water Supply and Sanitation sub-sector.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

Put in place a technical team and developed the first draft Capacity Strategy.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Final validation of the Capacity Strategy by stakeholders and approval.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Selenia Matimelo: Principal Community Development Officer, Ministry of Local Government and Housing.

Stakeholders who participated in the progress review

  • Oswell Katooka, Assistant Director Water and Sanitation , Ministry of Government and Housing. Mirriam Mukamba, National Coordinator, NGO-WASH Forum. John Pinfold, Chief Toilets, UNICEF.