Zimbabwe

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 6 Commitments

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Evidence-Based Decision Making

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Operationalize by end 2015: updatable GIS-linked national, rural and urban WASH database; enhance monitoring and link financing with performance; hold an annual Joint Sector Review (JSR).

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

Designed the Rural WASH Information Management System (RWIMS) in 2014. Upscaled RWIMS in 2015 and to cover 41 /60 rural districts by Dec 2015.-National Urban WASH database by June 2015.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Training of staff for data collection for RWIMS. Establish a national database for Urban WASH (National Action Committee for WASH, NAC).



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

Commit financial and human resources to clear sector regulation and coordination mechanisms.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

Functional subcomittees at all levels. Improvement in human resources capacity of the NCU.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Strengthen subnational coordination mechanisms for urban WASH and water resources management.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Complete rehabilitation of rural & urban WASH services in line with agreed benchmarks & establish effective community led O&M systems hinged upon PPP approaches by 2015.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

Targeted rehabilitation: 4,761/8,200 water points rehabilitated; 29/33 PWS rehabilitated; rehabilitation of water and wastewater systems in all the 32 urban local authorities; targeted rehabilition in rural service centres. Guidelines for PPP



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Complete targeted rehabilitation. Leverage resources to complete rehabilitation. Review and adopt recommendations by the consultant on the PPP framework. Develop guidelines for the PPP\'s framework.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No, unlikely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

- Develop a Sanitation and Hygiene Policy (including solid waste management) to sustain OD Free communities. - Sustain Participatory Health & Hygiene Education. - Performance benchmark service delivery.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

NAC team trained in Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Strategy Development. Engaged AMCOW to support the process of developing the Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and review the National Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy. International and local consultants identified to support the process. 35 communities declared ODF and significant progress towards ODF. Service level benchmarking done for all urban local authorities.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Engaging AMCOW on ToR for the consultancy and modalities for policy development and review of strategy. Policy development process would then start. Upscale the demand-led sanitation and hygiene component. Peer reviews of SLB for WASH services delivery improvement.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Establish WASH regulatory framework & rationalise roles and responsibilities of service authorities & service providers, including the PPP framework, by December 2014.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

No progress on the WASH regulatory framework. Guidelines for PPP



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Need for engagement with relevant stakeholders on the WASH regulatory framework. Review and adopt recommendations by the consultant on the PPP framework. Develop guidelines for the PPP\'s framework.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Advocate for 7% of the annual national budget towards WASH, and link disbursements to service delivery performance, cost recovery & revenue collection, leveraging an equal amount from other public & private sources by the end of 2015.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

XX/92 local authorties received a budgetary allocation of $xx in 2014. Local authorities budgeting for WASH. Resources also leveraged from donors, CSOs and the private sector for WASH.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Govt should allocate 7% of the budget towards WASH. Perfomance contracting local authorities. Engagement with different stakeholders to leverage resources.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Some influence

Update Submitted By

  • Name: Mr Tinayeshe Mutazu: Director, Ministry of Water Resources Development & Management of the Republic of Zimbabwe

Stakeholders who participated in the progress review

  • Ministries: Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate, Environmental Management Agency, National Coordination Unit, Ministry of Health and Child Care, District Development Fund, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Ministry of Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment, Zimbabwe National Water Authority, National Institute for Health Research, Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development,