Enabling Environment Assessment

Objectives of the project were: • To determine the complex inter-institutional dynamics and fiscal alignment within the sector. • To create a clearer understanding of the challenges and bottlenecks at various levels that must be addressed for a well-functioning sanitation program. • To assess the monitoring, evaluation and sustainability mechanisms within the program. • Identification of gaps to make government understand so as to make better decisions in policy implementation and capacity building. To provide clearer vision as to how the country can meet the 2015 MDG sanitation target.

Services Provided

Semiotics conducted field research/data collection & FGDs. Also reviewed/analysed:
• Policies, strategies and province/federal government directions with respect to sanitation Policy, Strategy, and Direction
• Institutional arrangements at province/federal government levels with respect to sanitation Institutional Arrangements
• Program methodologies of relevant province/federal governments with respect to sanitation Program Methodology
• Assess implementation capacity of relevant province/federal governments with respect to on-going / proposed sanitation programs Implementation Capacity
• Availability of products and tools in relevant provinces and any government, donor, or other initiatives with respect to creating a market for sanitation products and services and capacity building of private providers Availability of Products and Tools
• On-going/ potential financing/incentives programs being proposed / implemented in relevant provinces with respect to help communities achieve ODF status Financing and Incentives
• On-going / past programs in relevant provinces and seek to gain data regarding cost structures Cost-Effective Implementation • On-going / past programs in relevant provinces and assess monitoring and evaluation programs. Monitoring and Evaluation Outputs of the project were: • to achieve community wide open defecation free environment through bringing in behaviour change in terms using of sanitation facilities at local level.
• developing cost-effective approaches for setting sanitary services and sanitation markets.
• strengthen existing policies in a way that will increase the credibility of Institutional and financial inputs at both national and local levels. Roll out the idea of TSSM, hence, providing access to various public-private partnerships.
• National level workshop to bring all the provincial representatives on a common platform and to give them a fair chance to brainstorm on issues and bottlenecks that may cause implementation hurdles for the future sanitation projects National Synthesis Report of the project including separate chapters on each province as per the scope of the study.


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