Harmonisation of rural water service delivery drivers and barriers, Ghana

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Prepared by Vida Duti and Emmanuel Gaze; presented at the Triple-S Annual Review and Planning Meeting (ARAP), Fort Portal Uganda, 6th-11th May 2013

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  • of the National Community Water and Sanitation Programme
  • Harmonisation of rural water service delivery drivers and barriers, Ghana

    1. 1. HARMONIZATION OFRURAL WATERSERVICE DELIVERYDRIVERS AND BARRIERSPresented by:Vida Duti andEmmanuel Gaze
    2. 2. WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …2WHAT ARE WETRYING TO ADDRESS ?Fragmented approaches Stand-alone, one-off donorfunded projects Operational documentsincomplete and unpublished Gap between policy andpractice
    3. 3. WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …3THE ICEBERG IN OURROUTE 1/7 of an icebergis above thesurface. When a ship hitan iceberg it hitsbelow thesurface So what are ourhidden dangers
    4. 4. WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …4THE EXPERIMENT:WHAT AND HOW ?Develop a set ofnationaloperationaldocumentsEstablishprotocols withina common sectorframeworkThree prong approach:• Review and consolidateexisting operationaldocuments• Unearth underlyingfactors hinderingharmonization• Open sector dialogue tocreate space forreflection and revision
    5. 5. WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …5WHAT DO WE HAVE NOW ?We have lots ofoperationaldocumentsSome are verygoodSome areunfinishedOperational documents• National Water Policy• Sector Strategic DevelopmentPlan• National Community Water andSanitation Programme• National Water and SanitationStrategy• Project Implementation Manual• District Operational Manual• Community Operational Manual• Standards and guidelines• ------ and more
    6. 6. WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …6 Project-driven approaches hinderefficient delivery of water servicesto rural populations A government-led framework willalign all approaches with nationalnorms and standards Our CWSA-led study will establishappropriate systems and protocolsKEY MESSAGES

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