SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:35:35 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: Is ‘access to adequate and equitable sanitation’ for all by 2030 achievable? - by: andreshuesoWA http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/20309-is-access-to-adequate-and-equitable-sanitation-for-all-by-2030-achievable#21297 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/20309-is-access-to-adequate-and-equitable-sanitation-for-all-by-2030-achievable#21297 thanks for your comments.

I did not look into detail at how to ensure government leadership in this paper, but if you ask me, first you need some sort of national level political commitment. Based on my experience, things that have helped achieve this include making the 'economic' case for sanitation (eg WSP's Economics of Sanitation work), increasing demand from population, and international fora and commitments (SDGs, organising regional sanitation meetings, or the Sanitation and Water for All high level meeting as the one that just took place).
We have recently published some research on what happens after that, in case you are interested: www.wateraid.org/fromwilltoaction

Regarding development of sanitation vs other fields, no systematic research into it, but I'd say it works both ways. Eg East Asian countries that prioritised sanitation early on (www.wateraid.org/what-we-do/our-approach...81-931b-d5b97a9456a3). Or the opposite more recently with India moving very slowly in terms of sanitation coverage while its poorer neighbours (Nepal, Bangladesh) were making tremendous progress.

Regards

Andrés]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:16:41 +0000
Re: Is ‘access to adequate and equitable sanitation’ for all by 2030 achievable? - by: Marijn Zandee http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/20309-is-access-to-adequate-and-equitable-sanitation-for-all-by-2030-achievable#21255 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/20309-is-access-to-adequate-and-equitable-sanitation-for-all-by-2030-achievable#21255
I think your paper would be very interesting to read as it seems to touch on a lot of subjects I have been trying to think about. (see for example this thread: forum.susana.org/forum/categories?func=v...18970&limit=1000)

One crucial bite, for me, from your abstract:
including focusing on how to deliver urban sanitation, ensuring government leadership and sector harmonisation
(my emphasis)

Did you identify any drivers for governments to assume this leadership role? To my mind that is a key question.

Related to this, the section:
Experts believe that in the past, sanitation was regarded as a taboo and a private issue, and given low political prioritisation


Seems to imply that even in countries where there has been significant development in other fields sanitation has lagged. Did you do/find any research on this? Is there a (consistent) lag (perhaps only temporary) between development and improving sanitiation? Or is there, perhaps, a correlation that governments who are successfully stimulating development are also more successful in improving sanitation?

Regards

Marijn]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:19:15 +0000
Re: Is ‘access to adequate and equitable sanitation’ for all by 2030 achievable? - by: andreshuesoWA http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/20309-is-access-to-adequate-and-equitable-sanitation-for-all-by-2030-achievable#21254 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/20309-is-access-to-adequate-and-equitable-sanitation-for-all-by-2030-achievable#21254
Replying to your questions

(1) how did you do this "expert consultation" and how many experts took part? Was it done through a survey?

R: I contacted around 30 sanitation experts and ended up interviewing 18. It was through individual semi-structured in-depth interviews, either through skype or in person.

(2) You stated that However, experts also highlight that prioritisation has nowadays reached unprecedented levels, opening up opportunities for progress.

R: Some examples they referred to:
Inclusion of access to sanitation as an MDG target -2003
Declaration of the International Year of Sanitation -2008
Recognition as a Human Right -2010

But also the emergence of new donors (eg Gates) and a general rise in the profile of the sector.

(3)
You said
"However, it will be even more crucial that the key institutions in the sanitation sector display leadership and move towards more collaborative, adaptive and learning-oriented ways of working."
Are you able to elaborate a bit on this here? What kind of learning-oriented ways do you mean? Would posting and reading on this Forum count?

R: I think the structures, logic and funding streams that the sector has many times leads to -especially at the national level- isolated and target-driven implementation of sanitation. We need to acknowledge that sanitation is a complex issues (infrastructure, behaviour, public good, service dimension...) and embrace it. Eg having more flexible targets, more frequent feedback loops (are we moving in the right direction, do we need to course correct), and embedding incentives for collaboration and learning.
To answer the last question I would need to have a clearer picture about the people that read and post in this forum, but what I have in mind would probably be more of national and local level learning mechanisms.

Regards,

Andrés]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:35:23 +0000
Re: Is ‘access to adequate and equitable sanitation’ for all by 2030 achievable? - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/20309-is-access-to-adequate-and-equitable-sanitation-for-all-by-2030-achievable#20710 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/20309-is-access-to-adequate-and-equitable-sanitation-for-all-by-2030-achievable#20710
Thanks a lot for posting the information about your paper here. (I understand that the fee of around 3000 US$ made it prohibitive to make it non-paywalled)

No problem, perhaps we could discuss some of your findings anyhow.

I am wondering:
(1)
how did you do this "expert consultation" and how many experts took part? Was it done through a survey?

(2)
You stated that
However, experts also highlight that prioritisation has nowadays reached unprecedented levels, opening up opportunities for progress.

Sounds great. If you had to provide any references for this, was anyone able to prove this statement with hard and fast facts or figures, or was it more of a gut feeling? I would share this gut feeling but it would be great to have good evidence for it.

(3)
You said
"However, it will be even more crucial that the key institutions in the sanitation sector display leadership and move towards more collaborative, adaptive and learning-oriented ways of working."

Are you able to elaborate a bit on this here? What kind of learning-oriented ways do you mean? Would posting and reading on this Forum count?

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:36:16 +0000
RE: question about UNICEF lecture on SDGs on 9 November 2016 - by: Hutton http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/19447-mdgs-to-sdgs--what-is-the-difference-and-what-do-we-do-differently-lecture-by-unicef#20628 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/19447-mdgs-to-sdgs--what-is-the-difference-and-what-do-we-do-differently-lecture-by-unicef#20628 that's something to aim for!!

Guy]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:57:09 +0000
Is ‘access to adequate and equitable sanitation’ for all by 2030 achievable? - by: andreshuesoWA http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/20309-is-access-to-adequate-and-equitable-sanitation-for-all-by-2030-achievable#20309 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/20309-is-access-to-adequate-and-equitable-sanitation-for-all-by-2030-achievable#20309
This paper has been recently published in the Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2016, Vol. 6, No. 4): "Is ‘access to adequate and equitable sanitation’ for all by 2030 achievable? Perspectives from sector experts on what needs to change to realise the Sustainable Development Goal" http://washdev.iwaponline.com/content/6/4/650

Copying the abstract below.
Do get in touch if this is of interest.

Andrés Hueso
Senior Policy Analyst – Sanitation
WaterAid





Abstract

The global community has set the goal of universal access to sanitation by 2030. In the face of limited progress, business as usual is not an option for sanitation sector actors. Through an expert consultation, this paper aims to shed light on the changes needed. Experts believe that in the past, sanitation was regarded as a taboo and a private issue, and given low political prioritisation. This resulted in inadequate financing, capacity and institutions. Programmes were implemented in an uncoordinated manner outside government systems. They focused on infrastructure, neglecting behaviour change or addressing it with blanket approaches. The poor remained unreached, especially in urban areas. Poor collaboration and insufficient learning hindered progress in the sector. However, experts also highlight that prioritisation has nowadays reached unprecedented levels, opening up opportunities for progress. A consensus is starting to emerge on how to address past blockages and on the key knowledge gaps and sector priorities, including focusing on how to deliver urban sanitation, ensuring government leadership and sector harmonisation, and getting better at changing behaviour. However, it will be even more crucial that the key institutions in the sanitation sector display leadership and move towards more collaborative, adaptive and learning-oriented ways of working.]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:50:25 +0000
Re: MDGs to SDGs – What is the Difference and What Do We Do Differently? (lecture by UNICEF) - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/19447-mdgs-to-sdgs--what-is-the-difference-and-what-do-we-do-differently-lecture-by-unicef#19905 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/19447-mdgs-to-sdgs--what-is-the-difference-and-what-do-we-do-differently-lecture-by-unicef#19905 The 169 commandments - The proposed sustainable development goals would be worse than useless

Many countries, including Pakistan, did not meet the MDGs, the predecessor of the SDGs. It is puzzling how 17 goals and 169 targets of SDGs would be met. In addition to the large requirement of finances, it is the political will, and the pathways to achieve SDGs, that counts.

Here, with the initial thrust of UNDP and UNIDO, small units comprising of 2 persons, have been set up in the planning departments. Beyond that, it is, so to say, “all quiet of the western front.” What would those 2 non-technical persons would do to achieve 169 targets?

Despite all the efforts of the MDGs, the scenario of safe water and sanitation continues to be poor in the rural areas of Pakistan. With that track record, it would be, perhaps, useful to work on limited sectors - the major sector being water and sanitation, and have a major involvement of the international agencies (UNDP, UNIDO, UNICEF), down to the grassroot levels.

F H Mughal]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Mon, 26 Dec 2016 06:24:10 +0000
Re: MDGs to SDGs – What is the Difference and What Do We Do Differently? (lecture by UNICEF) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/19447-mdgs-to-sdgs--what-is-the-difference-and-what-do-we-do-differently-lecture-by-unicef#19895 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/19447-mdgs-to-sdgs--what-is-the-difference-and-what-do-we-do-differently-lecture-by-unicef#19895


I don't think there is a recording available from the lecture but the powerpoint slides are also very detailed and informative.
I am sure you will enjoy clicking through them.

If you have questions or comments about the content, please put them into this thread so that we can all learn together. Thanks.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:25:45 +0000
Re: MDGs to SDGs – What is the Difference and What Do We Do Differently? (lecture by UNICEF) - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/19447-mdgs-to-sdgs--what-is-the-difference-and-what-do-we-do-differently-lecture-by-unicef#19891 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/19447-mdgs-to-sdgs--what-is-the-difference-and-what-do-we-do-differently-lecture-by-unicef#19891
In a similar case previously, I made a request to Kate, but it did not work.
May be, you can contact someone, who can help.

Regards,
F H Mughal]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:54:39 +0000
Re: MDGs to SDGs – What is the Difference and What Do We Do Differently? (lecture by UNICEF) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/19447-mdgs-to-sdgs--what-is-the-difference-and-what-do-we-do-differently-lecture-by-unicef#19889 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/19447-mdgs-to-sdgs--what-is-the-difference-and-what-do-we-do-differently-lecture-by-unicef#19889
Good idea to try and get hold of that lecture. I guess it wasn't streamed online?

Have you tried e-mailing the person who sent out the announcement? I guess it was an e-mail by Kathleen Peters that you had received? Perhaps that will work.

If not, I wonder who else at UNICEF would be the best person to approach?

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:15:14 +0000
MDGs to SDGs – What is the Difference and What Do We Do Differently? (lecture by UNICEF) - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/19447-mdgs-to-sdgs--what-is-the-difference-and-what-do-we-do-differently-lecture-by-unicef#19447 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/19447-mdgs-to-sdgs--what-is-the-difference-and-what-do-we-do-differently-lecture-by-unicef#19447
MDGs to SDGs – What is the Difference and What Do We Do Differently?


Dear Ms. Doreen,

Ms.Kathleen Peters (Kathleen “Kat” Peters, Research Administrative Assistant | Hubert Department of Global Health, WASH Certificate Coordinator, Center for Global Safe WASH, Rollins School of Public Health | Emory University, Atlants, GA) has informed of a lecture on 9 Nov 2016, on the above topic. Please see the attachment.

Will it be possible for you to get the transcript of the lecture, and post it on this forum?

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Sun, 30 Oct 2016 06:28:49 +0000
Costs of achieving the WASH SDG Targets (new publication by World Bank, Water and Sanitation Program) - by: Hutton http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/18750-costs-of-achieving-the-wash-sdg-targets-new-publication-by-world-bank-water-and-sanitation-program#18750 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/18750-costs-of-achieving-the-wash-sdg-targets-new-publication-by-world-bank-water-and-sanitation-program#18750 As we know, there are great market opportunities in sanitation. But where will funding for much of the SDG target 6.2 come from, given the limited spending power of the developing world on transporting, treating and reusing human fecal waste?
As well as the attached file, also see www.worldbank.org/en/topic/water/publica...nitation-and-hygiene
As well as additional funding, we need strengthened regulations and institutions to deliver on the SDG WASH targets.]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:47:42 +0000
Re: Interesting WASH sector review by Guy Hutton and Claire Chase - by: cecile http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18225 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18225
Thanks for directing me towards the example from the CHOBA project. Yes, it does illustrate very well OBA. I don't have similar experience in sanitation projects that is why I wanted to know more about it. so far I have just experienced more traditional input based project, generally with a participation of the community (e.g. in kind, or the community provides / buys the land, or solidarity mechanisms in the community with higher income households paying more and lower income HH paying less).
Cécile]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:41:02 +0000
Re: Interesting WASH sector review by Guy Hutton and Claire Chase - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18224 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18224
You asked about some examples about output-based aid.

This one here comes to mind for me:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/164-fi...-thrive-networks-usa

Title of grant: Community Hygiene Output-based Aid (CHOBA)

Subtitle: Accelerating delivery of improved sanitation to low-income populations of Cambodia and Vietnam using a results-based financing approach

And we also had this webinar and quite a good discussion here on the forum ('Results based financing for sanitation – do the costs outweigh the benefits?’):

forum.susana.org/forum/categories/164-fi...015-1400-london-time

Does this help a little bit?
You could also revive that other thread with additional questions or comments or your own experiences.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:26:12 +0000
Re: Interesting WASH sector review by Guy Hutton and Claire Chase - by: cecile http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18221 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/182-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-global-sanitation-indicators-jmp-monitoring-former-mdgs/18192-interesting-wash-sector-review-by-guy-hutton-and-claire-chase-the-knowledge-base-for-achieving-the-sdg-targets-on-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene#18221
Thank you for sharing this article which summarizes very clearly the status and challenges of WASH. I am not very familiar with the output base approach.I found interesting information on the website of GPOBA - partnership of donors working together to support output-based aid (OBA) approaches including a comprehensive definition here : www.gpoba.org/what-is-oba
Although the definition is clear, I would like to read about a practical exemple of this approach in the sanitation sector. Would you have one in mind ?

Thanks

Cécile]]>
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring, former MDGs Sun, 12 Jun 2016 15:16:22 +0000