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Significant progress reported on more than half of the commitments made by 43 developing countries and 12 donor partners.

TitleFinal review of progress made towards the 2014 HLM commitments
Publication TypeProgress Report
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSanitation and Water for All
Pagination24 p.
Date Published03/2017
PublisherSanitation and Water for All
Place PublishedNew York, NY, USA
Publication LanguageEnglish

At the 2014 High-level Meeting (HLM) of the Sanitation and Water for All global partnership, 43 developing countries made 313 commitments, and 12 donor and development agency partners made 70 commitments.  In June 2016, 38 of the 43 developing countries and all 12 donors reported on the results of their reviews of their commitments. This global report is the summary and consolidation of the partners’ reports. This 2016 report only refers to reported data, therefore excluding the 64 commitments for which no information was provided.

The commitments cover five categories: policies and plans; national monitoring systems; coordination and alignment; capacity building of people and institutions; and financing. In addition, the report has a special focus on two cross-cutting themes: inequalities and sustainability.

Significant progress, meaning that countries have partially or completely fulfilled their commitments or have made good progress, has been reported on almost half of the country commitments. Donors report significant progress on 80% of all commitments made.

The most successful country commitments relate to coordination and alignment, and to the development and enhancement of national policies and plans. Progress has also been significant on improving the visibility of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, increasing institutional and human capacity, and developing and implementing national monitoring systems. Conversely, countries have reported slow or no progress on 68% of their commitments relating to financing.

Donors report significant progress on more than three quarters of their commitments, including one-third that are near completion or have already been achieved. Donors have been particularly successful in completing commitments relating to political prioritisation, specifically in increasing financing and visibility of water and sanitation, and in enhancing national policies and plans, which are also the categories where most donor commitments were made.



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