Joint Water and Sanitation Sector Programme Support (JWSSPS)

Contract partner: MFPED - Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development - UgandaCountry: Uganda Funding amount: € 3.145.000,00Project start: 01.01.2008End: 31.12.2010

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Joint Water and Sanitation Sector Programme Support is the successor arrangement of the Joint Partnership Fund with support from various donors in the water sector.

The objective is "To support the water sector to improve its fiscal and physical effectiveness so as to more efficiently achieve its targets and contribute to poverty eradication and better health for Ugandans." This objective is fully aligned to the sector objectives and to pillars 2 and 5 of the Poverty Eradication Action Plan.

The expected outcome will be a significant contribution to the achievement of sector targets as set out in the performance measurement framework including increased cost-effectiveness (lower unit cost for quality services and hence more coverage per investment); increased functionality of facilities; improved sub-sector allocations leading to more equitable distribution of services; increased private sector involvement (plus related leveraging of additional resources and higher efficiencies); improved environmental performance especially related to the adoption of Integrated Water Resource Management; and, potentially increased future budget allocations to the sector as it demonstrates its efficiency and cost effectiveness in reducing poverty and thus justifies an increasing share of the national poverty expenditure.

These objectives will be achieved through providing funds and capacity development for the sector at all levels. All support will be managed through already established national decision making structures, national planning, budgeting, accounting and reporting systems which will be strengthened from within.

There are 6 component areas, reflecting the division of responsibilities and nationally identified programmes in the national sector framework:

Rural water supply and sanitation,Small towns water supply and sanitation,Large towns water supply and sanitation

Sanitation,Water Resources Management,Sector Programme Support (capacity building/sector reform).

project number2299-00/2008
source of fundingOEZA
sector Wasserversorgung und sanitäre Einrichtungen
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