AMCOW Monitoring System


Aperçu

  • Référence: P-Z1-EAZ-038
  • Date d’approbation: 06/09/2013
  • Date de début: 06/10/2014
  • Date d'évaluation: 01/02/2013
  • Statut: En coursOnGo
  • Agence d'implémentation: African Ministers' Council on Water (AM COW), Executive Secretary
  • Emplacement: Territories of All African Cuntries

Description

Goal: The overarching goal of the project is to develop the water and sanitation sector monitoring and reporting system in Africa. The project will lead to the establishment of a strong national and regional monitoring and reporting system based on a common framework of indicators and methodologies.

Impact: The long term impact from the project will be the enhanced quality of life resulting from efficient use of the water resources potential for economic and social development in Africa. The project will create the framework for continuous monitoring and decision making process at the national, regional, basin, continental as well the AU levels through credible annual reporting by AMCOW to the AU.

Overall, it is anticipated that the current 5% utilisation of the annually renewable water resources under managed conditions will increase to 25% by 2025 thus resulting in better access to water supply and sanitation, food, energy and other economic, social and environmental uses. This will be realised through concerted collective efforts of promotion and prioritisation of investments in the sector by national governments, RBOs, communities, development partners, private sector and other actors. The impact and related monitoring indicators are summarised in the Logical Framework matrix.

Objective and Outcome

Objective: The objective of the project is to develop a harmonised national, basin and regional water sector monitoring and reporting system for AMCOW to report annually to the AU on the state of implementation of the Sharm El Sheikh Commitments. The project will enable AMCOW member countries and AMCOW Secretariat to develop and adopt a common reporting format and prepare the annual report to the AU, on the basis of data and information collected at national and sub-regional levels. This will, in the long run, result in a continent wide credible monitoring and reporting system that will regularly provide information on the state of water development and use for various purposes for decision making by African Governments.

Outcomes: The outcomes of the project are

(i) the adoption of a continent-wide harmonised monitoring and reporting system on state of water development and use;

(ii) the preparation of a consolidated annual report on water and sanitation by AMCOW Secretariat and submission to the AU annually; and

(iii) strengthening the information management and monitoring capacities at national, sub-regional and regional levels particularly at AMCOW Secretariat and AU.

The project will roll out a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation capacity building programme that will cover all African countries for implementation in the follow-up phase. This will ensure the sustainability of flow of information from national to regional level and regular reporting to the AU. The programme will encapsulate a roadmap for resources mobilisation and implementation that will integrate the ongoing national and sub-regional efforts with additional capacity building actions necessary for a strong harmonised monitoring and reporting system.

Outputs

The project encompasses 8 key outputs under the four components that will lead to the achievement of the envisaged outcomes indicated as follows:

Component 1: the outputs are (a) Draft water & sanitation reporting format and (b) Draft guidelines on reporting. Component 2: (a) Adopted regional reporting format and guidelines, (b) Annual Report based on agreed format and (c) National and Sub-regional M &E Capacity Building Programme. Component 3: the outputs are (a) Data management and reporting system at the AU and AMCOW secretariat and (b) Trained AU and AMCOW Secretariat staff in the use and management of the data platform. Component 4 ensures the timely implementation of the project. This includes the recruitment of technical assistance and key project staff; organisation and coordination of the project activities; guidance at technical and strategic level; and monitoring of progress and preparation of various reports.

The project implementation function constitutes the core capacity building platform for AMCOW Secretariat to continue to implement the reporting process and the follow-up M&E capacity building programme.


Objectifs

Objective: The objective of the project is to develop a harmonised national, basin and regional water sector monitoring and reporting system for AMCOW to report annually to the AU on the state of implementation of the Sharm El Sheikh Commitments. The project will enable AMCOW member countries and AMCOW Secretariat to develop and adopt a common reporting format and prepare the annual report to the AU, on the basis of data and information collected at national and sub-regional levels. This will, in the long run, result in a continent wide credible monitoring and reporting system that will regularly provide information on the state of water development and use for various purposes for decision making by African Governments.


Justificatif

AWF strategic priorities as defined in the Facility's 2012-2016 Strategic Plan are to

(i) prepare investment projects to "mobilise" investment funds;

(ii) enhance water governance to create the conducive environment for effective and sustainable investments and

(iii) promote water knowledge for the preparation of viable projects and informed governance leading to effective and sustainable investments. The project is directly aligned with this Strategic Plan and contributes to the strategic objective of leveraging investments by enhancing water knowledge through information management, monitoring and evaluation. The Facility's strategic orientation indicates that ensuring the availability of data and information is vital for planning, designing and management of sustainable water sector programmes. It recognises that timely and regular monitoring and evaluation as essential for suitable use of the available resources of the continent. The proposed project establishes a regional structure for monitoring and reporting based on national credible data and information systems thus attracting support from the AWF within the framework of its strategic priorities.

AWF has undertaken an assessment of the information and monitoring situation in Africa upon a request from AMCOW. This has led to the development of a rapid M&E assessment template to assist the national information and monitoring capacity building efforts. The project will apply this template along with other tools for undertaking existing situation assessment for countries where information is deficient for the purpose of preparing the annual water report and the regional M&E capacity building programme. The AWF is currently supporting AMCOW sub-regional bodies, RECs (ECCAS/CEEAC, ECOWAS, IGAD, and SADC), Regional organisations (CEDARE, SSO), RBOs (ANBO, LCBC, CICOS, LVBC, NBA, NELSAP, and VBA) and many African countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Togo, Tunisia, etc.) in strengthening the M&E capacity and information exchange based on commonly accepted indicators and methodologies. This ongoing support to water information and M &E will be consolidated under the proposed project and will serve as a platform for sustainable monitoring and reporting.

The AWF has been actively engaged in the process of the formulation of the Sharm El Sheikh Commitments and this project provides an opportunity for the AWF to support AMCOW in its implementation. This is very well in line with the overarching goal of the Facility and will firmly anchor the AWF as a key regional instrument of AMCOW serving the continental agenda set by the AU.


Bénéfices

The enormous benefits of the project is promoting the continental agenda of water and sanitation developement as well as supporting the regional integration agenda


Contacts clés

NTEGE-WASSWA Maureen - AWTF


Coûts

Source Montant
FAEEUR 1.766.175
DeltaEUR 7
TotalEUR 1.766.182