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The High-Level Commitments Dialogue (HLCD) encompasses the preparatory process that countries and donors carry out to develop context-specific commitments which are tabled at SWA High-Level Meetings, and the annual monitoring of commitments made. The HLCD is designed to encourage on-going political dialogue at the national (including sub-national) and global levels and is focused on achieving results on the ground. Country-level dialogues are strengthened – both among ministers (and parliament), technical stakeholders, CSOs, donors and development banks and citizens – and also provide a platform to strengthen mutual accountability. Partners are encouraged to raise WASH on the political agenda and promote solutions, demonstrate political will, strengthen mutual accountability and increase the impact of resources. High Level Meetings (HLMs) bring together ministers responsible for finance, water and sanitation from developing countries, ministers of development cooperation from donor countries, and high-level representatives from development banks and leading sanitation and water agencies. At the HLM, ministers commit to address the fundamental bottlenecks holding back progress and to act on international aid and development effectiveness principles. On behalf of the partnership, the SWA Secretariat monitors these commitments and issues a report on progress made, encouraging all partners at country level to get involved in the process, to bolster mutual accountability. The 2014 SWA High Level Meeting (HLM) will be the third biennial meeting. Convened by UNICEF on behalf of the SWA Partnership and hosted by the World Bank, it will be a major milestone in the on-going SWA HLCD.
What is SWA and how does the partnership address the obstacles facing the WASH sector?
SWA provides a framework for partners to collaborate globally, regionally and nationally on three priority areas (find out more in Module 3): Together, SWA partners work to: Increase political prioritization to accelerate progress towards universal access to sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water servicesPromote the development of a strong evidence base that supports good decision makingStrengthen government-led national planning processes to guide the development and implementation of sustainable sanitation and drinking water services Working together on these areas, SWA aims to increase the impact of available resources and strengthen mutual accountability among partners
By bringing together the analysis, the tools, the dialogue, the shared experiences, and the development funding, SWA partners, led by the government, can build an effective sector based on:National leadership and ownership, with clear policies and strategies;Good governance and a clear institutional framework, built for scale;Planning, monitoring and reporting;Financing;Coordination and harmonization;Learning and adaptive management.National planning is a continuous and iterative process of assessment, consultation, decision-making, strategizing, implementation, monitoring and adjustment. Many countries have produced policies or strategies for improved WASH, but unless they are produced through a process that pays attention to how the plans will be implemented, assessed and updated, they can fail to produce results. Obviously, the need to develop the process, as well as necessary instruments, adds complexity to the challenge of improvement. SWA’s vision is that countries lead the development of WASH services and are accountable to their citizens. SWA partners are committed to supporting government to develop the ‘building blocks’ of an effective and efficient sector in thematic areas such as policy and strategy, institutional arrangements, sector dialogue and coordination, sector finance, and performance monitoring and reporting.
SWA provides a platform where governments lead and coordinate the WASH Sector. Working together, governments and development partners can better harmonize their efforts to accelerate progress in WASH.By joining SWA, partners agree to adhere to the SWA Guiding Principles, largely based on the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action. The principles include country ownership, alignment, harmonization, managing for results, mutual accountability and predictability. The principles aim to facilitate improved domestic investment, increased donor flows through country systems, and more effective use of all resources in the sector to ultimately achieve sustainable access to services for everyone.
SWA provides a transparent, accountable and results-oriented framework for action based on a common vision, values and principles. SWA has over 90 SWA partners, who work together to coordinate high-level action, empower or strengthen governments (from developing countries) to lead and coordinate the sector; improve accountability and use scarce resources more effectively. “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. We must all mobilize to ensure sanitation and water for all.”Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General.