Strategic Objective 1 Provide access to potable for # of people
Brief description and summary of intermediate results.
- IR 1: Impoved hygiene practices
The RANO HP project will begin by working with decentralized MOW regional offices, communes, private sector partners, and communities to increase local knowledge and understanding of the legal framework of the water and sanitation sector, and to establish Commune Water and Sanitation Business Plans (CWSBP). These plans will be based on needs identified in the existing Commune Development Plans (CDP), results from additional assessments of existing water and sanitation infrastructure, WASH related behaviors, and gender and other socio-economic factors. Assessments will also include a supply and demand analysis for water and sanitation services. Geographical Information Systems technology will be used to map potential water sources; This will enable the commune to make informed decisions regarding the rational exploitation and management of their water resources from watershed to public distribution point.
- IR 2: Improved financing mechanisms
The project will work with three to five local microfinance institutions (MFI), including OTIV and Fivoy, as well as the Bank of Africa, which have or are willing to create branch offices or provide outreach services in the target communes to develop a range of appropriate water and sanitation loan products. These products are likely to be medium term loans (e.g. 3-5 years), which are currently outside the normal portfolios for MFIs. As such, significant institutional strengthening for MFIs will be necessary to ensure successful application of this new approach. To achieve this objective, the consortium will conduct initial assessments of
- IR 3: Improved coordination mechanisms
The project will support communes to use their CWSBPs to leverage additional financing from other donors and banks, such as UNICEF, EU, or the ADB. The CWSBPs will be presented to the MOW to request additional resources to fund clear objectives and outcomes. The project will advocate to the MOW for using the CWSBP model as the standard approach to sustainably increase access to water and sanitation services in rural communes
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