Terminal Evaluation MDGF1919 Water Governance Project: Enhancing Access to and Provision of Water Services with the Active Participation of the Poor

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2018, Philippines
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2013
Completion Date:
06/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Terminal Evaluation MDGF1919 Water Governance Project: Enhancing Access to and Provision of Water Services with the Active Participation of the Poor
Atlas Project Number: 00071737
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2018, Philippines
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2013
Planned End Date: 06/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Civil society, including civil society organizations and voluntary associations, and the private sector contribute to the MDGs in support of national planning strategies and policies
  • 2. National, regional and local levels of governance expand their capacities to reduce conflict and manage the equitable delivery of public services
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: Project funds
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UNICEF
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Richard M. Chiwara
Socorro L. Reyes
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: DILG, NEDA, NWRB, LGUs
Countries: PHILIPPINES
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Strengthen Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
2 National Ownership should be mainstreamed and reflected in programme governance and management mechanisms.
3 Strengthen LGU capacity to acquire resources for developing water supply infrastructure.
4 Strengthen policy advocacy towards lead agency for the water sector.
5 Strengthen rights-based approach to water governance.
6 Strengthen support to the Regional WATSAN Hubs.
7 Mainstream inclusive civil society participatory programmes for water governance.
1. Recommendation: Strengthen Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2014/02/28]

Management agrees to the recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Water sector reforms conducted at the national level with the creation of an Apex Body through the National Water Resources Management Office (NWRMO). Awaiting for the approval of the President of the Philippine Republic.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2018/11/25]
NEDA/DPWH 2014/02 Completed History
Adoption of IWRM in the following activities: (1) formulation of the Municipal Water Supply, Sewerage and Sanitation Sector Plans (MW4SPs), (2) expansion of membership in the WATSAN Councils and (3) inclusion of IWRM in the toolbox and as training module during Water Governance Training for LGUs for effective and efficient delivery of water services.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2018/09/16]
DILG/ Regional WASAN Hubs 2016/01 Completed Adopted in the National Water Program (SALINTUBIG and GPBP) History
Issuance of Memo Circulars to the LGUs to adopt IWRM as an approach to ensure sustainability of water supply and sanitation service delivery.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2018/09/16]
DILG 2014/01 Completed History
2. Recommendation: National Ownership should be mainstreamed and reflected in programme governance and management mechanisms.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Management agrees to the recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
As a delivery mechanism to ensure sustainability of water services provided by LGUs and Water Service Providers, a Regional WATSAN Hub has been established across the country and has been integrated in the updated Philippine Development Plan (2011-2016)
[Added: 2014/02/28]
NEDA 2013/01 Completed
3. Recommendation: Strengthen LGU capacity to acquire resources for developing water supply infrastructure.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Management agrees to the recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Capacity development funds have been provided by the National Government to complement the infrastructure provided to LGUs in the on-going National Water Program such as the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) and the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP)
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2018/09/16]
DILG 2016/01 Completed History
Integrate or link with other toolboxes relative to water supply development both at the local, regional and global.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2018/09/16]
DILG 2015/01 Completed History
Engagement of the Regional WATSAN Hubs as Capacity Development Providers to strengthen LGUs? capacity to access financing to develop water supply infrastructure.
[Added: 2014/02/28]
DILG 2016/01 Completed
4. Recommendation: Strengthen policy advocacy towards lead agency for the water sector.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Management agrees to the recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Advocate to the House of Representative and House of Senate for the creation of an Apex Body in aid of legislation.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2018/09/16]
NEDA 2014/12 Completed History
Policy paper has been prepared in consultation with other stakeholders in the water sector to support the creation of the body.
[Added: 2014/02/28]
NEDA/DPWH 2013/12 Completed
5. Recommendation: Strengthen rights-based approach to water governance.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Management agrees to the recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Rights-based approach already mainstreamed in all water governance processes and being adopted in the on-going National Water Programs (SALINTUBIG and Grassroots Participatory Budgeting)
[Added: 2014/02/28]
DILG 2013/12 Completed Regular updating is also required
Integration of HRBA Module in the WATSAN Toolbox currently used by the Regional WATSAN Hubs in the conduct of capacity development for the LGUs and Water Service Providers.
[Added: 2014/02/28]
DILG 2013/12 Completed Regular updating is also required
Integration of HRBA as an approach in the Philippine Development Plan (2011-2016)
[Added: 2014/02/28]
DILG/NEDA 2013/12 Completed Regular updating is also required
6. Recommendation: Strengthen support to the Regional WATSAN Hubs.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Management agrees to the recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continue seeking support from other donors to strengthen the Regional WATSAN Hubs especially during Philippine Development Forums (PDF)
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2018/09/16]
NEDA/DILG/UNDP 2014/12 Completed Scaling-Up funds received from RBAP for additional Regional WATSAN hubs in 2013-2014 History
Develop business model to sustain the operations and to continue the provision of capacity development to other LGUs and WSPs in water governance by the Regional WATSAN Hubs
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2018/09/16]
DILG/UNDP 2014/12 Completed The Hubs are also envisioned to be a One-stop-shop for capacity building on various aspects of service delivery & governance History
7. Recommendation: Mainstream inclusive civil society participatory programmes for water governance.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Management agrees to the recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Adoption of Human rights-based approach in all stages (from planning to O & M) of water supply and sanitation development to ensure active participation of the community specifically the vulnerable groups. It also encourages communities to be vigilant and active monitors to promote INTEGRITY in local water governance.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2018/09/16]
DILG 2013/12 Completed Pilot-tested creation of Citizens Watch groups for water integrity in a small town in Agusan del Sur History

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