GoAL WaSH Togo
- Enhance the visibility of the water sector to facilitate advocacy and mobilization of technical and financial resources.
- Strengthen the operational capacity of the Directorate of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, from the Ministry of Water.
- Strengthen the capacity of local actors to manage drinking water supply systems in semi-urban areas.
- Finalize the investment plan of the “Societé du Patrimoine de l’eau”, the public asset holder for water infrastructures, supporting the preparation of a round-table panel of technical and financial partner.
As of 2015, about 63 percent of the population in Togo had access to improved drinking water, while the rate reached only 44 percent in rural areas. Only 11 percent of the population has access to improved sanitation facilities. A key service-delivery bottleneck is the lack of effective governance, rooted in insufficient capacity, a shortage of new investments and limited visibility of the sector.
To address the challenges in the implementation of the National Plan of Action for the Water and Sanitation Sector developed in 2009, Togo has identified four priority lines of action: implementation of a sector-wide approach in the water and sanitation sector, the strengthening of capacities, diversification of financial resources and increasing the visibility of the sector.
Furthermore, to support the reform process of the water supply and sanitation sector, which led to the establishment of a public water utility for urban and semi-urban areas, it is necessary to complete the investment plan and to secure the financial and capacity resources necessary to start its implementation.
The Ministry of Public Rural Amenities, in charge of water issues, is the implementing Agency. The GoAL WaSH project supports the implementation of a sector-wide approach to improve the governance of the sector and solve the structural problems of planning and management. Three priority areas are targeted:
1) Capacity development of the Directorate of Planning at the Ministry of Water and of the public water utility to manage programmes and projects,
2) develop their capacities to raise financial resources and
3) support local actors, such as water committees, to manage drinking water supply infrastructures.
UNDP Togo (website): http://www.tg.undp.org/content/togo/fr/home.html