Governance of Water and Sanitation in Angola’s Poor Neighbourhoods

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Background

This programme aims to promote sustainable access to water and sanitation for poor neighbourhoods in Angola by enhancing the governance of the sector. The model of governance proposed entails promoting a network of autonomous units of small utilities, with the local government at the ‘centre’ confining its role to monitoring the network, regulating the sector, pushing for the autonomy of communities in the management of their water scheme. The programme will pursue the objective of bringing safe drinking water to 120,000 people initially and another 400,000 thanks to multiplier effects. To achieve these, the project seeks to: (i) establish an institutional framework guided by a rights-based approach; (ii) set-up a regulatory framework to ensure equity and inciting environment to private providers; (iii) reinforce the capacity of local administrations to monitor the network, mobilize resources and fund community water projects and (iv) put in place an accountability system.

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Main Outcomes

  • Community-oriented governance of peri-urban and rural water and sanitation sector promoted through autonomy driven institutional, regulatory and accountability system

Main Achievements

  • Community based management model (MOGECA) finalized with provisions to ensure effective participation of beneficiaries in water management.
  • Mechanism for monitoring and funding community-driven WatSan schemes put in place at municipal level.
  • Policy papers prepared to improve access to and quality of water; water infrastructure strengthened.

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