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Pan African Water Sector Monitoring and Assessment (Volumes 1 & 2)


Volume 1: Main report

This publication represents a condensed version of the Pan African M&E Assessment’s final report.

Volume 2: Rapid Monitoring & Evaluation Assessment Template

This publication contains the Rapid Assessment Template prepared under the Pan African M&E Assessment initiative. This was developed by the Consultant through desk research and field testing in five focus countries (Malawi, Senegal, Congo-Brazzaville, Tunisia and Uganda) and visits to selected regional, international and water basin organizations (EMWIS, JMP, WSP-Africa, NBI, OMVS) between November 2007 and May 2008.

This executive summary precedes the rapid assessment template (Section 2) and provides a detailed overview of the findings contained in the Pan African M&E Assessment’s final report. These findings informed the development of the template. The main report’s contents – found in Vol. 1 – are summarized briefly below.

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the state of water sector M&E systems across Africa and the reasoning behind the need for their systematic improvement. This macro-level review is informed and supported by country- and organization-level reviews and assessments focusing on the M&E systems within the five focus countries and selected regional, international and river basin organizations (RBOs).

Chapter 2 presents a generic framework developed during this study and refined through discussions with AfDB staff and other relevant stakeholders. It is intended to serve as a tool for the harmonized development of national, sub-regional and regional water sector M&E systems that draw on national and sub-regional organizations such as the regional economic communities (RECs) and respond to AMCOW’s recently defined reporting requirements to the African Union (AU). Combined, these M&E systems are designed to lead to improved service provision, more effective sector planning and management and improved tracking of progress towards the MDGs and the African Water Vision 2025.

The report’s final chapter outlines an Action Plan for the strengthening and harmonization of country-level, sub-regional and regional M&E systems Africa-wide. A step-by-step work plan is presented therein for supporting national efforts to strengthen M&E systems. The Action Plan is supported by a suggested approach and terms of reference (TOR) for the application of the Rapid M&E Assessment Template developed by the Consultant for use in the first phase of the AWF/AMCOW-led M&E strengthening initiative. An indicative budget for this first phase has also been drafted and included in this chapter.

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