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South Eastern Asia / Timor Leste

Summary

Sanitation Verdict 13/20
Water Verdict 6/20
WASH % of gov. budget N/A
Key Facts
HDI Position (UNDP) 134/187
Population (millions, World Bank) 1.15
Child mortality rate (UNICEF) 80/1000
Annual child diarrhoea deaths (UNICEF) 188

The majority of data on this country page was provided by Jose Seixas from WaterAid Timor-Leste zitu010@yahoo.com

Sanitation Policy

(Monitoring the EASAN declarations)

Last edited by Jose Seixas at WaterAid Timor-Leste 8 months ago

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Key:

2
= Good progress
1
= Some progress
0
= No progress
n/a
= Don't know
Category Criteria Rating Justification
Verdict (out of 20) 13
Policy Is adequate attention given to sanitation within the PRSP? 2

The Prime Minister has developed a new Strategic Development Plan (SDP), and it clearly sets up basis of long term plan.And in 2012-2013, National Directorate of Basic Sanitation was established under the Ministry of Public Works. It plans to widen its departments in every district of Timor-Leste

Is there one national plan to meet the sanitation MDG target? 2

Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sector Strategy was produced in 2008, As we have had already Sanitation Policy and There is National Development Strategy Plan for 2030 developed to achieve sanitation goal in Timor-Leste.

Is there a national sanitation policy? 2

Timor-Leste National Basic Sanitation Policy has just been approved in 2012 and the NBSP has been socializes and disseminated in national level. Between September and October 2013, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Public works in collaboration with relevant agencies are on plan to do district level socialization of the NBSP. .

Institutions Is there provision within the policy and investment plan for sanitation sector capacity development? 1

Much effort has been put into capacity development, particularly through the BESIK programme funded by AusAid. And in National Development Startegy Plan indicates about the capacity development in sanitation sector

Is there one coordinating body for sanitation involving all stakeholders? 1

See above – a coordinating body will be convened by the Ministry of Health under the implementation of the new policy.

Is there a principal accountable institution to take leadership on sanitation? 1

The latest document of the policy indicates that the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Public works and some relevant Ministries “leading coordination at the national and district level for sanitation and hygiene”

Finance Is 0.5% of GDP allocated to sanitation? 0

No.

Is there a sector investment plan for sanitation? 1

The current policy states that “A national sanitation investment plan shall be developed to finance each five-year national sanitation strategy.”

Is there a specific public sector budget line for sanitation? 1

Budget line for water and sanitation will be together and it will be broken down into water and sanitation sectors

Monitoring Is there a sanitation performance monitoring system? 2

In the policy, there is colour-coding for different levels of sanitation in sucos.

Verdict (out of 20) 13

Water Policy

Last edited by Jose Seixas at WaterAid Timor-Leste 8 months ago

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Key:

2
= Good progress
1
= Some progress
0
= No progress
n/a
= Don't know
Category Criteria Rating Justification
Verdict (out of 20) 6
Policy Is there a comprehensive policy for water supply? 0

I have not yet prepared the analysis for water but we will do it when water policy ratified

Is there a plan for meeting the water MDG target or equivalent? 1

There is a National Development Strategy Plan established in 2012 indicates the plan to meed MDG target and national target for long term (2030)

Are there specific measures in the plan for targeting poor people, and addressing the interests of women? 1

The National Development Strategy Plan specifically address, target poor people and gender issues

Institutions Are donors harmonising their support behind national sector plans? N/A

Yes, As the Government is main stakeholders of donors hence Donors have strong commitment and harmonized support to collaborate with Government in order to achieve every targets especially in WASH sectors

Is there clear separation of institutional roles? 2

Yes, As there is National Directorate of Basic Sanitation which just been separated from National Directorate of Water Supply, Hence NDWS will mainly focus on water service.

Is there provision within the policy for water supply sector capacity development? 0
Is there a lead ministry responsible for water supply? 2

Yes, National Directorate of Water Service under the Ministry of Public Works in charges of water supply in Timor-leste

Finance Is there a sector investment plan for water supply? N/A
Are actors responsible for delivering water supply services adequately resourced, particularly if local governments? N/A
Monitoring Is there an effective framework for performance monitoring? N/A
Verdict (out of 20) 6

WASH Finance

Gov. WASH Budget (local currency, millions)

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Gov. WASH Budget as % of total budget

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Financial indicators 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Gov. WASH Budget as % of total budget 0.567 2 2.58 N/A N/A
Gov. WASH budget as % of GDP 0.444 1.46 2.41 N/A N/A
Gov. WASH budget (current $US, millions) 3.5 12.8 25.4 N/A N/A
Gov. WASH Budget (local currency, millions) 3 12 25 N/A N/A
Gov. budget for sanitation only (local currency, millions) N/A N/A 1 N/A N/A
Total Gov. budget (local currency, millions) 618 637 985 N/A N/A
GDP (current $US, millions, IMF) 788 875 1,050 1,050 1,050
Average $US exchange rate for that year (xe.com) 1 1 1 1 1
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Timor-Leste: Access To WASH in 2011 (JMP 2013)

Water Sanitation
69% 39%

There are a number of ways to measure the proportion of people that have access to sanitation and water in a country. Governments often use a combination of management information systems and household surveys.

The official data which the UN uses to monitor progress on the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) comes from the WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP). JMP aggregates data from household surveys carried out by governments.

WASHwatch.org shows JMP data because it is comparable across countries and uses the MDG definitions of access to sanitation and water. Some Governments prefer to quote the latest data from their household surveys, the best source of this information is the national statistics bureau or equivalent.

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