South African Water Sector experience through the Sector Wide Approach (SWAP) Ms. Lebogang MocheDept. of Water Affairs & Forestry
Contents: 1. Purpose and background 2. DWAF’s Strategic context 3. S. African WS experience: SWAP 4. Wayforward 5. Conclusion
1.Purpose and background: • To present an overview of DWAF’s experience of a Sector Wide Approach (SWAP) in accelerating the delivery of MDG’s in SA and in SADC • Key Strategic legislation: - SADC Declaration (1992) - RSAP for IWRM (1998) - RISDP (2003 blue- print) and S Africa WS Initiative(2005)
2. DWAF’s Strategic Context: • GPOA/ AsGISA: economic growth of the country- investing in water infrastructure, nationally and regionally • DWAF’s mandate- aligned to MDG Goal 01(water as a valuable resource in poverty eradication & hunger): DRC with the history of war.
2. Cont… • DWAF’S Strategic Plan (2007-2010)- support initiatives to achieve MDG’s within the SADC and NEPAD Strategic Framework. • Sector departments- responsibility to contribute to the development and reconstruction of newly democratized countries in Africa (DRC).
3. SWAP experience: • What is SWAP?- a way of working together btwn government and its sector partners initiated in 2001 to deliver on the mandate of DWAF as a sector leader. • Aims- (i) appropriate resources allocation, (ii) ensure stakeholder participation, (iii) harmonize donor assistance vs government priorities, (iv) comprehensive programme management & (v) appropriate M,E&R
How did MSB come about? Gearing-up Programme Man MSB III W4GD MSB II CWSS RDP Project Man 1994 1996 2001 2004 2007 Multi-Sectoral Focus Project to Prog: Focus SWAP Focus
SWAP Cont… • CWSS- prior to 1994 when DWAF was still providing services directly • MSB I (2001- 2004)- 1ST phase, the first phase of the programme. The primary objective- service provision to the public • MSB II (2004- 2007)- 2nd phase, collaboration and partnering was seen as key to appropriate planning • MSB III (2007- 2012)- 3rd phase & current phase, Water is key for economic growth & development
4. SWAP’s achievements: • Transfers process • Strengthening sector collaboration and partnership • Ensuring institutional support • Programmatic approach for effective resource management, and sector partners taking ownership
5. Challenges: • Doing away with working in silos • Coherent planning and programme prioritization • Partners becoming accountable- not in direct control • Est. coherent collaborative processes • Continuously changing govt. plans
6. Wayforward: • DWAF has secured R22M for the project • Is in the process of sourcing more funds- SADC W/D. • Planned to apply the SWAP model- showcasing in the region • Welcomes & appreciates all participating stakeholders in this project.
7. Conclusion: • challenges facing MDG’s delivery in the region, the application of SWAP seem key in chasing time, saving resources & avoiding unsustainable systems: • Resources compliment each other • Relevant stakeholders participates effectively • Cooperation is prompted & strengthened • Institutional capacity is built • Lesson learning and sharing to ensure & maintain good performance & a unified expenditure framework in govt.
Conclusion cont… • ‘MDG’s targets are still achievable, if we act now’ UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon. • Masibambane/ SWAP has won the 2008 All Africa Public Service Innovation Awards Thank you!