Democratic Economic Governance
Good governance is an influential factor in achieving the MDGs
How public services are governed can determine whether people have access to basic needs such as clean water. In Angola, local governments of the Luanda and Moxico provinces are promoting a network of autonomous units of water and sanitation utilities, which are owned and managed by citizen groups. Over 120,000 people will gain direct access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation through this initiative reducing their exposure to serious health risks.
We are supporting 11 joint programmes in this area with a value of almost US$60 million. These programmes focus mainly on strengthening the government’s capacity to manage water provision and water quality, including citizens, especially the poorest, in plans and policies regarding water, and increasing financial investments in the water provision sector.
These efforts contribute directly to meeting the MDG target of halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water by 2015, one of the targets of MDG 7.
Analysis of key findings and achievements
This report captures the main achievements and experiences of the MDG-F’s programmes in this thematic window and presents their impact on the lives of communities across five regions. Prepared by an independent expert, the study is based on extensive desk reviews, interviews with selected joint programmes, and a thorough analysis and synthesis of inputs and contributions.
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Democratic Economic Governance Database
Experiences and lessons learned from the MDG-Fund's 11 Joint Programmes have been gathered in a database to facilitate the sharing of knowledge about how to strengthen democratic economic governance in the water and sanitation sector. Among the areas explored are sector coordination, public participation, community management and model contracts.
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