Zambia's 3 million people programme: a service delivery model for scaling-up hygiene and sanitation
conference contributionposted on 12.02.2018 by Leonard Mukosha, Nicolas Osbert
Any type of content contributed to an academic conference, such as papers, presentations, lectures or proceedings.
With funding from UK Aid, the Government of the Republic of Zambia and UNICEF are implementing a programme to support 3 million people in gaining access to improved sanitation facilities. Early in the implementation of this ambitious programme, progress stumbled. This joint paper reports the development and adoption of a Service Delivery Model that rejuvenated the programme’s progress, based on three key principles: 1) Standardisation under the lead of the government; 2) Decentralised technical support and 3.) Strengthening leadership and accountability of the government. Since the model was rolled out in July 2013, the programme has had a period of outstanding exponential growth: access to improved sanitation has risen from 43% in 2012 (JMP) to 58% at the end of 2014 (government database) and the availability of functionnal hand washing station from 8.6% to 55% (government database). At the end of 2015, the programme has to potential to exceed the very ambitious planned milestones.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
- Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)