This presentation has been prepared as an intermediate step in the development of a learning note on Joint Sector Reviews in Fragile States for The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) – World Bank. It is not the final report, but rather a compilation of the key literature, findings and reflections so far. It is has been prepared to help WSP, as well as other agencies working on this topic to reflect and feed into the work. Although the prevalence and importance of Joint Sector Reviews (JSRs) is increasing, little systematic review is taking stock of experiences. The note will provide practical guidance on how to make JSRs more effective in fragile contexts to improve collaboration, learning, accountability and contribute towards reform. It will include tips on how to achieve some of the less tangible benefits of effective JSR processes such as building the skills and confidence of stakeholders and trust between them. The learning note is mindful of the complex and changing political and socioeconomic contexts as well as huge differences between states considered as fragile. While JSR processes can be effective and contribute to improved ways of working, they are not a panacea for raising access to sustainable water and sanitation services. (Link)
Danert, K.; Furey, S.; Gupta, S.; Mechta, M. 2015. Effectiveness of Joint Sector Reviews in Fragile States – Skeleton Draft and Learning Note for Further Reflection and Prior to Country Study Visits. Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development (skat_), The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) – World Bank. 70 p.