19. Sub-sector Score Card In: African Minister’s Council on Water (AMCOW) Country Status Overviews – Regional Synthesis Report. Pathways to Progress: Transitioning to Country-Led Service Delivery Pathways to Meet Africa’s Water Supply and Sanitation Targets

As part of the ‘pathways to progress’ project of The World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), scorecards were developed to measure progress towards national targets and bottlenecks for the rural water, urban water, rural sanitation, and urban sanitation sub-sectors. Each of the four scorecards consists of nine ‘building blocks’ of service delivery which are classified into three categories or ‘pillars’: 1) enabling conditions for putting services in place, 2) actions that relate to developing the services, and 3) functions that relate to sustaining the services. Every building block is assessed against specific indicators (3 or 4 indicators per building block), which are different for each sub-sector. Indicator scores are converted into a building block score (from 0 to 3), which is also given a colour indicating the status of the building block and the extent to which remedial action is needed. The sub-sector scorecards are utilized in the context of an overall sector assessment, which includes a financial assessment component. The African Minister’s Council on Water (AMCOW) commissioned the production of a second round of Country Status Overviews (CSOs) on water supply and sanitation (WSS), to shed light on the factors that underpin progress in the sector. (Link)


African Minister’s Council on Water (AMCOW); African Development Bank; Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) – The World Bank; UNICEF. 2011. Sub-sector Score Card In: African Minister’s Council on Water (AMCOW) Country Status Overviews – Regional Synthesis Report. Pathways to Progress: Transitioning to Country-Led Service Delivery Pathways to Meet Africa’s Water Supply and Sanitation Targets. 100 p.

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