Global Sanitation Fund Results and Financial Monitoring Workshop

Who: WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)

What/Where: Results and Financial Monitoring Workshop from 11 to 15 September 2017, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

How: The workshop will engage over 30 stakeholders from eight GSF Executing Agencies, to ensure they are fully familiarized with the new GSF Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework and Financial Reporting System, as well as associated guidelines, reporting tools and reporting formats to be used from the end of 2017. The workshop will also enable participants to be able to provide training to other Executing Agency staff and Implementing Partners when they return to their programme countries.

Why: In 2017, WSSCC launched its new Strategic Plan which will steer the organization over the next four years. WSSCC’s work from 2017-2020 is guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with SDG 6.2 at its heart. The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) is central to achieving WSSCC’s strategic objectives.

In 2016, GSF undertook an exercise to develop an overarching Theory of Change that sets out its vision and role in the WASH sector during the SDG era. Under the new framework, GSF will support countries to achieve SDG 6.2, focusing on adequate and equitable sanitation for all, starting with entire administrative areas within GSF-supported countries, and building a movement to do the same nationally and globally. Aligned with the Theory of Change, a new Results Framework and Financial Reporting System were developed that will support GSF-supported programmes to better track, measure and report on their performance and contribution towards achieving SDG 6.2.

The framework is designed to ensure that programmes are able to report on the entirety of their results, towards the achievement of SDG 6.2 by 2030, and beyond sanitation and hygiene access and use. The framework includes indicators that reflect new and emerging programme areas as well as indicators that serve to better capture and reflect ongoing work. These include:

  • The enabling environment at both national and subnational levels
  • The sustainability of results
  • Equality and non-discrimination
  • Extra household settings (schools and health facilities)

The framework will call for more disaggregated data and standardize the measurement of results across GSF-supported programmes. Moreover, the Results Framework and Financial Reporting System are extrinsically linked.  A Financial Reporting System based on the outcomes, outputs and indicators within the new Results Framework will support GSF-funded programmes to strengthen results-based management and budgeting systems.

The workshop will be key to ensuring GSF country partners successfully integrate and utilize the new framework and reporting system.