Liberia WASH Sector Performance Report (SPR)

                and Joint Sector Review (JSR)

This project supported the writing of the first Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector Performance Report (SPR) for the Republic of Liberia. It was written by staff from eight ministries and agencies as well as several NGOs implementing projects in the country.

Country:

Liberia

Project Period:

January – May 2014

Services Provided:

Knowledge Sharing, Networking, Training & Capacity Development

  • 4 day writing course for Government staff, mentoring and coaching staff to plan and write thematic chapters,
  • Facilitating a 2-day retreat, editing and layout of SPR document,
  • mentoring the JSR event

Name of Staff involved and functions performed:

Kerstin Danert, SPR/JSR lead mentor, editor

Sean Furey, Writing Course instructor, coach, editor and report layout

Name of Client(s):

Water & Sanitation Program (WSP)

Description of the Project:

  • Face to face meetings with key stakeholders from Liberia government ministries, development partners and NGOs.
  • Prepared curriculum and training materials for a four day ‘Writing for WASH’ course focused on writing the Liberia Sector Performance Report
  • Ran four-day training course in Monrovia in February 2014.
  • Coaching and encouraging government staff to collect and analyse WASH data and to prepare thematic chapters

Results:

  • The final 2013 SPR will be presented at the 2014 Joint Sector Review in May 2014 and then made publically available through the online WASH Liberia portal (http://wash-liberia.org), as well as other Government of Liberia websites.
  • 20 staff were trained in better writing, data skills that enabled them to write the SPR. The staff came from the Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Gender Development, Liberia Water & Sewerage Corporation, Monrovia City Corporation, National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Committee Secretariat, Water Supply & Sanitation Committee Secretariat and UNICEF (who also assisted with the facilitation and mentoring process).