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Project Fact Sheet for YW003-01

Project / Programme Title
Policy and Planning for Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion
Brief Project Description
The water supply and sanitation situation in Mozambique is characterised by low coverage levels, poor service delivery and weak sustainability. Diseases, such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, and malaria related to poor water and sanitation services and hygiene practices are common and account for a large proportion of morbidity and mortality in the country, particularly among children under five. In addition, one of the most striking problems facing the sector is the glaring disparity in access of the rural and urban populations. In order to support the implementation of the National Water Policy during the project cylce (2002-2006), UNICEF assistance will be directed to strengthening government’s capacity to lead, co-ordinate and facilitate the implementation of a national integrated water, sanitation and hygiene promotion strategy. With a special emphasis on promoting greater intersectoral co-operation, UNICEF will support the establishment of an inter-sectoral steering committee for WSHP. Assistance for this committee will be directed to the development of standards, regulations and guidelines, and improved data collection and monitoring systems. Within the context of this approach the National Water Directorate (DNA) will be supported to develop an integrated WSHP planning methodology. Furthermore, the capacity of DNA, and selected institutions, will be reinforced to facilitate and support provincial level WSHP planning and implementation processes. In 2006, the project will support the finalisation of the Zambezia WHSP Master Plan and its replication in at least another province, the establishment of a data collection system to improve monitoring at the provincial and national level, and the development of rural and peri-urban water and sanitation strategies focusing on the most vulnerable and including emergency situations. It will also assist the Government in identifying alternative technology options for rural water supply and sanitation. In addition, the project will strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Health for water quality control and monitoring by providing training and guidelines. Furthermore, the capacity of the water sector regarding contract management and outsourcing will be strengthened through technical supervision and the capacity for emergency response will be reinforced through the development of an emergency contingency plan and monitoring of emergency supplies. Advocacy and communication efforts will facilitate the effective collaboration among partners and increase community participation in water and sanitation initiatives with a focus on child care and development.
Donor Agency / UN Agency
Government Counterparts

Project Information

Project Status
Mozambican Project Number
Fonte de Recurso
Actual Start - End
2002-01-01 / 2006-12-31
Planned Start - End
2002-01-01 / 2006-12-31
Date of Signature of MoU/Contract
2002-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
National / Regional
Type of Implementation
Project Contact Person
Manuel Freitas | 
Project Internet Link
UNICEF currently operates in Mozambique within the framework of a five-year Country Programme (CP) of Cooperation with the Government of Mozambique (2002-2006), which is fully aligned with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the same period. The CP is articulated around five programmes: (1) Nutrition and Health; (2) Basic Education; (3) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion; (4) Special Protection; and (5) Social Policy, Advocacy and Communication. The planned budget for the 2002-2006 CP is US$ 86.3 million, comprising of US$ 36.3 million in core resource (Regular Resources) and US$ 50 million in non-core resource (Other Resources). Other Resources are subject to availability of funds and are raised by UNICEF at global, regional and country level to implement the CP from various sources, including Governments and private sector (National Committee for UNICEF). In addition to RR and OR, UNICEF also receives Emergency Funds to support emergency response activities, which are mainstreamed across all programmes in the CP. UNICEF resources are used in Mozambique according to three broad categories: cash (cash given to Government or Civil Society Organisation to implement the CP), supply (supply procured for the Government and Civil Society Organisations to implement the CP), and Technical Assistance & Staff costs. Cash represents about 55% of the resources used, while supply represents about 20% and technical assistance about 25%. Financial figures reported here include all these three categories and refer to RR, OR and Emergency Funds for the period 2002 to 2006. Details about the specific use of funds can be provided by UNICEF Office in Maputo upon request. In the spirit of alignment and harmonisation, the United Nations Country Team in Mozambique has fully aligned the content and cycle of the new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) with the PARPA II, developing a three-year framework for 2007-2009. Within this framework, UNICEF developed a new Country Programme of Cooperation with the Government for the period 2007 to 2009. The planned Budget for the three-year new CP is US$ 88.6 million, comprising of US$ 22.6 million RR and US$ 66 million OR. Under the new Country Programme, UNICEF will build upon the strengths of the current CP to support national efforts in the priority areas of Young Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and HIV/AIDS. Two other areas of Child Protection from Violence, Exploitation and Abuse and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships for Children’s Rights will also form the core of the new CP. Particular focus will be given to accelerating activities to support children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, and also to the piloting of integrated initiatives on 'childfriendly' schools and support to orphans and vulnerable children, aimed at providing sustainable models for national scale-up. The new CP will be implemented by Government line ministries at the national and subnational levels, in partnership with multi-lateral and bilateral partners, NGOs and communities, in order to reduce existing disparities and ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised children are reached. Details about the new CP will be included in the database starting 1 January 2007.  

Funding Information

Aid Modality
Sector Program
Type of Funding
On/Off Budget
Off Budget
On/Off Treasury
Off Treasury
Funding Totals
1,672,487 EUR
2,146,120 EUR
473,633 EUR
Historic Funding
1,753,908 EUR
2,250,602 EUR
Funding 2007
Disbursements 1st Quarter
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
Disbursements 4th Quarter


Channel of Delivery
  • DSE Chicualacuala District
  • Child Mortality
  • Health
  • Environment
Focal Regions