Joint case study by JICA-ADB-WB: Towards sustainable water and sanitation services in Sri Lanka
October 10, 2017 – JICA, ADB and World Bank have conducted a joint case study for their programs and projects assistance during the last 10 year period. Objective of the exercise is to review experience of three development partners in supporting Sri Lanka as it moves towards its goal for sustainable and equitable provision of water and sanitation services to the people. The evaluation had been conducted by evaluation departments of three donors.
The feedback seminar was held on 3 October with the participation of Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply Secretary Sarath Chandrasiri Vithana, National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) Chairman K.A. Anser, and NWSDB General Manager Deepthi Sumanasekara and JICA Senior RepresentativeToru Kobayakawa. Senior officials of Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply, NWSDB, External Resources Department, National Planning Department, Irrigation Department, Mahaweli Authority, International Water Management Institute, and Urban Development Authority were participated in the event.
This joint case study will pave the way for understanding synergies of donors’ assistance provided during the last 10 years, areas where it needs more attention for successful collaborations, etc. The seminar created a good platform for discussing how development coordination can be carried out in effective way, how SGD can be measured towards achieving sector goals, etc.
Eriko Yamashita from JICA evaluation department said, “Three development partners will continue to work closely for achieving SGD 6 which includes Water Supply and Sanitation.”