Terms of Reference

Consultancy required for two days Training Workshop of Legislature Core Group (LCG)

 on

 “To understand WASH issues related to Governance, Budget and Universal access to WASH”

 Background

Legislators have a crucial role to play in various national development processes including Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). As representatives of constituencies where they have been elected, they are also mandated to speak on behalf of the poor and other vulnerable groups, to ensure that WASH plans are informed by the real priorities on the ground. In practice, they are expected to adopt requisite legislation, approve budget allocations, and exercise oversight over expenditures. However, legislators often have limited independence, knowledge and resources to perform their functions effectively. As a result, the role of parliament in improving the effectiveness, impact of government financing and shaping WASH strategies that reflect the concerns of the people tends to be overlooked or in most cases weak. With this constraint to legislators, WASH related development approaches in Pakistan are mostly shaped and driven by donors or through interested civil/pressure groups. This problem is exacerbated when local communities have limited ability to continuously engage with their representative in parliament in seeking progress on how their views and concerns are being handled as well as following up on promises that are made government at the international level and during their election campaigns.

Main objectives of the training are to “Engage Legislatures for Universal Access to WASH in Pakistan and

 

  • To Clear roles and responsibilities of WASH stakeholders
  • Low sector financing for WASH in general and sanitation in particular
  • Weak political and social discourse on realization of right to WASH

Venue:                        Hospitality Inn Hotel, Lahore.

 

Time Frame

 

Sr. # Name of Assignment Number of Days for Training Workshop Time Frame
1 Consultancy required for two days Training Workshop of Legislature Core Group (LCG) on

 

“To understand WASH issues related to Governance, Budget and Universal access to WASH”

 

02                               (27th to 28th January, 2015) 02 days for training and report writing.