Self-Assessment Questions

Now that you have completed this study session, you can assess how well you have achieved its Learning Outcomes by answering these questions.

Insert the following words into the spaces in the sentences below:

alignment; harmonisation; integration; partnership; synergy.

When two or more people or organisations agree to work together, this is a ………………

……………… means combining two or more activities together to improve coordination and bring ………………

……………… means all WASH ministries ensuring their activities are in agreement with each other and with national policies.

………………means ensuring there are common procedures and arrangements shared between partners and other stakeholders so it is easier for them to work together.

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When two or more people or organisations agree to work together, this is a partnership.

Integration means combining two or more activities together to improve coordination and bring synergy.

Alignment means all WASH ministries ensuring their activities are in agreement with each other and with national policies.

Harmonisation means ensuring there are common procedures and arrangements shared between partners and other stakeholders so it is easier for them to work together.

How do the Guiding Principles of the OWNP help towards the success of the programme:

  1. from a resource perspective?
  2. from a project result/achievement perspective?
  3. from a sustainability perspective?

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  1. The application of the four Guiding Principles avoids duplication of effort. This, in turn, avoids unnecessary expenses in the course of programme implementation and enables resources to be used efficiently by pooling them.
  2. From a project achievement perspective, application of the Guiding Principles will help by pooling the financial and human resource capacity, which therefore maximises the results or achievements of the Programme.
  3. The Guiding Principles emphasise the importance of community ownership of the Programme, which is a very important factor for sustainability of its outcomes.

The OWNP has four Guiding Principles and the Programme Operation Manual (POM) has 11 Basic Implementation Principles. Briefly explain what they have in common and how they are different.

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Both the Guiding Principles and Implementation Principles are important considerations that all professionals, government bodies, partner organisations, communities, etc. need to respect and keep in mind through all their work. The difference between them is that while the Guiding Principles are broad and general, relevant from formulation up to implementation, the Implementation Principles are considered specifically during implementation of the Programme.

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