Agenda for Change members working on systems approaches
Please note this is a summary of information. You can learn more on the WaterAid Timor-Leste website.
WaterAid works with the government to make clean water, toilets, and good hygiene a normal part of daily life for the people of the country. They work to support both people’s demands of their rights to WASH and the government’s ability and skills to provide WASH services. WaterAid Timor-Leste has operational programmes with local partners in two municipalities, Manufahi and Likisà.
Systems strengthening activities
WaterAid Timor-Leste focuses on four main components of their work in Timor-Leste. Namely, these are municipal strengthening and support of local government capacity, securing and mobilizing resources for WASH, WASH as a human right observed by governments and other actors, and WASH behaviour change specifically related to sanitation and hygiene. WaterAid Timor-Leste has redefined the Building Blocks framework to intentionally incorporate a gender equality and disability inclusion lens.
Entities of the Central Government
Ministry of State Administration, Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Justice
Municipal and district governments
DFAT, water user groups, UNICEF
How strong are the systems?
To determine how well systems are working, we rely on data derived from Building Blocks, which are manageable ‘sub-systems’ that can be supported and strengthened. Certain building blocks may be more strongly developed or applied at district or national level. Interactions between building blocks are essential.