Applying MDG Acceleration Framework: Addressing Governance Bottlenecks to Achieve Water and Sanitation Coverage in Belize

What is the project about

Photo: Field Training in Handpump Management, UNDP Belize, 2011Photo: Field Training in Handpump Management, UNDP Belize, 2011

The project seeks to address identified governance bottlenecks in the rural water and sanitation sector in Belize. The "Applying MDG Acceleration Framework" (MAF) Project targets institutions and individuals at varying levels including the Ministry with responsibility for rural water and sanitation, local government organizations and rural water boards in two districts in Belize.

Expected outputs include (a) capacity of Water Boards is enhanced; (b) ownership of water systems and sanitation services is strengthened; and (c) adaptive management support to water boards and other national stakeholders is established.

What have we accomplished so far

1) Belize MDG Acceleration Framework for Water and Sanitation was compiled and informs the strategy to target areas of weakness in various sectors.

2) A Capacity Assessment of the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development was conducted to identify and address areas of weaknesses and strengths in the delivery of services to the Ministry's target population.

3) Community Consultations with recommendations to inform the development of a revised legislation governing the operation of local water boards have taken place.

4) A framework for community monitoring of water board performance, service delivery and management of water systems; community scorecards; and  geo-enabled database has been established.


Major sources of financing (including all sources providing more than $100,000).

2011 to 2013
Amount (US)
Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF) $250,000
Government of Belize

Delivery in previous fiscal years

Total delivery up through the most recent year for which UNDP’s financial books have closed.

Amount (US)
Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF); Government of Belize