Africa : Development of performance indicators for The management of transboundary basins in africa 2007 - 2010
/ Evelyne Gauthier

The International Network of Basin Organisations (INBO) and its regional branch in Africa (ANBO) proposed to develop and field-test Performance Indicators adapted to the design and monitoring of the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) principles in African Transboundary basins.

INBO and ANBO, with the support of IOWater and Ecologic, aim to develop an appropriate method for developing a common understanding based on Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to build the capacity of basin organizations ; these KPI will help among other :

In Africa, BOs at different development stages can be found, but for the most part they are at the initial or emerging stages. It is then necessary to go step-by-step, to apply KPI to selected pilot basins, to analyse collected data, and to share the related knowledge to other BOs through a learning process.

This approach is conceptualised for the long-term. The proposed activities for the 3-year project are to pave the way for the use of KPI. The aim is to demonstrate how they can be useful, and to secure a sustainable scheme for the future, to strengthen the implementation capacity of RBOs.

Activities to be developed include :

Two main types of actual services are provided by IOWater :.

First of all, the basic project management activities, which include :

In addition to those tasks devoted to project management, OIEau staff is also providing technical expertise in the frame of experts’ mission to the River Basin Organisations for assistance in practical tests of Performance Indicators and organisation of technical seminars gatherings project experts and RBOs representatives.