AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard

The AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard was adopted by the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD as part of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) in February 2022.

The AIP-PIDA Scorecard will aim to:

  • Enhance mutual accountability for results in mobilisation of water investments
  • Mobilise political and leadership commitment

  • Support countries to track progress, identify bottlenecks, and take action to meet

    the 

    investment needs for achievement of SDG 6 on water and sanitation
  • Set benchmarks to track country progress and offer a cross-country learning on water investment climate readiness

  • Serve as a tool to engage with public and private investors on financing water infrastructure that will contribute to development
  • Help guide governments to identify the changes required to increase water investment and identify opportunities from cross-country learning
  • Display country-level performance against high-priority water investment thematic indicators for follow-up

AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard Coordination

The AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard Coordination Structure comprises three groups, which support the development of the Scorecard. They are the Steering Committee, Core Group, and Technical Working Group.

The AIP-PIDA Scorecard Steering Committee provides strategic support and guidance to the development of the AIP Scorecard.

    H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki

    H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki

    CEO: African Union Development Agency - NEPAD

    H.E. President Jakaya Kikwete

    H.E. President Jakaya Kikwete

    Chair: Global Water Partnership Southern Africa – Africa Coordination

    Hon. Carl HG Schlettwein

    Hon. Carl HG Schlettwein

    President: African Ministers' Council on Water

    H.E. Chileshe Kapwepwe

    H.E. Chileshe Kapwepwe

    Secretary-General: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

    Mr. Osward Mulenga Chanda

    Mr. Osward Mulenga Chanda

    Acting Director for Water: African Development Bank

    Mr. Chuene Ramphele

    Mr. Chuene Ramphele

    Group Executive, Infrastructure Division: Development Bank of Southern Africa

    Strategic Leadership

    Steering
    Committee

    Operational Support

    Core
    Group

    Technical Support

    Technical Working Group

    Secretariat

    AIP Reference Group

    Strategic
    Leadership

    Steering
    Committee

    Operational
    Support

    Core
    Group

    Technical
    Support

    Technical Working Group

    Secretariat

    AIP Reference Group

    Approach

    The AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard will track priority water related investments indicators and assist senior leaders to improve accountability, monitoring, and response to the water investments gaps.

    The AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard will track country progress according to thematic indicators that will be identified through a consultative process with the key partners. Each theme will include categorized qualitative and quantitative indicators that will simplify relevant information, allowing for the identification of important trends and phenomena to be communicated to decision-makers. This will assist in understanding the gaps and areas of concern to address the lag in water investments in Africa.

    The Scorecard will be disseminated to decision makers on a regular basis along with a country specific reports, and presented to the African Heads of State on a regular basis to mobilise the highest level of political commitment and financing for water investments.

    Stakeholder-led process

    Development of the AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard kicked off in April 2021, with a virtual event hosted by H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Chair of Global Water Partnership Southern Africa and Africa Coordination Unit and H.E. Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD.

    The following organisations co-facilitated stakeholder discussions on data indicators and information to include in the design of the AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard:

    UNICEF, World Health Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organization, International Water Management Institute, United Nations Environmental Programme, DBSA, International Union for Conservation of Nature, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, AUDA-NEPAD, United Nations Development Programme, Stockholm Water Management Institute, and Global Water Partnerships across Africa and the Mediterranean.

    Research and analysis for the AIP Water Investment Scorecard framework supported by Economist Impact

    Watch the virtual kick-off event for the development of the AIP Water Investment Scorecard

    Phased development

    News

    Nov 2020-April 2021

    Conceptualising the AIP Water Investment Scorecard through stakeholder-led process

    ;

    April 2021-August 2021

    Initial scorecard preparation

    ;

    September 2021

    Long term Scorecard Reporting System established.