Ministry of Housing and Swiss Cooperation-COSUDE join efforts

They present “Model for decision making in sanitation”

The Virtual Platform (DATASS) informs about the situation of rural water and sanitation services in close to 100,000 populated areas.

One of the first tasks towards facing water and sanitation challenges is to have sustainable quality information. DATASS no doubt constitutes a valuable effort to obtain primary information from direct rural sanitation actors in a participative manner from local spaces, articulated with the regional entities across the country.

On November 18, the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Javier Piqué and Martin Jaggi, Global Cooperation Director of COSUDE presented the new virtual platform DATASS that informs about the basic services situation in rural areas and represents a decentralized information management model for decision making, a key instrument for management, planning, execution, follow up and monitoring, as well as for the proper rendering of accounts and transparency in public management.

Mr. Piqué explained that this online platform has 9,000 users to date, among public officials, employees and citizens, and this number is expected to increase gradually. “The data managed by DATASS are obtained through questionnaires worked out in rural zones. This information may be partially or completely downloaded by any one in a friendly and free manner”, he emphasized.

He stated that through this application, regional and local governments may also optimize their monitoring, planning and execution of water and sanitation projects. They may also identify problems to ensure sustainability of the quality of services.

“We have made progress in closing water and sanitation gaps. We have 86% rural coverage, but there is great disparity as it is a very disperse ground”, pointed out Minister Piqué.

In turn, Martin Jaggi indicated that “As Swiss Cooperation COSUDE, we are pleased to have contributed with our experience and instruments generated in our rural water and sanitation project towards implementing a rural water and sanitation information system. We are also pleased to have accompanied the appropriation process by the sanitation authorities and actors and to have today a valuable tool for decision making”. See video of speech here.

Finally, he mentioned that from its role as international cooperation, not only the instruments have been made possible, but, above all, the inter-sector and inter-government approach, the DATASS pilots and the process systematization have been achieved.

Learn more about this tool through the testimony of key actors in the following videos.

Javier Piqué
Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Peru
Martin Jaggi
Global Cooperation Director COSUDE
Juan Tarazona
Viceminister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Peru

The event program considered the presentation of two panels that presented the testimony of key actors in the implementation of this Virtual Platform. The first panel presented the representatives of the Inclusion and Social Development sectors, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation and International Cooperation, through COSUDE.

Video

The second panel showed a subnational perspective, presenting the testimonies of the representatives of the Regional Governments of Ayacucho and Lambayeque and the experiences of the Local Governments of Huamanguilla and Íllimo, in the region of Ayacucho.

Video

The construction of the Virtual Platform DATASS was made possible by the inter-sector work engaged by the Ministries of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Development and Social Inclusion and Economy and Finance, showing their commitment to close gaps in rural water and sanitation towards achieving a country aligned with the fulfillment of sustainable development goals of the United National 2030 Agenda.

We share here images and a video summary of the event in the links below.

Video summary of the Presentation of the DATASS Platform
Interview with the Minister of Housing,
Consruction and Sanitation and the Director of COSUDE
TV Perú
Gallery of Images
Flickr

 

About DATASS
The Rural Sanitation Diagnosis System in Peru (DATASS) is the first tool for public access that offers a database integrated with maps, graphs and reports on the quality of basic rural services.

It is an application that provides acces to real and articulated information to enable adequate sectorial planning and the formulation of Investment projects in rural areas. You can access the platform using the following link.

 

Additional Information:
PDF Publication

Useful links:
SABA Plus Project, data sheet, Swiss Embassy, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation COSUDE
Web SABA Plus Project
Web DATASS Diagnosis of rural water supply and sanitation

Related links:
News Ministry of Housing presents “Model for decision making in sanitation”, MVCS
News Virtual platform informs about situation of basic services in rural areas, Agencia Andina
News The MVCS presents the virtual platform DATASS, El Peruano
News, MVCS reports higher deficit in water supply and sanitation coverage in the rainforest area, Perú 21



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La Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (COSUDE) es la entidad encargada de la cooperación internacional dentro del Departamento Federal de Asuntos Exteriores (DFAE). Con otras oficinas de la Confederación, la COSUDE es responsable de la coordinación general de la cooperación para el desarrollo y de la cooperación con los Países del Este, así como de los programas de ayuda humanitaria suizos.