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Nepal

Nepal joined SWA in 2010. The Ministry of Water Supply (MoWS) is the lead ministry for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH). Building on the success of the Millennium Development Goals, Nepal is committed to pursuing and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Access to safe water and basic sanitation is a fundamental right as per the constitution of Nepal. The water and sanitation related targets in SDG-6 are inherent in the country’s periodic development plan and guided by Nepal's WaSH Sector Development Plan (SDP 2016-2030). The Ministry of Water Supply is currently reviewing its sector planning and monitoring systems to be applicable within the federal system. In order to roll-out SDP, WaSH plans at municipality level is under preparation with a joint effort of three tiers of government and will be extended to all municipalities. This will help monitor progress on SDGs and improve evidence based decision making. Multi-stakeholder efforts have long been in place through the National Sanitation and Hygiene Coordination Committee active at the national level and WaSH coordination committees at the Provincial, District and Municipality (both Rural and Urban) levels.

Commitments by the government

Progress Report April 2020

By 2019 Initiate development of 75 costed WASH Plans of local governments ensuring access to WASH services for priority ranking of social/infrastructure needs aligning with SDP and SDG.
Reviewing progress
By 2020 Establish and operationalize sector monitoring framework and MIS with disaggregated data in line with SDP and federal context with defined regulatory parameters.
Reviewing progress
By 2020, benchmark and national standards of WASH services and service ladders, especially Water Quality, Sanitation, Sewerage Management aspects.
Reviewing progress
By 2020, develop and implement WASH Sector capacity development Master Plan of all three tires of government.
Reviewing progress

Commitments by partners

By 2020 will develop rigorous analysis on the status of progress on Hygiene in south asia and basing on the same develop common advocacy messages for CSOs around financing for hygiene including MHM.
CSO
Reviewing progress
During 2019 and there after will actively engage the CSO members of FANSA in the process of developing SWA new strategy and in implementation of the same in the next few years
CSO
Reviewing progress
By 2020 Support FANSA National Chapters and associates in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka to actively engage with respective National Governments and build strong mutistakeholder platforms on WASH at the National level and there after support in proper functioning of the same.
CSO
Reviewing progress
FANSA: During 2019 -22 will work with its National chapters and CSO Members in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka to collect evidence on exclusion and best practices related to equitable and inclusive WASH progress, and on the basis of the same provide consolidated input and facilitate representation of the voices of the marginalized to inform the decisions and commitments at SACOSANs in 2020 and 2022, high level meetings of SWA and other important global platforms on WASH and SDG 6.
CSO
Reviewing progress
By 2022 Support four country CSO platforms to develop country specific strategy and tools to advocate for equitable and inclusive sanitation progress with focus on women, children, elderly and persons with disability.
CSO
Reviewing progress
Mr. Tej Raj Bhatta
Joint Secretary, Ministry of water supply
Lajana Manandhar
Lumanti Support Group for Shelter

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