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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
Mr. Tej Raj Bhatta
Joint Secretary, Ministry of water supply
Lajana Manandhar
Lumanti Support Group for Shelter


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