The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (Fund Board), established on March 14, 1996 by the Government of Nepal (GoN) under the Development Board Act 1956, is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation (MoWSS), promoting and integrating community-led, demand-driven and participatory approach in rural drinking water and sanitation (RWSS) services all over the country. The prime objectives to set up the Fund Board were to: (i) bring about fundamental changes in the conventional supply-oriented approach to a demand-driven approach and participatory decision making and, (ii) support the government in sector policy making and development efforts. The major funding agency is the IDA/World Bank and with contributions coming from GoN and the communities.