Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project (RWSSIP- 2014 to 2020)
Encouraged by the successful and satisfactory completion of RWSSP-I and RWSSP-II, the GoN and the World Bank have agreed to implement Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project (RWSSIP) from July 2014 to June 2020 through the Fund Board agreeing to provide US$ 72 million with co- financing from the GoN and the communities. The total project cost is US$ 90 million.
The project is mainly funded by the IDA/World Bank, where communities and the GoN also contribute some share in the fund. The Fund Board has set the target in the RWSSIP to accomplish altogether 1874 WASH schemes (under component 1) by benefiting 1.5 million populations in 55 Districts of Nepal and declare 400 Village Development Committees (VDCs) as Open Defecation Free (ODF) VDC and subsequently implement Stand Alone Total Sanitation campaigns.
Likewise, five selected districts namely Sunsari, Dolakha, Makawanpur, Lamjung and Salyan are under Component 2 which is being implemented directly by the MoWSS. However, the entire schemes in those districts implemented by different Governmental and Non-governmental organizations will be assessed of their functionality and sustainability. Meanwhile, a strategy will be prepared to bring the defunct schemes into functionality and sustainability through the strengthening of local government institution which will aim to develop models that are replicable across Nepal.