The Global Sanitation Fund is a pooled global fund established by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and funded by its donors to gather and direct finance to help large numbers of people achieve improved sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices.

The Global Sanitation Fund is a pooled global fund established by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and funded by its donors to gather and direct finance to help large numbers of people achieve improved sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices.

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Nepal Programme Overview

The Nepal programme supports the national campaign to achieve 100 percent sanitation coverage by 2017, with a focus on eliminating open defecation and promoting good hygiene practices. The programme works in 19 out of 75 districts, in close cooperation with a diverse WASH partners, including coordinating bodies at various administrative levels. In addition to its behaviour change focus, the programme supports WASH sector capacity development, planning and monitoring activities. Forty implementing partners deliver the programme, which are comprised of local NGOs and government entities.

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GSF Information

Executing Agency: UN-HABITAT
Programme duration: 2010-2017
Programme Coordinating Mechanism: Chaired by the Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation

Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2017

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Number of Village Development Committees verified as ODF
479
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People living in ODF environments
3, 003,810
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Communities declared ODF
20,973
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People with improved toilets
3,155,265
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People with Handwashing facilities with water and soap or soap substitute
2,635, 270

*Nepal’s national definition of ODF does not adhere to the WSSCC definition of ODF because it does not stipulate that all households should have access to a handwashing facility.

Key Results

Key Results

31 December 2017

toilet
Number of Village Development Committees verified as ODF
479
door
People living in ODF environments
3, 003,810
hand
Communities declared ODF
20,973

Financial Pipeline

31 December 2016
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GSF commitments
$13.82 million
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GSF disbursements
$12.21 million
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In-country awards to Implementing Partners & for direct procurement
$8.81 million

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Resources

Nepal earthquake: Reviving sanitation – Global Sanitation Fund Lessons

After the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the GSF-supported programme and partners underwent a learning journey, which is illustrated in a new report.