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The Project comprised three parts. Part A was the Community Education and Awareness Program.

TitleProject completion report on the fourth rural water supply and sanitation sector project (loan 1464-nep [sf]) in Nepal
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsManila, PHAsian Deve
Paginationv, 50 p. : map., tab.
Date Published2004-06-01
PublisherAsian Development Bank
Place PublishedManila, Philippines
Keywordscommunity participation, cost recovery, design, evaluation, fourth rural water supply and sanitation project (nepal), health education, implementation, institution building, low-income communities, maintenance, nepal, operation, projects, rural areas, safe water supply, sanitation, sdiasi, sdiman, sustainability, water committees

The Project comprised three parts. Part A was the Community Education and Awareness Program. Part B was the water
supply and sanitation development component. Part C was the implementation assistance and institutional strengthening
component. Overall, the Project is rated successful. Lessons learned include: 1) an effective community-based approach should include community organization capacity building and empowerment; 2) the Project could have collaborated more closely with other agencies active in the sector; 3) some effective ways to make subprojects cost-effective include promoting effective community participation; making subproject designs, including cost estimates, public and transparent; and developing clear mechanisms for substantive but equitable community contribution; 4) sufficient time needs to be dedicated for social mobilization activities, and construction activities should not be rushed; 5) sanitation development should be an integral part of rural water supply projects, to maximize development and poverty reduction impacts; 6) The Project¿s social and economic impacts could not be properly assessed, due to unavailable baseline data and poor benefit monitoring and evaluation.

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