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Project completion report on the fourth rural water supply and sanitation sector project (loan 1464-nep [sf]) in Nepal

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.

TitleProject completion report on the fourth rural water supply and sanitation sector project (loan 1464-nep [sf]) in Nepal
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsAsian Development Bank -Manila, PH
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
Abstract

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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