December 19, 2018
CARE Nepal - Community Support Programme (CSP) - Reduce Poverty and Promote Social Inclusion

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1. Ministry of Local Development is one of the ministries of the government with widespread network up to grass-root level (VDCs and Municipalities). As per the main guiding policy (Geeta) of local development, Local Self Governance Act, 1999, this ministry has been placed at the apex of three tier structural framework and accredited with the role of coordination, cooperation, facilitation and monitoring and evaluation of activities undertaken by local bodies (75 District Development Committees, 58 Municipalities and 3915 Village Development Committees).

2. The Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS), established in 1972, is the lead agency for the drinking water supply and sanitation sector of Nepal. It is working towards achieving the sector objective of Government of Nepal which is to achieve ‘sustained improvement in health status and productivity for Nepalese people as a whole with particular emphasis on lower income group through the provision of adequate, locally sustainable water supply and sanitation facilities in association with improved personal, household and community hygiene behavior’.

3. South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN), a government led biennial convention held on a rotational basis in each SAARC country provides a platform for interaction on sanitation. SACOSANs are intended to develop a Regional agenda on sanitation, enabling learning from the past experiences and setting actions for the future. The objectives of such conferences are to accelerate the progress in sanitation and hygiene promotion in South Asia and to enhance quality of people's life. The SACOSAN process is instrumental to generate political wills towards better sanitation in the region. "Sanitation for All:All for Sanitation".

4. The Government of Nepal (GoN) is committed to improving people’s standards of living through citizen-centric governance and effective service delivery based on democratic values and rights-based development. It has achieved considerable success in implementing the first phase of the Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP), a national flagship programme in the area of local governance and community development.

5. The Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC) is a Unique arrangement that unites humanitarian and development partners with financial institutions in partnership with the Government of Nepal in order to reduce Nepal's vulnerability to natural disasters. Based on the Hyogo Framework and Nepal's National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management, the NRRC has identified 5 flagship priorities for sustainable disaster risk management.

6.The Social Welfare Council is responsible for the promotion, facilitation, co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation of the activities of the non-governmental social organizations in Nepal. It is also responsible for the extension of its supports to the government in the matters of developing the NGO sector policies and programs of the nation and implement them in a co-ordinate way.

7. The Department for International Development (DFID) is that part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. In order to better understand and address the issues of poverty in Nepal, in April 1999 DFID established an in-country office staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of both UK nationals and staff appointed in country.

8. UNICEF celebrated 40 years of work in Nepal in 2008 and has participated in many of the development strides the country has taken in that time from basic services in the 60s, immunisations in the 70s, early childhood rights, education and protection in the 80s, empowering communities to monitor and advocate for their own health and education needs in the 90s, and an emphasis on protection during the conflict in the 2000s.

9. The Association of International NGOs (AIN), formed by INGOs working in Nepal in September 1996, is an important network in the development sector of Nepal as members have been implementing various people-centered development programmes throughout the hills, mountains and Terai areas.

10. The CLTS (Community-led Total Sanitation) website aims to be a global hub for CLTS (Community-led Total Sanitation), connecting the network of practitioners, communities, NGOs, agencies, researchers, governments, donors and others involved or interested in CLTS.


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