Completed Projects

Since the date of establishment, IDS-Nepal has completed 115 Projects in different sectors.

These Project Includes:

Work Started: January, 2020
Work to be completed: December, 2020
Client: WFP
Service Charge: US$. 447,510.96 (NPR. 51,038,625.50)
Detailed Activities
Compliment SMP with WASH activities in 1,591 Schools of Rukum East, Rukum West, Jajarkot, Dailekh, Bajura, Bajhang, Darchula, Achham and Doti benefitting 195,857 direct beneficiaries and 692,456 indirect beneficiaries.

  • Kick off meeting to LG and Stakeholders
  • Rural/Municipality level planning and progress sharing meeting
  • Ward Level Coordination meeting among ward chairperson, ward members and concern SMC and FMC representatives
  • District level coordination meeting among WFP partners
  • Bimonthly WASH facilitators level staff meeting
  • SWASHCC school level meeting trimester basis in each palikas
  • Trining to child clubs in all project schools
  • Coordination meeting with municipal health unit and FCHVs to facilitate SHN and Deworming

Work Started: 19th August; 2020
Work to be completed: December, 2020
Client: UN-HABITAT
Service Charge: US$. 24,965.00 (NPR.2,995,800.00)
Detailed Activities
Cover 4 Palikas (2 Rural Municipality and 2 Municipality) including 13 new wards and follow-up on 21 wards and strategic support in municipalities and the district level of Bardiya

  • Sustained ODF Communities – Indicators on Implementation of behaviour change approaches for sustainable ODF Communities
  • Strategies and Approaches for SDG 6.2 – Indicators on strategies and approaches for reaching and sustaining SDG 6.2
  • Subnational Commitment, Leadership and Financial Allocation (District and Palika) – Indicators on developing subnational level commitment, leadership and advocacy for achieving SDg 6.2
  • Capacity Building, Coordination and Monitoring – Indicators on subnational level system establishment and capacity building to monitor, coordinate and sustain Post-ODF Program

 

 

Work Started: June, 2019
Work to be Completed: April, 2020
Client: GSF/UN-HABITAT
Service Charge: US$ 86,720.00 (NPR. 9,618,450.00)
Detailed Activities
4 Palikas (2 RM and 2 Municipality) focusing in10 new wards and follow up in 11 wards

  • Sustained ODF Communities
  • Orientation for formation/reformation of child club
  • Formation/ reformation, orientation on total sanitation and mobilization of child club in model schools
  • Support to mobilize the child clubs for green flag campaign
  • Promote hand washing campaign in school
  • Celebrate local, national and global level days and campaign on sanitation
  • Strategies and Approaches for SDG 6.2
  • Ware Level orientation to CBOs/Community leader/priests on total sanitation
  • District and municipal level collaborative meeting with local entrepreneurs for availability of construction and cleaning materials
  • Mobilization of community based groups for implementation of ward level action plan, monitoring and support
  • Capacity Building (Coordination, monitoring and Learning)
  • Regular Meeting of Palika WASHCC/ Task Force

 

Work Started: July, 2018
Work to be Completed: March, 2019
Client: Imperial College London, UK
Service Charge: £2,640 (NPR. 351,120.00)
Detailed Activities

  • Coordinating citizen science based water resources monitoring activities in the upper bagmati basin
  • Supporting in data systematization and participatory analysis
  • Conducting participatory evaluation of citizen science activities
  • Organizing focus group discussion to share research findings with communities and local decision makers and get their feedback

 

Work Started: January, 2019
Work to be Completed: December, 2019
Client: World Food Programme
Service Charge: NPR. 36,484,753.00 (US$. 325,350.04)
Detailed Activities

  • Rural/Municipality level planning and progress sharing meeting
  • Ward Level Coordination meeting among ward chairperson, ward members and concern SMC and FMC representatives
  • Coordination meeting with municipal health unit and FCHVs to facilitate SHN and Deworming
  • Municipality/ Rural Municipality level joint monitoring
  • Central level monitoring and support visit
  • Capacity building training to WASH officers and facilitators
  • Training to child clubs in all program schools
  • MHM pad making training for lower secondary schools
  • School Health and Nutrition week celebration
  • Celebration of national and global level sanitation events through child clubs
  • WASH related Street drama
  • Support for Tippy Taps Installation
  • Support for Toilet Maintenance
  • Improved Cooking Stoves Installation
  • Seed Money support to child clubs
  • Motivation and Reward to model schools

 

Work Started: June 2016
Work to be Completed: June 2019/ September 2019
Client: Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project (BRBIP)/Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Service Charge: NPR. 56,383,045.00 (US$. 484,213.00)
Detailed Activities
Mobilization and engagement of communities with focus on identification of target groups, local organizations, local groups are engaged in improving and managing river basin environment along the along the stretch between Sundarijal to Sinanamangal of Bagmati river corridor 

  • Mobilization and engagement of communities.
  • Coordination and capacity strengthening of project stakeholders.
  • Organizational strengthening and institutional development.
  • Promotion of gender equity and social inclusion.
  • Demonstration of Sustainable Solid waste management practices. 
  • Knowledge development and dissemination. 
  • Media Campaign and Community Awareness.
  • Develop local institutional mechanisms to promote community involvement, interaction, participation, coordination and mobilization, including water pollution and solid waste management.
  • Establishment of working groups.
  • Support establishment of NGO platform.
  • Motivational Activities.
  • Water Pollution and Solid Waste Management Strategy, Plan and Implementation.
  • Develop Gender and Social Inclusion Action Plan 

Work Started: January, 2019
Work to be Completed: April 15, 2019
Client: UNICEF
Service Charge: NPR. 5,434,000.00 (US$. 48,518.00)
Detailed Activities

  • Feasibility study of 86 communities
  • Baseline Survey of feasible communities
  • Water Quality Test of feasible communities, schools and health care facilities
  • Detail Survey, Design, Cost Estimation for selected water supply schemes to cover at least 25,000 populations, 50 schools and 20 Health care facilities

 

Work Started: July, 2018
Work t be Completed: March, 2019
Client: Imperial College, London, UK
Service Charge: £ 6,090.00
Detailed Activities
The project aims to analyse available demographic, socio-ecological, water & sanitation and watershed related data of the Bagmati River Basin (BRB) of Nepal. The river basin is located adjacent to the capital city and bears a huge significance for a number of issues such as water supply, social and cultural values, flood risk management and watershed conservation. At first, we will systematize the data for scientific analysis. IDS-Nepal is currently working with the Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project (BRBIP), local communities, government institutions and NGOs to enhance solid waste management, social mobilization and watershed management activities in the upper region of the basin. The IDS-Nepal has generated a wealth of socio-ecological and water use related data from the project area. The project will implement following key activities and achieve expected outcomes and its potential impacts.

  • Systematise available data on demographic, water and sanitation and watershed characteristics
  • Analyse data and information using standard qualitative/quantitative methods
  • Hold stakeholder meeting s to discuss the results and get feedback

 

Work Started: May, 2018
Work to be Completed: January, 2019
Client: RWSSFDB
Service Charge: NPR. 1,161,143.00
Detailed Activities 
Formation, reformation and activation of different groups for proper implementation of program activities

  • Construction of water seal toilet and proper maintenance and utilization of toilet in working area
  • Awareness locality for constructing toilet with safety tank or toilet with twin pit
  • Encouraging use of locally available resources for construction of toilet with super structure and useable friendly toilet
  • Management of degradable and non-degradable waste
  • Encouraging use of ICS instead of traditional stoves
  • Campaigning personal, household and environmental sanitation at least once a month
  • Two time Healthy House Survey
  • Making habits of Handwashing practices
  • Attending regular meeting of D-WASH-CC/RM/M-WASH-CC
  • Coordination with Sanitation Marketing Promotion / Sanitation Marketing Entrepreneurs to effective implementation of ODF/Total Sanitation

 

Work Started: July, 2016
Work to be Completed: July, 2019
Client: Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project (BRBIP)/ Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Service Charge: NPR. 22,645,736.75
Detailed Activities 

  • Mapping and Planning of Integrated Watershed
  • Management Plan, mapping of the dam, catchment areas; management plans to mitigate possible impact of tourism/visitors
  • Demonstration and Training programs for watershed management, biodiversity, organic farming and eco-tourism, energy efficient alternatives, eco-friendly household toilets and waste management
  • Organic Farming and Ecotourism
  • Community Afforestation through Plantation of Fuel/Fodder/Fruit Trees for Slope Stabilization, setting up on-farm nursery and finalizing buy-back guarantee of seedlings produced
  • Promotion of more Efficient Cooking Stoves
  • Improved Sanitation and Waste Management, awareness building and communication national and municipality laws and regulations on household waste water management and prevention of river pollution

 

Work Started: March, 2017
Work to be Completed: April, 2019
Client: Department for International Development of UK (DFID UK)
Service Charge: £ 161,460.00 (NRs. 21,321,720.00)
Detailed Activities

  • Managing the incoming prize applications where still outstanding, and developing relationships with these applications
  • Developing the capacity of applicants to monitor their progress from the start of Stage 2 going forward, including the development of suitable indicators and verification tools
  • Developing and distributing relevant materials to applicants including supporting them in their applications where necessary
  • Utilizing the organization’s resources and/or media partners and network to promote the prize will also be an invaluable tool to engage a wider community of interested experts and solvers
  • Supporting the judging process through selection of judges, and development of the judging criteria in collaboration with the technical advisers
  • Undertaking verification and due diligence on possible prize winners
  • Leading on the communication to applicants, winners, and runners up
  • Disseminating learning from the prize in Nepal and wider if possible
  • Managing a Project Advisory Committee including organizing regular meetings and communications
  • Contribute to the overall Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Verification processes and ensuring the collection of appropriate data
  • Developing and managing small mid-term ‘recognition’ prizes as agreed with the Consortium

 

Work Started: May, 2018
Work to be Completed: December, 2018
Client: World Food Programme (WFP)
Service Charge:US$. 384,664.54 (NPR. 41,086,020.50)
Detailed Activities
Compliment SMP with WASH activities in 2,030 Schools of Rukum East, Rukum West, Jajarkot, Dailekh, Bajura, Bajhang, Darchula, Achham, Doti, Dadeldhura and Baitadi benefitting 250,000 direct beneficiaries and 1,000,000 indirect beneficiaries.

  • District level planning and sharing meeting
  • R/Municipality level planning and sharing meeting
  • Ward level planning and sharing meeting
  • SWASHCC mobilization and activation in 2,030 schools
  • District level joint monitoring
  • Central level monitoring
  • Strengthen, Orient and Mobilize School
  • Child Clubs
  • 220 Tippy Tap
  • Construction in Schools
  • 220 Toilet and Water
  • Supply Maintenance
  • Daily Handwashing
  • Practices
  • One Social Mobilizer
  • Refresher Training
  • MHM Training
  • Support FHV for
  • Deworming tablets distribution

 

Work Started: January, 2017
Work to be Completed: December, 2018
Client: Department of Roads (DoR)/ Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Detailed Activities 

  • Livelihood enhancement through local capacity building
  • Women and disadvantaged group mainstreaming
  • Minimize unintended road accident and health impact of road corridor community
  • Biodiversity conservation, supervise and monitor afforestation and bioengineering efforts
  • Communication and media outreach

 

Work Started: January 01; 2018
Work to be Completed: April 30; 2018
Client: World Food Programme

  • Consultation meeting with concern stakeholders
  • Sharing and finalizing questionnaire with WFP, DoE and WASH experts for finalizing questionnaire
  • Sharing final questionnaire with WFP and DoE in both Nepali and English
  • Print the finalize questionnaire from the printing press
  • Orientation to enumerators about the survey form
  • Collect, process and analyse the status of WASH related knowledge and practice among students and WASH facilities in all public schools
  • Identify WASH related knowledge, practice and infrastructure gaps in the region
  • Compile and prepare standard status report of WASH in schools

 

Work Started: July, 2017
Work to be Completed: July, 2018
Client: GSF/ UN-HABITAT
Service Charge: US$. 77,370.00 (NPR. 7,969,110.00)

  • Sector Coordination and Planning workshop on total sanitation promotion program
  • VDC level post ODF/TSSP plan of Action formulation workshop
  • Capacity building orientation training on total sanitation guideline for VDC secretaries and Secretaries of Rural Municipality
  • 54 events of 2 days ward level total sanitation orientation including all cross cutting issues
  • Base line survey of 6 VDCs
  • Advocacy, awareness and demonstration and visibility through electronic and print media
  • Develop sanitation model community 2 in each VDC comprising 50 HHs in average
  • Conduct triggering activities in different strategic locations by TSF, Local level triggerers, monitor
  • Monitoring and evaluation visit for quality assurance and motivation
  • Documentation and Dissemination

 

Work Started: January, 2017
Work to be Completed: May, 2017
Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/DHM
Service Charge: NPR. 565,000.00

  • Systematic collection, review and analysis of available documents
  • Collecting socio-economic information and livelihood assets
  • Participatory and consultative meeting
  • Collect baseline information and mapping
  • Need assessment
  • Facilitate local vulnerable communities to get approval of the VDRMP from respective VDC and DDC

 

Work Started: June, 2016
Work to be Completed: February, 2017
Client: Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB)
Service Amount: NPR. 4,130,835.00

  1. Sagardina Water Supply Project 
  2. Materiya Water Supply and Sanitation Project
  3. Matiariya Water Supply and Sanitation Project iv. Rambasti Water Supply and Sanitation Project

 

Work Started: October, 2014
Work to be Completed: July, 2015
Client: Lead Pakistan
Service Charge: US$. 14,280.00 (NPR. 1,399,440.00)
The major activities are as follows:

  • Implement the loss and damage tool kit, capturing data trough household survey data, participatory research tool etc In selected site under the project
  • Dissemination of the project learning and case studies within Nepal and beyond through using organizational networks

 

Work Started: March, 2016
Work to be Completed: October, 2016
Client: World Food Programme (WFP)
Service Charge: US$. 84,294.04 (NPR. 9,199,852.00)

  • 6 Kick up workshops
  •  S-WASH-CC establishment/formation/reformation-968
  • 968 Child Club establishment/formation/reformation
  • 120 Training for HMs/SMCs/PTAs etc
  • Daily handwashing in 968 School
  • 1 Social Mobilizer Training
  • IEC Material Distribution in 968 Schools
  • Sanitation Events Celebration in 968 Schools, Flex Printing/Hoarding Board in 968 Schools
  • 6 Model School Establishment and
  • Water Quality Testing of 968 samples/schools

 

Client: World Food Programme (WFP)
Work Started: November, 2016
Work to be Completed: December, 2017
Service Charge: US$. 344,176.70 (NPR. 36,482,687.31)
Detailed Activities 

  • District level planning and sharing meeting/ workshop
  • SWASHCC mobilization and activation in 968 schools
  • District level joint monitoring
  • Strengthen, Orient and Mobilize School Child Clubs
  • 194 Training events for HMs/ SMCs/ PTAs
  • 120 Tippy Tap Construction in Schools
  • Sanitation Kits Establishment and Management
  • Daily Handwashing Practices
  • One Social Mobilizer Refresher Training
  • IEC material distribution and translation
  • 6 Model school establishment
    Support to existing WASH model school
  • Installation of 12 Improved Cooking Stoves in schools only in Dailekh district

 

Work Started: August, 2016
Work to be Completed: February, 2017
Client: RWSSFDB
Service Charge: NPR. 1,229,994.00
Detailed Activities

  • Community mass meeting to inform about R&R
  • Health, Hygiene and Sanitation Program
  • Sanitation activities for ODF
  • Guide and assist the community to rebuild the scheme
  • Conduct different training program and sanitation activities
  • Detail Survey and Design
  • Rehabilitation/construction of WSS schemes

 

Work Started: July, 2016
Work to be Completed: December, 2017
Client: GSF/ UN-HABITAT
Service Charge: US$. 66,623.00
Detailed Activities 

  • Sector Coordination and Planning
  • Support and facilitate D/V-WASH-CC and HHs to construct approximately 7,000 toilets
  • Capacity Development for Behavioural Change, Communication and Monitoring
  • ODF Campaign: Achievement of ODF status of remaining 12 VDCs out of 15 working VDCs
  • Establish post ODF mechanism in at least 3 ODF VDCs
  • At least 90% of people living in 30 GSF supported VDCs Hand Washing Practices

 

  • Collection of ODF Baseline Information
  • Sanitation Activities for ODF
  • Support/facilitate/ initiate for construction of latrines
  • School WASH Program
  • Training on preparation of VDC level sanitation action plan for ODF/post ODF activities to VWASHCC in 3 VDC
  • Training on ODF/Post ODF activities to school teachers, parents and students group members in 3 VDC
  • Training on ODF/Post ODF activities to political parties, media, health and sanitation actor, child club, women group, sanitation focal person from each ward
  • Training on total sanitation campaign/activities to VWASHCC member, sanitation focal person from each VDC ward

Client: RWSSFDB
Work Started: August; 2016
Work to be Completed: July; 2018
Service Charge: NRs. 3,142,123.00

Work Started: April, 2015
Work to be Completed: December, 2015
Client: Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB)
Service Charge: US$. 4,069.48 (NPR. 6,136,196.86)
Beneficiaries are

  • Khungri VDC # 3 (Dhanachaur): Total 48 HH/ Popn. 322 (Male: 157; Female:165; Dalit: 9/51; Indigenous:2/16 and others: 37/255)
  • WSS schemes constructing as per design estimates
  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Fund regular collection
  • Sanitation Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF) Mobilization
  • Women Technical Support Services (WTSS) Strengthening
  • School Health Promotion conduction
  • Facilitate for the implementation of income generation activities
  • Monitoring and supervision of infrastructure construction works

 

Work Started: November, 2012
Work to be Completed: April, 2015
Client: RWSSFDB
Service Charge: US$. 4,512.54 (NPR. 388,079.00)
The Beneficiaries of Water Supply Schemes are:
Jedwang VDC # 3 (Jedwang): Total HH 52/ Popn. 327 (Male:166; Female:216; Dalit: 15 /102; Indigenous:0 and others: 37/280)
Gumchal VDC #1 & 2 (Gumchal): Total 81 HH (Male: 231; Female:294; Dalit: 4/32; Indigenous:0 and others: 77/493)
Sirpa VDC # 9 (Kunjeri) : Total 99 HH/ Popn. 603 (Male: 308; Female:295; Dalit: 11/73; Indigenous:0 and others: 88/530)
Sirpa VDC # 6 (Khadgatol): Total 126 HH/ Popn. 744 (Male: 379; Female:365; Dalit: 15/846; Indigenous:0 and others: 111/660)

  • WSS schemes constructing as per design estimates
  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Fund regular collection
  • Sanitation Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF) Mobilization
  • Women Technical Support Services (WTSS) Strengthening
  • School Health Promotion conduction
  • Facilitate for the implementation of income generation activities
  • Monitoring and supervision of infrastructure construction works

 

Work Started: May, 2014
Work Completed: February, 2016
Client: GSF/UN-HABITAT
Service Charge: NPR. 86,538.00
Detailed Activities
The Project aims to support the Bara district towards ODF campaign targeting 15 VDCs in this phase. Following are the major specific results expected.

  • Sector Coordination and Planning
  • School Level Capacity Development for Triggering Behavioural Change, Communication and Monitoring
  • ODF Campaign Targeting in 15 VDCs in this phase  

Start Date: March 1, 2013
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location: Bajhang, Accham, Kalikot, Dailekh, and Jajarkot
Donor(s): MSFP, DFID, SDC, GoN, Finland
Budget: NPR 196,771,889.40

MSFP aims to improve livelihoods and resilience of the poor and disadvantaged people in Nepal by developing the contribution of Nepal’s forestry sector to include economic growth, poverty reduction, and address climate change. IDS Nepal is the lead implementing agency for Lot VI of MSFP, in collaboration with CECI, HIMAWANTI, and Ashmita-Nepal. MSFP Lot VI is being implemented in five districts (Bajhang, Achham, Kalikot, Dailekh, and Jajarkot) of the Far- and Mid-West regions of Nepal.

The programme will increase investment and growth of jobs in forestry by the private sector (farmers, entrepreneurs and financial institutions) and establish long-term business partnerships between the private sector, local forestry groups (LFG) and farmers for forest-based enterprises to jointly manage forests and trees in a sustainable manner. Rural communities, especially poor, disadvantaged and climate-vulnerable people or households, benefit from LFGs managing and accessing more and better forest resources, LFGs practicing good governance, provision of goods and services (including finance) from LFGs and multi-stakeholder structures to the poor, disadvantaged and climate-vulnerable, and the implementation of plans and constitutions by LFGs that reflect sustainability and improve climate resilience.

Work Started: June, 2014
Work to be Completed: February, 2015
Client: Multi Stakeholder Forestry Program (MSFP)
Service Charge: NPR. 3,292,437.28
Detailed Activites
Vulnerabilities mitigation measure identification and the major activities are as follow:

  • Adaptation Plan Implementation
  • Smokeless VDC (ICS Promotion)_ Markhu VDC of Achham
  • Preparation of MAPA of Safebagar Municipality in Accham

 

Work Started: June, 2014
Work to be Completed: February, 2015
Client: Multi Stakeholder Forestry Programme (MSFP)
Service Charge: NPR. 8,000,000.00
Detailed Activities
The specific objectives are as follows.

  • Restoration of fragile ecosystem of Manma region and promote greenery through plantation and management of degraded patch of forest land
  • Enhance the capacity of local communities and engage them in plantation, and tree conservation activities
  • Design and implement of ecosystem based adaptation practices in some selected landscape for restoration of ecosystem services

 

Work Started: July, 2015
Work to be Completed: September, 2015
Client: All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) and American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
Service Charge: US$. 87,000.00
Detailed Activities
500 households are beneficiaries from this project in the rehabilitation phase builds, support in the form of material for construction temporary shelter based on the destruction in Bhumlichok VDC, Gorkha District.

 

Start Date: December 7, 2011
End Date: September 30, 2012
Location: Bardiya
Donor(s): Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) / United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–HABITAT)
Budget: NRs. 12,271,062.60 (US$ 149, 283)
Detailed Activities
The overall objective of the ODF campaign is to ensure people’s access to improved sanitation facilities and to promote more hygienic practices in daily living. Through the processes of capacity building, community mobilization, mass sensitization and institutional strengthening, we can improve the overall health conditions of the communities. The campaign is conducted through the effective mobilization of schools, institutions, and communities with the inclusion of poor and socially disadvantaged communities.

Of the 31 VDCs in the Bardiya district, IDS Nepal has been working in every single one. It is with this tenacity that IDS Nepal aims to declare Bardiya an “Open Defecation Free” district. Of the 31 VDCs, 15 were selected for the Bardiya-I program.

Work Started: May, 2015
Work to be Completed: May, 2015
Client: All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI)
Service Charge: NPR. 4,160,000.00
Detailed Activities
The specific objectives of this project are as follows:

  • To assess and provide instant relief support for earthquake victims
  • To develop concepts for exploring the possibilities of long term support for rehabilitation to the affected areas

 

Start Date: October 1st, 2014
End Date: October 20, 2013
Location: Kathmandu
Donor(s): All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI)
Budget: NRs.156800
Detailed Activities
The two objectives of this Round Table are:

  1. To identity the implementation challenges faced during the HFS (2005-2015) to draw lessons for far better and innovative implementing of HFA2.
  2. To collate the views of experts from South Asia on the pre -zero draft of the HFA 2 to feel into the next meeting of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)


Start Date: 20 December 2012
End Date: 30 June 2014
Location: Udayapur, Nepal
Donor(s): International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development ( ICIMOD)
Budget:USD16445,00 NPR. 1,601,249.65
Detailed Activities
Conduct the research study on Economic Analysis of Food related possible Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbAs) and Engineering Options (Eos) for Climate Change Adaptation in one settlement of Udayapur District Nepal.

Work Started: October, 2013
Work to be Completed: December, 2014
Client: UNDP, Global Environment Facility/ Small Grants Program (GEF/SGP)
Service Charge: US$. 36,540.00 (NPR. 3,571,419.61)
Detailed Activities
200 School children have poor and seasonal facility for safe drinking water and proper sanitation services.
• Community based planning and advocacy through school and dissemination of information on best practice for climate resilient water conservation and utilization.
• Lack of proper guideline and practices for documentation of best practice and advocacy of the improved and climate resilient WATSAN services.

 

Start Date: November 16, 2012
End Date: August 15, 2013
Location: Rukum
Donor(s): Poverty Alleviation Fund
Budget: NRs. 613,760.00
Detailed Activities 
Funded by the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) within the World Bank, this project focused on three VDCs within the Rukum district. The project was divided into two streamlines: Income Generation Activities and Infrastructure Development. The Income Generation Activities were developed within the fields of agriculture, livestock farming, entrepreneurship, and capacity building. Infrastructure Development focused on increasing the accessibility of water resources, small hydropower, enhancing irrigation systems and constructing bridges.

One school building and one water supply scheme in Bijayaswori, one latrine in Ranmamaikot, and one school building and one water supply scheme in Rugha were constructed. IDS Nepal’s main task in this project was to facilitate the implementation of income generation activities within the VDCs and to monitor and supervise the construction of related infrastructure.

The project led to the formation of 40 Community Organizations, each of which were provided capacity building training. It was calculated that 180 households and 990 people benefited from this project.

Start Date: August 1, 2013
End Date: July 31, 2014
Donor(s): Asian Development Bank
Budget: US$193,192
Detailed Activities 
This study is part of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience program and its object is to increase knowledge on the integration of climate change resilience in development. The project involves case studies in twelve selected districts in different agro-ecological zones of Nepal. It aims to analyze climate change issues and adaptation priorities, identify indigenous traditional adaptation practices and recommend integration of these practices into Government of Nepal’s development program and policy efforts.

 

 

Start Date: June, 2013
End Date: June, 2013
Donor(s): Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI)
Budget: NRs. 182,600.00
Detailed Activities 
This 2-day training (June 4-5) was organized with the aim to orient and familiarize CECI/Uniterra Nepal’s partner organizations on climate change and gender issues, challenges and adaptation. There were 24 participants from different NGOs, cooperatives, and other civil services who participated in 10 sessions over the two days.

The specific objectives were: to sensitize participants to the links between policy and socio-economic issues in the context of climate change in different sectors of Nepal; to share the contextual experiences of climate change and gender – the linkages (gender-specific impact, gender-specific adaptation, gender-specific mitigation) from different parts of Nepal, and then adopt the best practices for preparing and carrying out participatory research exercises.

Start Date: October 1, 2012
End Date: December 31, 2012
Donor(s): International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Budget: NRs. 926,772 (£ 6600.00)
Detailed Activities 
The TAMD “twin track” framework evaluates adaptation success as a combination of: how well countries or institutions manage climate risks (Track 1) and how successful adaptation interventions are in reducing climate vulnerability and in keeping development on track (Track 2).

Phase 1 (Scoping, Appraisal and Design) involves the development of a policy engagement strategy for the TAMD initiative with the Government of Nepal and other key stakeholders in the country, a review of TAMD draft outputs, and engagement activities of the TAMD Appraisal and Design workshop including:

Assessment of existing data and baselines to develop an understanding of contextual vulnerability in potential areas

Developing vulnerability indicators, socio-economic indicators, and finalized sampling and matching

Data collection through iterative process, Track 1 analysis and linkages

Feasibility testing of bespoke TAMD framework development takes place in Phase 2 and during Phase 3, the tested TAMD framework is submitted to the Government of Nepal for review and the results disseminated.

Start Date: December 1, 2012
End Date: March 31, 2013
Donor(s): United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security(UNU-EHS)
Budget: NRs. 2,102,850 (£15,000.00)
Detailed Activities 
The primary aim of the initiative was to illicit different loss and damage exposures to both climate variability and longer-term climatic change. In doing so, IDS Nepal filled knowledge gaps concerning physical, geographic, and crosscutting issues related to loss and damages from climate change. The project entailed fieldwork and data collection in the VDCs of Jogidhaha and Hadya, both affected by floods.

Start Date: November 2011
End Date: March 2013
Donor(s): Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
Budget: NRs. 19,406,087.00 (£ 149,935)
Detailed Activities 
The Government of Nepal endeavoured, inter alia, to access financial resources for adaptation to climate change. Nepal is highly vulnerable to climate change, and there was a strong realization that Nepal needed more effective and strategic engagement in the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) negotiations.

Funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the project facilitated greater coordination among relevant Ministries in the Government of Nepal and concerned stakeholders in the preparation and follow-up to the UNFCCC negotiations. By strengthening the capacity of the delegation of Nepal, the country was able to participate in negotiations in an informed and effective manner.

To do so, the project provided logistic support to three to five delegates to COP 17 and COP 18, produced policy briefs, and organized inter-ministerial and inter-agency meetings and workshops.

Start Date: March 15, 2013
End Date: April, 2014
Location: Bardiya
Donor(s): GSF, United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UN HABITAT)
Budget: NRs. 6,142,176.00 (US$ 71,090.00)
Detailed Activities 
The programme aims to improve health conditions in communities through the process of capacity building, community mobilization, mass sensitization and institutional strengthening. ODF Bardiya-III will capacitate and sensitize communities for safe disposal of excrete and ensure people’s access to proper hygiene and sanitation facilities and adoption of proper hygiene and sanitation behaviour.

Outcomes of the programme will include: reinforcement of the ownership and leadership of District Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Coordination Committee (D-WASHCC), further support and commitment of political parties, strengthened institutional arrangements and enhanced community-level planning in ODF establishment, declaration and post-ODF interventions, and reduced prevalence of diarrheal disease and improved health conditions.

Start Date: January 2012
End Date: January 2013
Location: Tikapur
Donor(s): Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) / United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–HABITAT)
Budget: NRs. 2,727,360.00 (US$ 34,092)
Detailed Activities 
The overall objective of the ODF campaign is to ensure people’s access to improved sanitation facilities and promote to more hygienic practices in daily living. Through the processes of capacity building, community mobilization, mass sensitization and institutional strengthening, we can improve the overall health conditions of the communities.

The Tikapur Municipality project was successful in producing major results, such as the declaration of 700 households as ODF zones, and the formation and mobilization of 31 members in the Municipality Level Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Coordination Committee. The project also led to the formulation and endorsement of a plan of action entitled “Municipality Level Sanitation Strategy Plan”. Thirty additional cluster-level Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sanitation Committees were formed in eight wards.

Start Date: July 15, 2012
End Date: November 15, 2012
Location: Chaurjari, Ranmamaikot, and Rugha in Rukum
Donor(s): Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF)
Budget: NRs. 446,068 (US$ 5023.29)
Detailed Activities 
Funded by the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) within the World Bank, this project focused on three VDCs within the Rukum district. The project was divided into two streamlines: Income Generation Activities and Infrastructure Development. The Income Generation Activities were developed within the fields of agriculture, livestock farming, entrepreneurship, and capacity building. Infrastructure Development focused on increasing the accessibility of water resources, small hydropower, enhancing irrigation systems and constructing bridges.

One school building and one water supply scheme in Bijayaswori, one latrine in Ranmamaikot, and one school building and one water supply scheme in Rugha were constructed. IDS Nepal’s main task in this project was to facilitate the implementation of income generation activities within the VDCs and to monitor and supervise the construction of related infrastructure.

The project led to the formation of 40 Community Organizations, each of which were provided capacity building training. It was calculated that 180 households and 990 people benefited from this project.

Start Date: December 7, 2011
End Date: September 30, 2012
Location: Bardiya
Donor(s): Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) / United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–HABITAT)
Budget: NRs. 12,271,062.60 (US$ 149, 283)
Detailed Activities 
The overall objective of the ODF campaign is to ensure people’s access to improved sanitation facilities and to promote more hygienic practices in daily living. Through the processes of capacity building, community mobilization, mass sensitization and institutional strengthening, we can improve the overall health conditions of the communities. The campaign is conducted through the effective mobilization of schools, institutions, and communities with the inclusion of poor and socially disadvantaged communities.

Of the 31 VDCs in the Bardiya district, IDS Nepal has been working in every single one. It is with this tenacity that IDS Nepal aims to declare Bardiya an “Open Defecation Free” district. Of the 31 VDCs, 15 were selected for the Bardiya-I program.

Start Date: April 2011
End Date: July 2012
Location: Kochiwang VDC
Donor(s): Pyuthan District Development Committee (DDC)
Budget: NRs. 1,352,000.00(US$ 18,935.57)
Detailed Activities 
IDS Nepal’s role in this project was to facilitate and support in the implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program in the Kochiwang VDC. In doing so, IDS provided technical support for the Detailed Engineering Survey and Design, and it implemented various community-based training activities relating to domestic water supply, hygiene, nutrition, and so on.

IDS Nepal also conducted a public awareness campaign on hygiene and sanitation and later assessed the campaign’s success. In addition, IDS Nepal provided support during the construction phases of the water supply scheme by ensuring gender equity and social inclusion, and participation and social mobilization.

A survey was conducted to assess the status of existing income generation activities at the community level so as to determine the “gaps” within the system. IDS Nepal then facilitated the establishment of links between the Water and Sanitation Users Committee (WSUC), Community Health Services Advisory Committee (CHSAC) and (IG) with financial and related institutions for promoting additional income generation activities. Moreover, the project successfully resulted in greater self-reliance through institutional strengthening.

Start Date: July 17, 2011
End Date: July 15, 2012
Location: Bijayaswori, Ranmamaikot & Rugha in Rukum
Donor(s): Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF)
Budget: NRs. 1,057,963.00(US$12,346.40)
Detailed Activities 
Funded by the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) within the World Bank, this project focused on three VDCs within the Rukum district. The project was divided into two streamlines: Income Generation Activities and Infrastructure Development. The Income Generation Activities were developed within the fields of agriculture, livestock farming, entrepreneurship, and capacity building. Infrastructure Development focused on increasing the accessibility of water resources, small hydropower, enhancing irrigation systems and constructing bridges.

One school building and one water supply scheme in Bijayaswori, one latrine in Ranmamaikot, and one school building and one water supply scheme in Rugha were constructed. IDS Nepal’s main task in this project was to facilitate the implementation of income generation activities within the VDCs and to monitor and supervise the construction of related infrastructure.

The project led to the formation of 40 Community Organizations, each of which were provided capacity building training. It was calculated that 180 households and 990 people benefited from this project.

Start Date: February 15, 2012
End Date: June 15, 2012
Donor(s): Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC)
Budget: NRs. 674,250.00 (US$ 8,522.94)
Detailed Activities 
The overall objective was to conduct a value chain analysis of biomass briquetting in Nepal and to develop a package for enhancing the entrepreneurship and market linkages of biomass briquetting. The value chain analysis covered different aspects such as raw materials, briquetting process and technology, producers, production potential, and market expansion potential. IDS Nepal also recommended five to ten potential entrepreneurs from different parts of the country who can be supported for further expansion and scaling up of briquetting business. As well, the project entailed the development of a business manual for small enterprises on the production and marketing of biomass briquettes within a Nepalese context.

Start Date: September 2011
End Date: May 2012
Location: Khungri, Dhanachaur, Upper Gumchal, Khadkatole, Kunjari and BrakarayKhola in Rolpa District
Donor(s): Rural Water Supply Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB)
Budget: NRs. 2,062,842.00 (US$ 27,966.95)
Detailed Activities 
The development phase of this project focused on establishing user groups and committees. It involved participatory discussion and orientation programs, educational activities and classes, promotional awareness, formation of Water and Sanitation Users Committees (WSUCs), water management training, and the establishment of an operation and maintenance (O&M) fund.

Start Date: December 15, 2011
End Date: May 15, 2012
Implementation Partners: Ministry of Environment /Government of Nepal
Donor(s): International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Budget: NRs. 4,305,000.00 (US$ 50,000.00)
Detailed Activities 
This global initiative aims to draw attention to the common interests of mountainous countries and regions with regards to climate change. The Initiative provides a framework within which mountain countries and their respective agencies can work together to better comprehend the changes occurring and the challenges faced due to climate change, and can jointly launch adaptation and mitigation programs.

In line with these aims, the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Environment organized a two-day International Conference of Mountain Countries on Climate Change on April 5th-6th, 2012. The President of Nepal formally inaugurated the conference and some 300 participants from 26 countries, including 6 ministers and dignitaries, were in attendance. The modality of the conference comprised special addresses, panel discussions, and unanimous adoption of the “Kathmandu Call for Action.”

IDS Nepal’s responsibility was to support the Mountain Initiative Conference led by the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Environment. In doing so, IDS coordinated the Preparatory meeting, and provided the services necessary for the logistical planning and communication of the Conference. Additionally, in collaboration and consultation with ICIMOD, IDS Nepal hosted the technical expert group meeting in Kathmandu.

Start Date: November 1, 2011
End Date: April 30, 2012
Donor(s): International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development(ICIMOD)/Integrated Water and Hazards Program(IWHM)
Budget: NRs. 684,400.00 (US$ 8,502.92)
Detailed Activities 
The aim of the proposal was to develop a comprehensive project document that provides clear assessment, vision, strategy, methods, approaches, stakeholders mapping, and operational planning for initializing and implementing community based flood risk reduction in Nepal. This document was required to align with the approved PIF and PPG. The final document was achieved through the amalgamation of the community-based Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) risk management and community-based flood risk management assessments. IDS Nepal’s primary role in the proposal development was to act as a consultant and facilitator.

Start Date: April 2009
End Date: April 2012
Location: Bhaktapur
Donor(s): CIDD No-6, SMU Bhaktapur District, Asian Development Bank
Budget: NRs. 691,350.00 (US$ 8,625.70)
Detailed Activities 
This project focused on institutional development of two irrigation projects in the Bhaktapur district and entailed an assessment of the Water Users Association (WUA), preparation of an agriculture and livelihood development plan, facilitation between WUA, farmers and financial institutions, an assessment for resettlement plan preparation, and a plan for WUA activities to improve water management.

Start Date: March 12, 2012
End Date: TBA
Donor(s): Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
Budget: NRs. 45,034,240.00 (US$ 615,702.50)
Detailed Activities 
This national-level project been allocated to IDS Nepal by Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) United Kingdom and aims to provide estimates of losses and benefits of climate change, specifically focusing on agriculture and water sectors in Nepal. It is the first of its kind, and it is expected to contribute to Nepal’s wider climate change and development policies by transforming the climate change issue from a mere environmental issue to an economic one, using a scenario-based impact assessment approach. Where possible, it will explore alternative options to address these costs. The ranking of climate compatible development (CCD) policy will be the second major objective of the project.

Three different time periods will be considered by this project; short (2020-2030), medium (2040-2070) and long (2070-2100) with the analytical work being done in the initial two periods.

The project is being jointly supported by Practical Action Consulting Limited (PAC) Nepal, and Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP) United Kingdom. The consortium brings together the leading international and national expertise in economic impact assessments of climate change, combined with knowledge and experience of the political, social, economic and environmental realities in Nepal.

Start Date: December 2010
End Date: December 2011
Location: Fukru, Ghuguti, Sakcha and Rugadada in Rukum District
Donor(s): Rural Water Supply Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB)
Budget: NRs. 7,575,437.00 (US$ 89,123.54)
Detailed Activities 
This project involved the construction of water supply structures such as a reservoir tank, interruption chamber, break pressure tank, wash out, and tap stand post. So as to achieve permanent latrine construction, there was also the implementation of a Sanitation Resolving Loan Fund (SRLF).

Additional community-based roles – including a Village Maintenance Worker (VMW), a Village Health Promoter (VHP), and a Water Users Committee (WUC) Treasurer – were put in place so as to ensure increased efficiency. In order to increase accountability, training was also provided to the above designations. IDS Nepal ensured gender equality by initiating a Women’s Technical Support Service and providing them training for a savings and credit program as well as a income generation program. A total of 421 households (Dalit: 166 HHs, Indigenous: 103 HHs, Others: 152 HHs), totaling 2538 people, have benefitted from the project.

Start Date: March 2007
End Date: October 2011
Donor(s): DRILP, DoLIDAR/ADB,SDC
Budget: Nrs. 24,255,262.48 (US$ 378,988.48)
Detailed Activities 
The three main objectives of the Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihoods Project (DRILP) are: community development and rural livelihood restoration; capacity building and decentralized governance; and provision of rural transport infrastructure and complementary infrastructure investments. The project activities occurred in 18 of Nepal’s hill and mountain districts.

In coordination with the 18 districts, IDS Nepal assisted a local NGO in community participation and mobilization and helped conduct training workshops at different community levels. 18 District Road Construction Committees (DRCC) and 29 Village Works Road Construction Committees (VWRCC) were formed, with more than 1000 Building Groups (BGs) strengthening them through different institutional activities in 37 sub-projects and 36 supplementary investment activities.

During the entire duration of the project, IDS Nepal also ensured the involvement and participation of women and other disadvantaged groups in all activities implemented. IDS Nepal additionally ensured that the local NGO implemented social safeguard instruments and mitigation measures to minimize the adverse impacts of the project on all stakeholders. An assessment of gender mainstreaming in the rural transportation component was also conducted.

Start Date: July 2011
End Date: September 2011
Location: Salyan, Pyuthan, Jumla, Rolpa, Dang, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Makwanpur
Donor(s): Federation of Community Forest Users’ Nepal (FECOFUN), Asia Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet)
Budget: NRs. 475,000.00 (US$ 6,657.32)
Detailed Activities 
This project entailed a feasibility study of community forestry-based briquette enterprise establishments in the Salyan, Pyuthan, Jumla, Rolpa, Dang, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Makwanpur districts. Within the study, potential sources of funding for enterprise development were identified and an action plan was created. Potential forest products were also linked on the basis of each project cluster. IDS Nepal facilitated policy discourse and policy analysis related to forestry-based enterprise and there were presentations at regional events regarding potential community-based forestry enterprises.

Start Date: November 2010
End Date: July 2011
Location: Bijayashowri, Ranmamaikot and Rugha in Rukum District
Donor(s): Poverty Alleviation Fund
Budget: NRs. 534,056.08 (US$ 7,414.44)
Detailed Activities 
Funded by the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) within the World Bank, this project is focuses on three VDCs within the Rukum district. The project has been divided into two streamlines: Income Generation Activities and Infrastructure Development. The Income Generation Activities are developed within the fields of agriculture, livestock farming, entrepreneurship, and capacity building. Infrastructure Development focuses on increasing the accessibility of water resources, small hydropower, enhancing irrigation systems and constructing bridges.

By the completion of the project, one school building and one water supply scheme will be in place in Bijayaswori, one latrine in Ranmamaikot, and one school building and one water supply scheme in Rugha. IDS Nepal’s main task in this project was to facilitate the implementation of income generation activities within the VDCs and to monit

The program succeeded in registering and legalizing 35 Community Organizations (Bijayashowri:15, Ranmamaikot:6 and Rugha:14). IDS facilitated the installment of five toilets, three income generation activities, four water supply schemes, and 25 taps in each community. A total of 2008 households (Male: 311; Female: 693; Dalit: 280; Indigenous: 335 and others: 389), and a population of 14,056 benefited from the project. or and supervise the construction of related infrastructure.

Start Date: July 2010
End Date: June 2011
Location: Banke
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 2,903,028.00 (US$ 38,758.71)
Detailed Activities
The aim of this project was to raise awareness amongst Nepali youth about water, sanitation and the need for hygiene. The project involved the rehabilitation and upgrading of 45 tube wells, the construction of simple incinerators, and the completion of 108 tests for contamination of arsenic and other pollutants. Moreover, IDS Nepal facilitated six community villages in reaching an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status.

As education played an important role in the project, there were Health Hygiene and Sanitation sessions carried out throughout the year in five different schools, as well as 29 Water Management Training courses to water user groups (total of 261). It was calculated that 450 households and a population of 2700 have benefited from the project.

Start Date: January 15, 2010
End Date: March 15, 2011
Donor(s): SARI, SGP, USAID
Budget: NRs. 2,218,875.00 (US$ 30,353.96)
Detailed Activities
The aim of this project was to strengthen the existing Bio-Briquette Producer Groups so as to support this form of alternative energy. It is believed that the increased use of Bio-Briquettes acts as a form of climate change mitigation. IDS Nepal also formed Bio-Briquette Collection and Distribution Centres during this project, and created an Awareness-Raising and Marketing Campaign for Alternative Energy Implementation and Black Carbon Mitigation.

Start Date: July 2009
End Date: December 2010
Donor(s): UNDP / GEF / SGP
Budget: NRs. 1,604,460.00 (US$ 20,400)
Detailed Activities
IDS Nepal’s role in this project was to identify the potential partners to bring under BGRCNN, a network through loose membership, at central and regional levels. In order to retain a stable membership base for the BGRCNN, it was necessary to hold meetings with individual potential members as well as monthly network meetings.

So as to ensure knowledge sharing, information was disseminated from BGRCNN members through newsletters and a webpage. Moreover, a national workshop and two regional workshops promoting Bio-Briquettes were held with relevant stakeholders, including FECOFUN. A final product of this project was a published sectorial learning document on community-based biomass technology.

Start Date: June 2009
End Date: September 2010
Location: Dukuchhap, Khokana, Bungmati, Sainbu, Harisiddhi, Thaiba, Godamchaur and Bishankhu Narayan in Lalitpur
Donor(s): World Vision International
Budget: NRs. 6,591,880.00 (US$ 85,664.45)
Detailed Activities 
The aim of this project was to improve community health through the reduction of waterborne diseases in Lalitpur working areas; to do so, the project focused on eight VDCs within the district. There were a total of 18 water supply schemes in this project, 14 of renovation and 4 of new construction. IDS Nepal also supported the formation of Water User Committees (WUCs) where none existed, and later provided these Committees with an orientation explaining their roles and responsibilities, as well as training on the operation and maintenance of water schemes. Aware of the importance of community involvement, community-based orientation was conducted in order to teach water quality testing techniques. Of the 480 households and 1,912 people benefitting, it was especially women and children that gained from the project.

Start Date: May 2009
End Date: August 2010
Location: Martadi and Bajura
Donor(s): Finnish Consulting Group Ltd.
Budget: NRs. 2,279,200.00 (US$ 28,490.00)
Detailed Activities 
The aim of this project was to improve the solid waste management practices in the Martadi district, which consequently also entailed the enhancement of existing systems. The project involved raising awareness of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and the practice of composting. Training to the Bazaar Management Committee (BMC) was provided, 25 toilets were constructed, one incinerator was built for hospital waste disposal, and one waste disposal site was developed for the Martadi Bazaar. It was calculated that 1800 households and a population of 10,800 have benefited from the project.

Start Date: April 2007
End Date: August 2010
Location: Bharatpur
Donor(s): UEIP, Bharatpur Municipality/ADB
Budget: NRs. 5,567,920.82 (US$ 80,929.08)
Detailed Activities 
This purpose of this project was to ensure effective management of the Community Development Program in the Bharatpur Municipality, which entailed its supervision and reporting of its planning and implementation. IDS Nepal acted as a liaison between the client and funding agency for duration of the project.

Major supportive programs were provisioned for poor and disadvantaged families, including a Livelihood Enhancement (LES) Program, and a Small Community Facilities Development (SCFD) Program. Three training sessions on Gender and Inclusion were also provided to ensure involvement and participation of all relevant stakeholders in the project. It was calculated that 6553 households and 39,323 people benefitted from the project.

Start Date: January 2010
End Date: July 2010
Location: Rukum
Donor(s): Poverty Alleviation Fund
Budget: NRs. 787,817.17(US$ 10,777.25)
Detailed Activities 
Funded by the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) within the World Bank, this project focused on three VDCs within the Rukum district. The project has been divided into two streamlines: Income Generation Activities and Infrastructure Development. The Income Generation Activities are developed within the fields of agriculture, livestock farming, entrepreneurship, and capacity building. Infrastructure Development focuses on increasing the accessibility of water resources, small hydropower, enhancing irrigation systems and constructing bridges.

By the completion of the project, one school building and one water supply schemewill be in place in Bijayaswori, one latrine in Ranmamaikot, and one school building and one water supply scheme in Rugha. IDS Nepal’s main task in this project was to facilitate the implementation of income generation activities within the VDCs and to monitor and supervise the construction of related infrastructure.

The project led to the formation of 40 Community Organizations, each of which were provided capacity building training. It was calculated that 180 households and 990 people have benefited from this project.

Start Date: June 1, 2010
End Date: June 30, 2010
Location: Aacham
Donor(s): CARE Nepal, Doti cluster office
Budget: NRs. 40,000.00 (US$ 535.61)
Detailed Activities 
As the potential dangers of contamination were brought to the forefront of the water and sanitation sector, emphasis was placed on the need to conduct testing so as to ensure clean drinking water.

The aim of this project was to gauge the water quality within the district. A microbiological test was conducted using 15 water samples from the Achham district. An accurate assessment of the water quality was crucial so as to determine the steps necessary for further improvement.

Start Date: July 2009
End Date: June 2010
Location: Banke
Donor(s): Plan Nepal
Budget: NRs. 3,350,980.80 (US$ 42,606.23)
Detailed Activities 
The aim of this project was to successfully grant five community villages with an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach was used and CLTS-related activities were held in three communities. The project also involved the construction of community bathrooms, simple incinerators and school gardens in Plan Nepal working communities. A school Health Hygiene and Sanitation Program was implemented in 20 schools and 158 Information, Education and Communication (IEC) sessions were conducted.

Start Date: February 2006
End Date: June 2010
Location: Kapilvastu
Donor(s): Community Water Supply & Sanitation Office, Kapilvastu District Development Committee (DDC), Asian Development Bank
Budget: NRs. 1,401,126.30 (US$ 19,734.17)
Detailed Activities
The goal of this project was poverty alleviation through improved health and quality of life of the people living in the 1200 rural communities. The project provided water supply and sanitation facilities, as well as capacity building training in selected communities. This project was implemented using a community-based, demand-driven procedure that ensured full participation of the local users in the formulation, implementation and operation and maintenance of the town projects. The four subproject areas included: Budhi DWS, Jaynagar DWS, Rajpur DWS and Hariharpur DWS.

Four rural water supply schemes were implemented in Kapilvastu, and four Community-Based Organizations were formed through the facilitation of IDS Nepal within the project area. The project also included the construction of one overhead tank of 300m3, 500 pipeline taps, and 131 tube wells in the four sub-project areas. Moreover, through the facilitation of IDS Nepal, 770 toilets and four school toilets were constructed.

With a focus on community empowerment, the project also included an institutional strengthening component, wherein IDS Nepal trained the Water User and Sanitation Committee (WUSC) and local community to be equipped for the planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of Community Water Supply and Sanitation Project. The training sessions paid a special focus to gender equity and the involvement and participation of women and other disadvantaged groups. In total, 1543 households, with a population of 9976, benefitted from the project.

 

 

Start Date: February 2008
End Date: June 2010
Location: Dailekh
Donor(s): Community Water Supply & Sanitation Office, Dailekh District Development Committee (DDC), Asian Development Bank
Budget: NRs. 1,866,369.75 (US$ 29,184.82)
Detailed Activities
The goal of this project was poverty alleviation through improved health and quality of life of rural communities. The project involved the implementation of five rural water supply schemes in Dailekh, one rainwater harvesting and four gravity schemes, and the formation of five Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).

With a focus on community empowerment, the project also included an institutional strengthening component, wherein IDS Nepal trained the Water User and Sanitation Committee (WUSC) and local community to be equipped for the planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of Community Water Supply and Sanitation Project. Additional training catered to women and other disadvantaged groups was conducted. In total, 344 households and a population of 2468 benefitted from this project.

 

Start Date: March 2006
End Date: June 2010
Location: Baitadi
Donor(s): Community Water Supply & Sanitation Office, Baitadi District Development Committee (DDC), Asian Development Bank
Budget: NRs. 1,527,332.05 (US$ 21,511.72)
Detailed Activities
The goal of this project was poverty alleviation through improved health and quality of life of the people living in rural communities. The project provided water supply and sanitation facilities, as well as capacity building training in selected communities. This project was implemented using a community-based, demand-driven procedure that ensured full participation of the local users in the formulation, implementation and operation and maintenance of the town projects.

The facilitation of IDS Nepal in the project resulted in the implementation of four rural water supply schemes in Baitadi, the formation of four Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), the assembly of 62 pipeline taps, and the construction of 566 toilets.

With a focus on community empowerment, the project also included an institutional strengthening component, wherein IDS Nepal trained the Water User and Sanitation Committee (WUSC) and local community to be equipped for the planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of Community Water Supply and Sanitation Project. The training sessions paid a special focus to gender equity and the involvement and participation of women and other disadvantaged groups. It was calculated that 1143 households and a population of 6953 have benefited from the project.

Start Date: June 2006
End Date: June 2010
Location: Rukum
Donor(s): Community Water Supply & Sanitation Office, Rukum District Development Committee (DDC), Asian Development Bank
Budget: NRs. 1,926,702.83 (US$ 27,136.66)
Detailed Activities 
The goal of this project was poverty alleviation through improved health and quality of life of the people living in the 1200 rural communities. The project provided water supply and sanitation facilities, as well as capacity building training in selected communities. This project was implemented using a community-based, demand-driven procedure that ensured full participation of the local users in the formulation, implementation and operation and maintenance of the town projects.

The five subproject areas include Kholagaun, Nuwakot, Mankot, Simly, and Sahare. With the facilitation of IDS Nepal, five rural water supply schemes were implemented in the subproject areas, five Community-Based Organizations were formed, 128 pipeline taps and 21 RVT were assembled, and 471 toilets were constructed.

With a focus on community empowerment, the project also included an institutional strengthening component, wherein IDS Nepal trained the Water User and Sanitation Committee (WUSC) and local community to be equipped for the planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of Community Water Supply and Sanitation Project. The training sessions paid a special focus to gender equity and the involvement and participation of women and other disadvantaged groups. A total of 846 households and 4777 people benefitted from the project.

Start Date: June 2006
End Date: June 2010
Location: Rolpa
Donor(s): Community Water Supply and Sanitation Office, Rolpa District Development Committee (DDC), Asian Development Bank
Budget: NRs. 1,807,416.21 (US$ 25,456.57)
Detailed Activities 
The goal of this project was poverty alleviation through improved health and quality of life of the people living in the 1200 rural communities. The project provided water supply and sanitation facilities, as well as capacity building training in selected communities. This project was implemented using a community-based, demand-driven procedure that ensured full participation of the local users in the formulation, implementation and operation and maintenance of the town projects.

Through the facilitation of IDS Nepal, five rural water supply schemes were implemented, four Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) were formed, and 69 pipeline taps and 242 toilets were constructed.

With a focus on community empowerment, the project also included an institutional strengthening component, wherein IDS Nepal trained the Water User and Sanitation Committee (WUSC) and local community to be equipped for the planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of Community Water Supply and Sanitation Project. The training sessions paid a special focus to gender equity and the involvement and participation of women and other disadvantaged groups. A total of 484 households and 2840 people benefitted from the project.

Start Date: July 2007
End Date: June 2010
Location: Jajarkot
Donor(s): Community Water Supply & Sanitation Office, Jajarkot District Development Committee (DDC), Asian Development Bank
Budget: NRs. 1,387,940.25 (US$ 21,518.25)
Detailed Activities 
The goal of this project was poverty alleviation through improved health and quality of life of the people living in the 1200 rural communities. The project provided water supply and sanitation facilities, as well as capacity building training in selected communities. This project was implemented using a community-based, demand-driven procedure that ensured full participation of the local users in the formulation, implementation and operation and maintenance of the town projects.

The subproject areas include Sima, Thalaraikar, and Jugathapa Chour. With the facilitation of IDS Nepal, three rural water schemes were implemented, 3 Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) were formed, and 124 pipeline taps were constructed.

With a focus on community empowerment, the project also included an institutional strengthening component, wherein IDS Nepal trained the Water User and Sanitation Committee (WUSC) and local community to be equipped for the planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of Community Water Supply and Sanitation Project. The training sessions paid a special focus to gender equity and the involvement and participation of women and other disadvantaged groups. In total, 537 households and 3469 people benefitted from the project.

Start Date: July 2009
End Date: March 2010
Location: Rukum
Donor(s): Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board
Budget: NRs. 1,891,718.00 (US$ 27,596.17)
Detailed Activities
This project involved the construction of water supply structures such as a reservoir tank, interruption chamber, break pressure tank, wash out, and tap stand post. So as to achieve permanent latrine construction, there was also the implementation of a Sanitation Resolving Loan Fund (SRLF).

Additional community-based roles – including a Village Maintenance Worker (VMW), a Village Health Promoter (VHP), and a Water Users Committee (WUC) Treasurer – were put in place so as to ensure increased efficiency. In order to increase accountability, training was also provided to the above designations. IDS Nepal ensured gender equality by initiating a Women’s Technical Support Service and providing them training for a savings and credit program as well as a income generation program.

This phase of the project involved five Drinking Water and Sanitation Schemes: Fuku, Ghuguti, Sakchha, Dhanara, and Rugadada. As education and raising awareness play an important role in community empowerment, five participatory discussions and an orientation program were conducted during the project period. Additionally, various activities were held for children’s clubs, wall paintings were made, and a hand-washing week and a personal hygiene week were organized. Water and Sanitation User Committees (WUSCs) were formed and they were provided water management training.

Start Date: May 2008
End Date: January 2010
Donor(s): Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project (DRILP), Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Roads (DoLIDAR), Asian Development Bank, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Budget: NRs. 1,689,350.00 (US$ 24,644.05)
Detailed Activities 
During this project, IDS Nepal researched the existing approaches of gender mainstreaming in transport / infrastructure development projects and programs, the factors (social, cultural, technical) that constrain the participation of women in such project initiatives and hinder their access to project resources and benefits. Using the information researched, a Gender Policy document was prepared and included lessons learned from applied approaches and recommendations for moving forward.

Start Date: June 2009
End Date: December 2009
Location: Makwanpur
Donor(s): SNV Netherlands Development Organization
Budget: NRs. 290,400.00 (US$ 3,798.56)
Detailed Activities 
This project involved capacity strengthening training in Makawanpur to the District Development Committee (DDC) and DTO to review existing M&E and update it (3 days, 20 participants).

Capacity strengthening training to DDC and DTO on planning, quality construction and O&M training

Follow up/Coaching

Start Date: December 2008
End Date: October 2009
Location: Pipari, Balapur and Nayabasti in Banke
Donor(s): Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB), World Bank
Budget: NRs. 1,062,385.00 (US$ 13,637.80)
Detailed Activities
This project involved the construction of water supply structures such as a reservoir tank, interruption chamber, break pressure tank, wash out, and tap stand post. So as to achieve permanent latrine construction, there was also the implementation of a Sanitation Resolving Loan Fund (SRLF).

Additional community-based roles – including a Village Maintenance Worker (VMW), a Village Health Promoter (VHP), and a Water Users Committee (WUC) Treasurer – were put in place so as to ensure increased efficiency. In order to increase accountability, training was also provided to the above designations. IDS Nepal ensured gender equality by initiating a Women’s Technical Support Service and providing them training for a savings and credit program as well as a income generation program.

IDS Nepal’s role in this project was to manage and facilitate the implementation of three Gravity Water Supply and Sanitation Schemes. To do so, IDS Nepal acted as a liaison between the local stakeholders and the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB). Training, awareness-raising, and other software activities were held to better support the water supply schemes.

Start Date: January 2009
End Date: July 2009
Location: Achham
Donor(s): CARE Nepal
Budget: NRs. 340,000.00 (US$ 4,320.20)
Detailed Activities
As the potential dangers of contamination were brought to the forefront of the water and sanitation sector, emphasis was placed on the need to conduct testing so as to ensure clean drinking water.

This phase of the program involved the selection of water sample sources according to set source and sample collection points. The 41 samples taken from the Achham district were later analyzed through microbiological testing. Potential factors for contamination were identified and their relationship to contamination was assessed. Follow-up and proactive measures for the protection and treatment of drinking water were identified as well.

 

Start Date: July 2008
End Date: June 2009
Location: Banke
Donor(s): Plan Nepal
Budget: NRs. 3,182,205.60 (US$ 46,052.17)
Detailed Activities
Using the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach, four community villages were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). IDS Nepal conducted CLTS activities within the four communities, leading to the construction of community bathrooms, simple incinerators and school gardens in each respective community. There was also a School Health Hygiene and Sanitation Program implemented in 20 schools and 158 Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) sessions presented in these schools.

Start Date: July 2008
End Date: June 2009
Location: Doti and Banke
Donor(s): CARE Nepal
Budget: NRs. 2,928,918.00 (US$ 42,386.65)
Detailed Activities 
As the potential dangers of contamination were brought to the forefront of the water and sanitation sector, emphasis was placed on the need to conduct testing so as to ensure clean drinking water. This project involved conducting microbiological water quality tests from 50 samples taken in Doti and Banke.

IDS Nepal also conducted knowledge transfer of field-based testing to members of local NGOs so they could continue the testing on their own in the future.

Start Date: August 2008
End Date: February 2009
Donor(s): International Resource Centre (IRC), Netherlands
Budget: NRs. 400,000.00 (US$ 5,801.30)
Detailed Activities
This project was implemented in joint venture with Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH), ENPHO, Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS), Water Aid Nepal, and Friends Service Council. The aims of this project were to bring all the diverse stakeholders involved in the fields of Water and Sanitation together in one common platform, and to then strengthen such partnerships. This network therefore involved the exchange of information and technical expertise through effective information flow management

Start Date: August 2007
End Date: December 2008
Location: Banke
Donor(s): Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB), World Bank
Budget: NRs. 1,004,982.50 (US$ 15,345.59)
Detailed Activities
This project involved the construction of water supply structures such as a reservoir tank, interruption chamber, break pressure tank, wash out, and tap stand post. So as to achieve permanent latrine construction, there was also the implementation of a Sanitation Resolving Loan Fund (SRLF).

Additional community-based roles – including a Village Maintenance Worker (VMW), a Village Health Promoter (VHP), and a Water Users Committee (WUC) Treasurer – were put in place so as to ensure increased efficiency. In order to increase accountability, training was also provided to the above designations. IDS Nepal ensured gender equality by initiating a Women’s Technical Support Service and providing them training for a savings and credit program as well as a income generation program.

IDS Nepal’s role in this project was to manage and facilitate the implementation of three Gravity Water Supply and Sanitation Schemes. To do so, IDS Nepal acted as a liaison between the local stakeholders and the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB). Training, awareness-raising, and other software activities were held to better support the water supply schemes. In addition to planning and designing public health awareness activities, six Water and Sanitation User Committees (WSUC) were formed. Moreover, the project involved village health promoter training, training for the women technical services group, and orientation for both the Income Generation and the Savings and Credit programs.

Start Date: March 2008
End Date: June 2008
Donor(s): Finnish Consulting Group Ltd., Rural Villages Water Resources Management Project (RVWRMP), Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Roads (DoLIDAR)
Budget: NRs. 772,072.00 (US$ 11,823.46)
Detailed Activities
IDS Nepal provided a compilation of research and lessons learned in the fields of policy, legislation, institutional organization, and technology set-up with regards to the topic of integrated solid waste management. In studying the existing problems of solid waste management, a special focus was placed on the rural villages of Dadeldhura, Bajura & Baitadi. The research collected was followed by consultative workshops with related stakeholders so as to ensure accuracy.

Based on the findings, recommendations for the most suitable ways forward in integrated solid waste management – that being social, educational and technological interventions – were provided for the project areas.

Start Date: July 2007
End Date: June 2008
Location: Banke
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 2,792,918.00 (US$ 42,379.06)
Detailed Activities
The aim of this project was to successfully grant five community villages with an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach was used and CLTS-related activities were held in three communities.

This particular phase of the program entailed the construction of three school gardens, four community bathrooms, four simple incinerators, and the rehabilitation of 58 tube wells. One groundwater recharge plant was also established.

In terms of software activities, the School Health, Hygiene and Sanitation Program was implemented in 20 schools, and water quality testing was done using 103 samples from the Banke working area. 34 courses on water management training were conducted, as were 158 Information, Education, and Community (IEC) sessions on hygiene and water.

Start Date: April 24, 2008
End Date: June 30,2008
Location: Banke and Bardiya
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 136,000.00 (US$ 2,116.73)
Detailed Activities 
The project first involved the selection of water sample sources according to set source and sample collection points throughout the Doti and Baitadi districts. The 50 samples were later analyzed through microbiological testing. Potential factors for contamination were identified and their relationship to contamination was assessed. Follow-up and proactive measures for the protection and treatment of drinking water were identified as well.

Start Date: February 2008
End Date: May 2008
Location: Doti and Baitadi
Donor(s): ECO-WATSAN/ CARE Nepal
Budget: NRs. 340,000.00 (US$ 5,316.65)
Detailed Activities 
As the potential dangers of contamination were brought to the forefront of the water and sanitation sector, emphasis was placed on the need to conduct testing so as to ensure clean drinking water.

This phase of the program involved the selection of water sample sources according to set source and sample collection points. The 33 samples were later analyzed through microbiological testing. Potential factors for contamination were identified and their relationship to contamination was assessed. Follow-up and proactive measures for the protection and treatment of drinking water were identified as well. IDS Nepal also conducted knowledge transfer of field-based testing to members of local NGOs so they could continue the testing on their own in the future.

Start Date: February 2008
End Date: April 2008
Donor(s): Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) & Korea National Red Cross (KNRC)
Budget: NRs. 180,000.00 (US$ 2,814.69)
Detailed Activities 
IDS Nepal’s role within this project spectrum was to assess the project’s success in relation to its initial objectives, the resources used, its relevance to NRCS policies and priorities, the involvement of women during implementation phases, and the degree of bottom-up and participatory approaches. Additional assessments were conducted as per the mechanisms developed by district chapters and sub-chapters for: the sustainability of the project activities after external technical and financial support ends; the potential of fundraising activities to sustain the project activities; the capacity developed by the saving and credit groups to enhance women leadership to promote health & sanitation in the communities; the present capacity of project management of district chapters and sub-chapters; and the degree of cooperation and collaboration established by district chapters and sub chapters with national, district and local level organizations.

Start Date: February 2007
End Date: November 2007
Location: Jayanagar, Budehi, Rajpur, and Hariharpur VDCs in the Kapilvastu district
Donor(s): Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany
Budget: NRs. 497,000.00 (US$ 7,705.43)
Detailed Activities
This project involved the establishment of four community Bio-Briquette units by women’s groups in the Kapilvastu district (Jayanagar, Budehi, Rajpur, and Hariharpur VDCs). The project additionally aimed to develop a wider market for Bio-Briquettes produced by the community, and a linkup between the production and market for the purposes of income generation and improved livelihoods.

Start Date: October 27, 2006
End Date: September 30, 2007
Donor(s): UNICEF
Budget: NRs. 4,828,629.00 (US$ 68,008.86)
Detailed Activities 
This project was conducted as a joint venture with PPSDC, ENPHO, and Nepal Consult. The aims of this project were to engage children in the design of their own SWSHE program and to facilitate discussion among children, teachers and SMC members. Teachers were trained in building competencies (knowledge and skills) of children, enabling them to effectively participate in the development and implementation of their own SWSHE program. Moreover, the District Sanitation Steering Committee (DSSC) members were trained on project implementation processes including planning, supervision, monitoring, assessment, and reporting.

Start Date: January 2006
End Date: September 2007
Donor(s): Global Environment Funds Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Budget: NRs. 2,793,980 (US$ 39,914.00)
Detailed Activities 
The project involved the development of the Bisankhunarayan Community Training Unit (BCTU) for the Banaspati Gueetha (Bio-Briquette) Project, the establishment of three community briquetting units and the exposition of their potential livelihood activities through non-timber forest products and biodiversity conservation. Further field and laboratory studies were conducted on Bio-Briquettes to ensure its quality and assess probable raw materials, the impacts of differing biomass composition and compression levels, and the development of appropriate tools.

Start Date: February 2007
End Date: August 2007
Location: Dailekh and Baitadi
Donor(s): ECO-WATSAN/ CARE Nepal
Budget: NRs. 260,000.00 (US$ 3,658.87)
Detailed Activities 
As the potential dangers of contamination were brought to the forefront of the water and sanitation sector, emphasis was placed on the need to conduct testing so as to ensure clean drinking water.

The project first involved the selection of water sample sources according to specific source and sample collection points throughout the Doti and Baitadi districts. The samples were later analyzed through microbiological testing. Potential factors for contamination were identified and their relationship to contamination was assessed. Follow-up and proactive measures for the protection and treatment of drinking water were also identified. IDS Nepal conducted knowledge transfer of field-based testing to members of local NGOs so they could continue the testing on their own in the future.

Start Date: July 2006
End Date: June 2007
Location: Banke
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 5,323,977.00 (US$ 82,542.28)
Detailed Activities
The aim of this project was to successfully grant five community villages with an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach was used and CLTS-related activities were held in three communities. The project also involved the construction of community bathrooms, simple incinerators and school gardens in Plan Nepal working communities.

Within this particular phase of the program, two rainwater catchments were piloted, 11 school gardens were created, and 48 tube wells were rehabilitated. The project also entailed the construction of 516 domestic latrines, two community bathrooms, one sewage system, three flood control schemes, and five simple incinerators.

From the software angle of the project, School Health, Hygiene and Sanitation sessions were conducted in 20 schools and Early Child Care Development (ECCD) centres, and 39 courses on Water Management were provided. 253 Information, Education and Community (IEC) sessions on hygiene and water were also conducted during the duration of the project.

Start Date: January 2007
End Date: March 20, 2007
Location: Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Jumla, Surkhet and Dailekha
Donor(s): SAHAKARYA, CECI Nepal
Budget: NRs. 369,468.00 (US$ 5,171.00)
Detailed Activities 
The project first involved the selection of water sample sources according to set source and sample collection points from Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Jumla, Surkhet and Dailekh. The samples were later analyzed through microbiological testing. Potential factors for contamination were identified and their relationship to contamination was assessed. Follow-up and proactive measures for the protection and treatment of drinking water were identified as well.

Start Date: January 2007
End Date: March 20, 2007
Location: Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Jumla, Surkhet and Dailekha
Donor(s): SAHAKARYA, CECI Nepal
Budget: NRs. 369,468.00 (US$ 5,171.00)
Detailed Activities
The project first involved the selection of water sample sources according to set source and sample collection points from Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Jumla, Surkhet and Dailekh. The samples were later analyzed through microbiological testing. Potential factors for contamination were identified and their relationship to contamination was assessed. Follow-up and proactive measures for the protection and treatment of drinking water were identified as well.

Start Date: December 2005
End Date: December 2005
Donor(s): CECI/ SAHAKARYA
Budget: NRs. 184,540.00 (US$ 2,599.15)
Detailed Activities
IDS Nepal provided two training sessions for Bio-Briquette production and Enterprise Development for Community Forest User Group members located in Dadeldhura and Surkhet.

Start Date: July 2005
End Date: June 2006
Location: Banke
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit
Budget: 57,86,924.00 (US$ 81,505.97$)
Detailed Activities 
The aim of this project was to successfully grant five community villages with an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach was used and CLTS-related activities were held in three communities. The project also involved the construction of community bathrooms, simple incinerators and school gardens in Plan Nepal working communities.

This phase of the project involved the installation of 43 tube wells, the rehabilitation and upgrading of 50 tube wells, and the construction of 685 family latrines, 20 latrines at Early Child Care Development (ECCD) centres, and 4 school latrines. There was also the construction of 3 incinerators for waste disposal systems.

There was also water management training, and school activities focused on Health Hygiene and Sanitation (ex. an art competition, a quiz, etc.). As well, there was water quality testing for arsenic contamination using 1000 samples.

Start Date: February 2005
End Date: December 2005
Donor(s): Ministry of Education and Sports, HMG
Budget: NRs. 450,000.00 (US$ 6,338.03)
Detailed Activities
IDS Nepal was involved in this project as a facilitator to the Government in handing over school management to communities and in preparing communities for the handing over process. The aim was to enhance the capacity of the communities so that they were better suited to deal with the various hitches that may arise in the future regarding the management of the schools.

Start Date: July 2005
End Date: June 2005
Location: Banke
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 4,806,246.42 (US$ 67,693.61)
Detailed Activities
The aim of this project was to successfully grant five community villages with an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach was used and CLTS-related activities were held in three communities. The project also involved the construction of community bathrooms, simple incinerators and school gardens in Plan Nepal working communities.

This particular phase of the program involved the construction of 235 family latrines, 38 simple pit latrines, 20 latrines at Early Child Care Development (ECCD) centres, 6 school latrines, 3 public latrines, and 8 incinerator waste disposals, as well as the installation of 70 tube wells.

Start Date: May 2002
End Date: May 2005
Donor(s): In house project in association with International Resource Centre Netherlands & NEWAH
Budget: NRs. 414,000.00 (US$ 5,283.98)
Detailed Activities 
The aims of this project were to bring all the diverse stockholders involved in the fields of Water and Sanitation together in one common platform, and to then strengthen such partnerships. This network therefore involved the exchange of information and technical expertise through effective information flow management.

Start Date: January 2004
End Date: December 2004
Donor(s): GEF Small Grants Programme, UNDP                      
Budget: NRs. 367,150.00 (US$ 5,171.13)
Detailed Activities 
The aim of this project was to provide a source of livelihoods and income generation for communities through the promotion of Bio-Briquettes as a viable, low-cost, energy-efficient alternative fuel source. IDS Nepal coordinated with local community and forest user groups so as to establish a fire briquette enterprise within the Bisankhunarayan VDC. In providing a source of alternative energy, the hope was to reduce the pressure of local people on the use of firewood.

Start Date: July 2004
End Date: October 2004
Location: Surkhet
Donor(s): CARE Nepal, Surkhet
Budget: NRs. 221,700.00 (US$ 2,965.88)
Detailed Activities 
As the potential dangers of contamination were brought to the forefront of the water and sanitation sector, emphasis was placed on the need to conduct testing so as to ensure clean drinking water.

This project involved the water quality testing of 15 different schemes and the preparation of a sanitary surveillance system for each scheme. One day of training was provided to the technical staff of the project so that they could later conduct testing themselves. There was also three days of training focused on water quality issues and sanitary surveillance methods. Awareness-raising techniques were also implemented, as the need for education is vital to the issue. IDS Nepal also conducted knowledge transfer of field-based testing to members of local NGOs so they could continue the testing on their own in the future.

Start Date: May 2004
End Date: July 2004
Location: Chitwan, Nawalparasi and Tanahun
Donor(s): Nepal Red Cross Society
Budget: NRs. 119,600.00 (US$ 1,684.51)
Detailed Activities
The project entailed conducting a baseline survey of 60 different schools within the districts of Chitwan, Nawalparasi and Tanahun. The status of drinking water and sanitation was identified for each of these schools, and recommendations were respectively provided.

Start Date: April 2004
End Date: June 2004
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 1,881,550.00 (US$ 26,315.38)
Detailed Activities
IDS Nepal provided technical support for the design and estimate of a burnt house. The project led to the construction of 121 houses.

Start Date: July 2003
End Date: June 2004
Location: Banke
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 3,277,955.00 (US$ 46,168.38)
Detailed Activities
The aim of this project was to successfully grant five community villages with an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach was used and CLTS-related activities were held in three communities. The project also involved the construction of community bathrooms, simple incinerators and school gardens in Plan Nepal working communities.

This particular phase of the project entailed the construction of 55 domestic latrines, 97 using old rings, 3 school latrines, 2 public latrines, 73 latrines at Early Child Care Development (ECCD) centres, and 10 incinerators for school waste disposal. Water quality testing for arsenic contamination using 1000 samples was also done.

Start Date: November 2003                   
End Date: April 2004
Donor(s): In house capacity in association with CECI             
Budget: NRs. 238,000.00 (US$ 3,177.57)
Detailed Activities
The aim of this project was to identify and document the current capacities of rural infrastructure Community Based Organizations (CBOs). IDS Nepal identified the areas of greatest risk for sustainability, and pinpointed organizational needs and priorities. After doing so, a Needs Analysis Report for Infrastructure CBO Sustainability was developed.

Start Date: August 2003
End Date: November 2003
Donor(s): CARE Nepal, BZDP, Bardiya
Budget: NRs. 369,860.00 (US$ 4,931.46)
Detailed Activities
As the potential dangers of contamination were brought to the forefront of the water and sanitation sector, emphasis was placed on the need to conduct testing so as to ensure clean drinking water. This project involved water quality testing of 500 water samples for arsenic contamination. Awareness-raising techniques were also implemented, as the need for education is vital to the issue. IDS Nepal also conducted knowledge transfer to local NGOs so they could continue the testing on their own in the future.

Start Date: August 2003
End Date: October 2003
Location: Lalitpur
Donor(s): World Vision Nepal
Budget: NRs. 320,500.00 (US$ 4,514.08)
Detailed Activities 
This project entailed the creation of a baseline survey for 12 different VDCs within the Lalitpur district. The project also led to the construction of four water supply schemes, four drinking water schemes with 64 water points, and the renovation of 14 existing drinking water schemes. Roughly 200 toilets were also constructed for low-income families. It was calculated that 480 households and 1432 people benefitted from the project.

Start Date: September 2003
End Date: September 2003
Donor(s): Churia watershed management project
Budget: NRs. 39,490.00 (US$ 529.28)
Detailed Activities
This project’s aim was to train participants of a local NGO on the skills and knowledge for testing arsenic impacts and mitigation measures. The training involved 42 water sample tests.

Start Date: December 2002
End Date: June 2003
Location: Makwanpur
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Makwanpur Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 1,009,680.00 (US$ 14,220.84)
Detailed Activities
This project entailed the construction of 11 rainwater-harvesting (RWH) jars, 11 32WP Solar PV units, and one 3KW Micro Hydro Peltric Set. The project also included software activities including Community-Based Organization (CBO) formation for RWH jars, Solar PVs, member training, formal registration, and the establishment of an Operation and Maintenance fund, which is deposited and operated through a bank account for CBO sustainability.

Start Date: July 2002
End Date: June 2003
Location: Banke
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 3,613,770.00 (US$ 50,898.17)
Detailed Activities
The aim of this project was to successfully grant five community villages with an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach was used and CLTS-related activities were held in three communities. The project also involved the construction of community bathrooms, simple incinerators and school gardens in Plan Nepal-working communities.

This particular phase of the program involved the construction of 122 family latrines and 20 pit latrines at Early Child Care Development (ECCD) centres. Water quality testing for arsenic contamination was conducted using 1500 samples.

Start Date: February 2003
End Date: March 2003
Donor(s): CARE Nepal, BZDP and Tharu Care Development Society, Bardiya
Budget: NRs. 113,400.00 (US$ 1,447.53)
Detailed Activities
As the potential dangers of contamination were brought to the forefront of the water and sanitation sector, emphasis was placed on the need to conduct testing so as to ensure clean drinking water. This project involved water quality testing of 200 water samples for arsenic contamination. Awareness-raising techniques were also implemented with a target audience of 6000 people, as the need for education is vital to the issue. IDS Nepal also conducted knowledge transfer of field-based testing to members of local NGOs so they could continue the testing on their own in the future.

Start Date: May 2002
End Date: December 2002
Location: Birgunj, Parsa District
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Bara/Rauthat Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 994,020.00 (US$ 12,682.06)
Detailed Activities
This aim of this project was to reduce environmental pollution within the Narayani Zonal hospital. The project entailed the installation of an automatic (digital) incinerator and various community awareness seminars on waste management.

Start Date: April 2002
End Date: December 2002
Location: Makwanpur
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Makwanpur Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 1,463,000.00 (US$ 20,605.63)
Detailed Activities
This project entailed the construction of 9 2000 litre rainwater-harvesting (RWH) jars and 11 32WP Solar PV units. Additionally, research was performed on the promotion of community-managed fire briquette units, and a feasibility study for the implementation of a peltric set was undergone. The project also included software activities including Community-Based Organization (CBO) formation for RWH jars, Solar PVs, member training, formal registration, and the establishment of an Operation and Maintenance fund, which is deposited and operated through a bank account for CBO sustainability.

Start Date: November 2001
End Date: December 2002
Location: Bara, Rautahat
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Bara/Rautahat Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 1,487,980.00 (US$ 20,957.46)

The aim of this project was to successfully grant five community villages with an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach was used and CLTS-related activities were held in three communities. The project also involved the construction of community bathrooms, simple incinerators and school gardens in Plan Nepal working communities.

This particular phase of the program involved the construction of 110 pit latrines and 24 tube wells, and water quality testing for 24 samples. Training sessions on Water and Sanitation, and various other school activities, were provided as well.

Start Date: January 2002
End Date: June 2002
Location: Banke
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 1,832,125.00 (US$ 25,804.58)

The aim of this project was to successfully grant five community villages with an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach was used and CLTS-related activities were held in three communities. The project also involved the construction of community bathrooms, simple incinerators and school gardens in Plan Nepal working communities.
This particular phase of the program involved the construction of 29 pit latrines and water quality testing for arsenic contamination using 1007 samples.

Start Date: October 2001
End Date: June 2002
Location: Bara & Rautahat
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Bara/Rautahat Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 5,57,270.00 (US$ 7,251.39)

Training provided to foster families of Plan for Basic Electric Installation to 15 people for employment.
3 months In house training and 2 months on the job training
Market link up for the placement of the employees

Start Date: October 2001
End Date: December 2001
Location: Bara, Rautahat
Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Bara/Rautahat Program Unit
Budget: NRs. 149,500.00 (US$ 1,645.34)

This project entailed the study of present employment scenarios and opportunities within the program area. The needs assessment focused on employment opportunities, potential job providers, and creating employment models. IDS Nepal then assessed the skills required to ensure employment within the area’s prominent industries.