Focus Areas

Urban Basics Services

The major purpose of Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) is to help large numbers of poor people to attain safe and sustainable sanitation services and adopt good hygiene practices. By doing so, it contributes to progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially those to reduce child mortality (Goal 4) and to ensure environmental sustainability (Goal 7).
GSF in Nepal
Nepal is one of the recipient countries of the GSF. The Steering Committee for National Sanitation Action (SCNSA) in coordination with the then Ministry of Physical Planning and Works (MPPW) developed the Scope of Work (SoW) for GSF in Nepal in 2010, based on which, all activities have been designed. The GSF programme in Nepal aims to help the Government
achieve the National Goal (NG) of universal sanitation coverage by 2017 and sanitation Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of 53% by 2015, with focus on achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) status and promoting hygiene behaviours.