Development cooperation ,07.11.2019

UNICEF WASH and Education Programmes


The Finnish Country Strategy for Development Cooperation in Nepal reduces poverty and promotes sustainable and equal development on three impact areas: 1) water supply and sanitation 2) high-quality education for all and 3) improving the rights and status of women and vulnerable groups. This project focuses on supporting UNICEF’s Country Programme Action Plan 2018-2022 (CPAP) for the Water and Sanitation Sector in Nepal. The Action Plan strengthens all the impact areas of the Finnish Country Strategy and increases the synergies between them. Finland has supported UNICEF in Nepal in 2010-2018 with 12 MEUR. The project had significat impacts in sanitation coverage in Nepal. Finland supported UNICEF with 2 MEUR in the reconstruction of water and sanitation systems after the earthquake. As a result, over 99 500 people benefitted from reconstructed/improved water systems and over 300 schools were supported in upgrading of their WASH facilities. The total budget for the intervention is 8 million euros for the years 2018-2022. The comments of the quality assurance board have been included in the project proposal.

Funding decision  07.11.2019

8 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Gender equality
  • Disaster risk reduction

Field of activity

  • Water sector policy and administrative management 20%
  • Education policy and administrative management 50%
  • Water supply and sanitation - large systems 30%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • people with disability

Funding channel

YK:n lastenrahasto



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