Migration from Nepal's rural regions during the 1990s resulted in rapid population growth in the urban centers along major highways. Existing water supply and sanitation facilities could not meet the growing demand, and the quality of life and health conditions of residents in these small towns deteriorated. Women had to spend more than 2 hours a day fetching water during dry season. These communities had also emerged as important links between the rural areas and the country's urban economy, serving as the rural population's closest markets, district transport depots, and agricultural processing centers. The Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project approved by the ADB in 2000 aimed to develop these urban centers in the Kathmandu Valley and help them absorb rural migrants, reduce pressure on the urban environment and infrastructure, and generate jobs.
This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project which aims to improve water supply and sanitation conditions in the urban centers in Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. IED overall assessment: Successful
- Project Basic Data
- Project Description
- Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
- Other Performance Assessments
- Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
- Other considerations and Follow-up