Prevention and Control of COVID-19 through WASH and Health initiatives in Secondary and Small Towns: Grant Assistance Report

Grant Assistance Reports | June 2021

The project aims to improve selected local governments’ capacity to respond better to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and similar health emergencies in the future. It supports (i) community interventions to provide essential water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure and services to block the interpersonal transmission of COVID-19 in public spaces; (ii) behavior-centered community mitigation measures to contain the pandemic and manage community unease and misinformation; and (iii) strengthen capacity of the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage Management (DWSSM), 5 secondary towns, and 10 small towns to respond in a timely way to COVID-19 and other public health emergencies in future.

Grant assistance reports provide background information on the project including the rationale for grant funding rather than lending.

This document dated June 2021 is provided for the ADB project 55060-001 in Nepal.