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Nepal Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project

The Project supports inclusive local water supply and sanitation. User groups plan, implement and operate drinking water and sanitation infrastructure to deliver sustainable health, hygiene and productivity benefits to rural households. This has empowered communities and promoted awareness about environmentally sound sanitation. These schemes are durable with a significantly higher rating of 89% compared to 56%, the national average. Access to clean water in rural areas increased from 71 to 80% of the population and access to sanitation rose to 53% during 2002-10. Clean water and better hygiene have reduced diarrhea among children by >= 10%.

The ODTA project is using the Georesults visualization tool to display images, videos and results stories of the project as the activities are taking place. Georesults helps to enhance transparency in project activities as it allows stakeholders and other interested parties to explore a project from a local perspective. This online space features an interactive map and a photo set with the before and after pictures of different project locations.

The Georesults site for the Nepal Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project: http://maps.worldbank.org/content/georesults#project=P110463