In 2017, USAID’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) program in Nepal began with a goal to support closing the WASH services access gap with technical assistance to expand and institutionalize customer-centered WASH service delivery models based on commercial approaches. The program partnered with national and local governments, and supported service providers in performance improvement, assessing institutional models and options, and developing business and financial plans. The program also explored limited resource mobilization for investment in sustainable water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services.
USAID’s WASH-FIN program works in collaboration with national governments, development partners, financial institutions, service providers, and local stakeholders in eight countries. The program’s collection of country briefs summarize the development challenges, activity design, and results to date for each country of operation. These briefs focus on the lessons learned and their applicability in Nepal, as well as for USAID and the broader water and sanitation sector.