Project Reference Profiles – Nepal(NP06) Green Sanitation Services Program, Phase I

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services, SO4 Improved air quality, SO5 Supply of ecosystem services ensured
Start Date Q1  Mar 1 2019
End Date q1 Mar 31 2021
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 264,232
Budget Percentage 67%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 176,156
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 0
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
GGGI Project Code :
Project Manager and Staff +

Project context, objectives and description

Building off GGGI’s work with local governments during 2017-18, GGGI and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation established an investment partnership designed to integrate climate action and inclusive sanitation at local and national levels in NepalThe Green Sanitation Services Program was officially launched in July 2019, in coordination with the Ministry of Water Supply, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Mahalaxmi Municipality and Bagmati Metropolitan City, as well as other stakeholders. 

During 2019, GGGI initiated the major programmatic activities including the development of a USD 50 million national biogas program, designed to utilize fecal sludge; the integration of sanitation targets into Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution; the preparation of a comprehensive suite of policy interventions to improve the ease of doing business in the sanitation sector; and the development of green citywide inclusive sanitation plans for Mahalaxmi Municipality and Bharatpur Metropolitan City. 

This project is aligned with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks and IO3. Improved multi-directional knowledge sharing and learning to empower local and external agents necessary to drive green growth processes in partner governments

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: GHG emissions from the sanitation sector are reduced, and urban residents gain access to pro-poor resilient green sanitation services. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies:N/A

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:  

Total of 3 capacity building activities delivered in the form of workshop and consultations to build understanding of the need for sanitation. 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Rowan Fraser 

Luna Kansakar, Nathalie Andre, Sunita Pandit, Vamsi Duraibabu, Aarsi Sagar, Ingvild Solvang