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Local level skilled WASH human resource mapping: a case from Nepal

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:11 authored by Giri R. Khatri, Karmath Subedi
Improved WASH services are not just for dignity of people but also human rights and Nepal constitution has also endorsed it as a fundamental human right. Despite of hard hit by earthquake 2015, WASH sector in Nepal is moving ahead to achieve the national universal coverage target by 2017 and SDGs; however, sustainability and functionality of WASH facilities are not materialized as envisaged. People want to improve their ladder from basic service to improved service level in water supply and sanitation and seek support from service providers at local level. This study was conducted in 4 districts of Nepal to explore the present status of WASH skilled human resources; resulted that only 30% trained people were working professionally and there was remarkable drop out of trained people. Key reasons behind dropping out are less demand and income, financial constraints for establishing business and lack of updated knowledge and skills.



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KHATRI, G.R. and SUBEDI, K., 2017. Local level skilled WASH human resource mapping: a case from Nepal. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Local action with international cooperation to improve and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services: Proceedings of the 40th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 24-28 July 2017, Paper 2732, 6pp.


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