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Water and Sanitation

Support Organization for World Bank for Scaling up Rural Sanitation Campaign in Rajasthan and Bihar

The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is a multi-donor partnership created in 1978 and administered by the World Bank to support poor people in obtaining affordable, safe, and sustainable access to water and sanitation services. WSP provides technical assistance, facilitates knowledge exchange, and promotes evidence-based advancements in sector dialogue.

WSP’s Business Plan proposes to contribute to sector outcomes in six strategic areas: 1) scaling up rural sanitation and hygiene; 2) creating sustainable services through domestic private sector participation; 3) supporting poor-inclusive sector reform; 4) targeting the urban poor and improving services in small towns; 5) mitigating and adapting service delivery to climate change impacts; and 6) delivering services in fragile states.

The objective of the assignment  is to  strengthen technical human resource capacity of selected districts in order to promote community led approaches of rural sanitation, specifically, to assist the government in scaling up rural sanitation.

In Rajasthan, with the support of WSP, the local governments have demonstrated successful approaches of scaling up sanitation in Churu, Bikaner and Bundi districts. The Government of Rajasthan is now planning to scale up the successful approaches to all districts in the State. To assist the government in scaling up rural sanitation, services of TRIOs were hired as a support organization (SO) to strengthen technical human resource capacity under NBA.

As support organization we engage consultants in selected districts to provide hand holding services to the manpower engaged by the district administration to build their technical capacity to promote community led approaches of rural sanitation.