Program Partners

Since its inception, the organisation has been involved in several sectoral activities of community development and social welfare programs implemented by a number of development partners/institutions in different parts of the country. So far, the organization has worked in collaboration/affiliation with the following government line agencies and development partners:

  1. Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS/GoN)
  2. Women Development Office (WDO), Kapilbastu district/MoFALD
  3. Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads (DoLIDAR)/MoFALD
  4. Bagmati Irrigation Project (BIP)/Department of Irrigation (DoI) 
  5. Sunsari Morang Irrigation Project (SMIP)/DoI
  6. Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project (RJKIP)/DoI
  7. Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF)/World Bank
  8. Environmental Sanitation Section (ESS)/DWSS/Unicef
  9. Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)/UN-Habitat
  10. World Vision International – Nepal
  11. Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (STWSSSP)/DWSS/ADB
  12. Community – Based Water Supply and Sanitation Project (CBWSSP)/DWSS/ADB
  13. Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB)/World Bank
  14. Center for Integrated Urban Development (CIUD)/Practical Action, Nepal 
  15. District Development Committees (DDCs), and
  16. Village Development Committees (VDCs)


To strengthen the capacity of the organization as per the need of the projects, STANDS-Nepal has also worked in association with a number of national as well as local organizations (LNGOs/CBOs) of the respective program districts. In this context, so far STANDS-Nepal has worked with the following NGOs, Consulting Firms and LNGOs/CBOs:

  1. Rural Development Services-Nepal (RDS–Nepal) for Kamalamai STWSSSP in Sindhuli and Sunwal STWSSSP  in Nawalparasi districts
  2. Samaj Sewa Samuha (SSS) for Neelkantha STWSSSP in Dhading district
  3. Nepal Dalit Utthan Sangh (NDUS) for Sandhikharka STWSSSP in Arghakhanchi district
  4. Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA) for Open Defecation Free (ODF) Support Program in Sarlahi district
  5. Suryodaya Samajik Club (SSC) for ODF Support Program in Nuwakot district
  6. Bal Samrakchan Sanstha (BSS) for RWSSFDB program in Arghakhanchi district
  7. HERD Consult (P). Ltd for Bagmati Irrigation Project (BIP)
  8. Modern Design Engineering Consultancy (P) Ltd for Sunsari Morang Irrigation Project (SMIP)


In line with the Local Self Governance Act (LSGA), 2055 and its Regulation 2056 of GoN, during the implementation of the projects undertaken, STANDS-Nepal has worked in coordination and collaboration with local bodies (DDC/VDC and Municipalities) of the respective district. Similarly, during the implementation of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program, the organization has also focused on the capacity building of District WASH Coordination Committee (D-WASH-CC), Village WASH Coordination Committee (V-WASH-CC) and Municipality WASH Coordination Committee (M-WASH-CC) including schools, local institutions, networks, Local NGOs/CBOs and other stakeholders to ensure sector coordination, harmonization and alignment in program implementation.