Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A)

SNV in Bhutan

Project Description

SNV’s SSH4A project aims to accelerate progress in sanitation and hygiene by strengthening professional and organisational capacity of local governments, private sector and stakeholders to develop a sustainable service delivery model at scale. It integrates sanitation demand creation, supply chain development, behaviour change communication and governance. In Bhutan, the programme provides technical support to the lead government agency nationally and at district level for the further development and scaling up of the national Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (RSAHP) based on the SSH4A approach. IRC supports in terms of performance monitoring, knowledge and learning linked to the Nepal Activity.

Project Location

Bhutan is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas. The project has both national outreach and provides targeted support to ongoing district wide approaches in Lhuentse and Pemagtshel and expands to 2 new districts of Samtse and Dagana. These four districts have been prioritised by the Royal Government of Bhutan against agreed criteria in terms of their high poverty levels, low sanitation coverage and a demonstrated commitment to the programme. They range from southern plains bordering India to high altitude Himalayan mountains. All are characterised by challenging issues of access, environment and remoteness.

Project Posters

Click here for SNV's project poster presented at the 2016 South Asia Regional Learning Event.

Project specifics

Location Duration (MM/YY) Working with Key approach Website
Location South and West Asia: Bhutan Duration 01-05-2014 to 01-06-2018 Working with Public Health Engineering Division, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health Key approach Strengthening the capacity of local governments, private sector actors and other local stakeholders for more efficient and effective service delivery in rural sanitation and hygiene to achieve full coverage in their area Website