As of December 2018, the coverage confirmed by Government of Nepal is 99.02%. This remaining segment is the most challenging segment in terms of poverty, landlessness, unwilling and various other issues.Apart from this the major consequences that affected the attainment of national sanitation target as intended are: i. Earthquake 2015 ii. Boarder blockade 2016 iii. Local election 2017 iv. Terai flood v. National & local election 2017 vi. local restructuring 2016 /2017.
However, despite of all the challenges encountered by the sector while moving towards the target, the campaign moved on with results without total halt. As of the federal transition, all the operational mandate of WASH sector is devolved to local government currently led by elected representatives with 753 local units administratively. And in this transition, federal sector players played a vital role in pushing these elected representatives prioritized the national sanitation campaign.
The sector is now targeting for completion of the 100% universal access to improved sanitation facilities by mid 2019.
Source: UN Human Settlements Program