International Decade for Action "Water for Life" 2005-2015 rss RSS Subscribe

Development of the Rural Poor (DORP)

Brief description:

The main problem for water supply in Bangladesh lies in its quality, especially in the widespread contamination with arsenic. The project's area of focus was Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for the most impoverished section of people living in some selected remote localities of rural Bangladesh. DORP is trying to ensure the Right to Water and Sanitation through a bottom-up approach involving community at local level to create demand and also influencing the national policy makers to fulfill this demand.

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Screening and Identification Process:
Best Practices Award Finalist (2013 Category 2)

To improve the water, sanitation and hygiene situations of the marginalized poor in rural Bangladesh.
Technologies and Techniques Implemented: Community involvement; influence to policy makers; inclusion of women in decision making; budget monitoring sessions; advocacy; consultation meetings

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