Implementation guide for Nepal on community infrastructure development in urban areas

This guide provides a framework for implementing community infrastructure development in urban areas in Nepal, aimed at creating jobs whilst improving low-income settlements.


After a brief introduction of basic data on urban development and poverty and an explanation of the relationship between poverty and infrastructure development, this guide presents community contracting as a means of creating employment and incomes, whilst at the same time improving the access of the poor living in low-income settlements to basic services. The guide goes into detail regarding the different steps involved in community infrastructure development in urban areas, presenting experiences from four pilot projects carried out in Nepal to further illustrate the problems to be faced and the recommended solutions.