The National Strategy preparation was guided by the Policy Support Unit (PSU) under the LGD and a Consulting Company5 was engaged to support PSU. A working group was formed consisting of members from Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), Water Supply and Sewerage Authorities (WASAs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Development Partners to support the preparation of the National Strategy. Consultations were held with stakeholders, including DPHE, WASAs, Local Government Institutions (LGIs), NGOs, Development Partners and sector professionals, during various stages of the National Strategy development. The draft National Strategy was reviewed by a group of peer reviewers and was widely shared in a National Workshop. The final draft version was discussed and approved in the National Forum for Water Supply and Sanitation6.