WODES participated virtual UN SDG Summit 2023 Webinar Series No. 6 - SDGs 11 and 12 – Sustainable Cities & Communities and Responsible Consumption, & Production on 27 April 2023. WODES shared the following experiences.
Problems of urban development in Nepal:
Absence of an integrated development plan
Lack of coordination of service providers/government authorities/ institutions
Extreme politicization in development
Lack of prioritization of work
When making a five-year strategic plan, lack of survey, lack of data
The five-year plan does not match the policies and plans of each year.
Not arranging sufficient budget for implementing the policy and plan
Low level of awareness of people representing service providers /government authorities/institutions, not paying serious attention to the concept of development and working on impulse
Problems such as transparency, accountability, lack of sense of responsibility, widespread corruption can hinder the work of city development.
Lack of digitization system
Lack of recycling manufactures
WODES also shared the data of death and injuries of road accident.
A total of 2,883 individuals died and 7,282 others were severely injured in around 24,526 road accidents across the country during the last fiscal year 2021/22 reports. (Source: The Rising Nepal).