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The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) Sector is managed by the National Centre for Environmental Health and
Water Supply (commonly known as Nam Saat) under the Ministry of Health. Nam Saat prepared and launched the Lao
PDR RWSS Sector Strategy in November 1997. Since then, Nam Saat has designed a number of RWSS sub-components
for a variety of multi-sectoral projects supported by different external support agencies*. The RWSS Components of these
multi-sectoral projects are now either completed or in the process of implementation. This paper briefly highlights the
learning from these RWSS Projects on aspects related to working across boundaries.