Nepal

Activity

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Plus

The WASHplus project supports healthy households and communities by creating and delivering interventions that lead to significant improvements in access, practices, and health outcomes related to water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and household air pollution (HAP). This multi-year project (2010-2016), led by FHI 360 in partnership with CARE and Winrock International, is funded through USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. WASHplus is also joined by a diverse set of NGO, university, and private sector resource partners.

Evaluation

South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Phase III - Final Evaluation

From November 8 through December 31, 2010, a four-person team representing Social Impact (SI) and subcontractor, Management Systems International (MSI), evaluated Phase III of the South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy (SARI/E). The team was composed of David Garner (team leader), Linda Kalver (coteam leader), Senior Energy Analyst Gopinath Iyengar, an Indian national from Bangalore and Devendra Adhikari, Nepalese citizen, also a senior energy analyst. After initial preparations in Washington, D.C. and New Delhi, the team divided into two smaller sub-teams.

Evaluation

Nepal Flood Recovery Program (NFRP) - Evaluation Report

Nepal Flood Recovery Program (NFRP) is an USAID/Nepal initiative to respond to substantial damage caused by heavy flooding of 2007 and 2008 in a number of Terai districts of Nepal. The implementation work began in May 2008 through FINTRAC Inc. in asscociation with Nepal-based partners METCON and FORWARD. The program completed at the end of October 2012 in three phases with an investment of USD 8.5 million and covering a total of 7 districts, including Dadeldura in the hills in Phase III.

Evaluation

Final Evaluation Report - Education for Income Generation Project (EIG)

USAID/Nepal supported Education for Income Generation (EIG) Program was a five-year (2008-2012), $14.7 million program designed to respond to a root cause of conflict— exclusion of disadvantaged youth from relevant education, training and employment opportunities. The program combined literacy and life skills education; technical and vocational training linked to employment; training to increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes; and targeted scholarships for disadvantaged Dalit youth to increase access to higher (10+2 and college certificate) education.

Evaluation

Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) Phase II Evaluation Report

The evaluation team (ET) appraised background documents, and for 21 days, visited field sites in Nepal, India and Bangladesh during February 2015. Field time in Bangladesh was restricted to only one of six hubs due to risks associated with socio-political disturbances (severe hartals).

Activity

Conservation and Adaptation in Asia's High Mountain Landscapes and Communities Project

This project is working to facilitate technical and policy dialogue on high mountain landscape management in the face of climate change. This will help prepare communities to address key vulnerabilities to climate change, conserve snow leopards as a critical indicator of Asia’s high mountain landscape health, and provide practical and measurable demonstrations that advance a vision for water security and sustainable mountain development across Asia.

The principal objectives of this project include:

Real Impact

Real Impact: Nepal - Smallholder Irrigation Market Initiative

Nestled between the borders of India and China, Nepal continues to struggle with the consequences of a decade-long insurgency that ended in 2006 but has resulted in a number of development challenges, including stagnant economic growth, food shortages, climate change risks, and high child malnutrition, among others. Nepal’s mountainous terrain coupled with frequently changing governments and interest groups vying for power have contributed to the country’s lagging development and growth, with an estimated 31 percent of Nepalis living below the poverty line.

PhotoEssay

Celebrating Water Heroes

The theme of the 2016 World Water Day celebration — “Water and Jobs” — spoke to the central but often overlooked role water plays in the workforce and in communities around the world.