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. In its Phase I and II, the NFRP sought to provide recovery and rehabilitiation assistance to flood affected vulnerable communities and covered areas affected and prone to floods. In the final Phase III of 18 months, this objective was revisited to provide support to communities of the mainly non flood areas in the three districts of Kailali, Kanchanpur and Dandeldura with the aim of promoting rural economic growth and improve regional food security.
The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the strengths and weaknesses of USAID/NFRP Phase III. In doing so, this evaluation explores how well the program met the needs of the target communities and examines the intended and unintended consequences of the program while documenting valuable lessons learned. These will be fed into future initaives of USAID/Nepal such as Feed the Future Program.