Livelihood & Gender

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1.Baseline Study for Improved GBV Prevention and Response in selected Districts of Nepal

Sources of project funds: UNFPA

Narrative description of Project:
The project aims to improve the capacity on four districts (Bajhang, Baitadi, Achham and Bajura) for providing a competent response to Gender Based Violence, including health and clinical services, professional referral to and from police, and shelter support including psychosocial counselling; to broadcast culturally appropriate radio messages regarding GBV, focused on an audience of men and boys, and to develop the capacity of local journalists and media organizations to report on GBV issues.


2. A study on the impact of Nepal's earthquake on Women's livelihood, housing, land and property rights and citizenship rights

Sources of project funds: UN-WOMEN

Narrative description of Project:
The overall objective is to assess the impact of Nepal's earthquake, including the subsequent aftershocks, on the socio-economic status of women in affected districts of Nepal. The objective is to understand how the disaster has affected their lives and livelihoods but also how their socio-economic status, including issues related to rights to land, property and citizenship, has contributed or hindered their progress in recovering from the disaster.


3. Impact Survey of the Project Protection, Education and Livelihood in 8 Earthquake-affected VDCs of Nuwakot

Sources of project funds: Planete Enfants

Narrative description of Project:
The project aims at improving psychological well-being and economic reconstruction of earthquake affected communities within a protective environment, with special focus various issues of women and children like women and girl trafficking, WASH, gender violence etc.


4. Implementation of the Baseline Survey of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Capacity Assessment in the Koshi sub-basin and creation of the Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity Assessment database: Vulnerability and Adaptation of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP)

Sources of project funds: ICIMOD

Narrative description of Project:
The major objective of this project is to identify existing vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities at the community level in order to improve livelihoods and their resilience to climate and socio-economic change.


5. Rural livelihood and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayan

Sources of project funds: ICIMOD

Narrative description of Project:
The major objective of this project is to identify existing vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities at the community level in order to improve livelihoods and their resilience to climate and socio-economic change.


6. Quantitative field survey on poverty and vulnerability in Nepal

Sources of project funds: ICIMOD

Narrative description of Project:
To identify existing poverty and vulnerability trends in selected districts Nepal at the household level in order to identify the most poor and vulnerable communities. Quantitative survey of the poverty and vulnerability at the household level.


7. Interface between ecosystem, livelihood and food security

Sources of project funds: ICIMOD

Narrative description of Project:
The key objective of this research study is to understand the “ change in ecosystem goods and services and their impact on livelihoods and food security of women and men in a community.


8. Conducting a Programme Evaluation Survey for WFP PRRO 10676.0 "Assistance for Vulnerable Populations affected by High food prices, Conflict and Natural disasters"

Sources of project funds: UN-WFP

Narrative description of Project:
Within the context of the high food process, conflict and natural disaster it has been felt that poor and vulnerable people are highly affected. In order to support the ongoing peace process, the United Nations World Food Programme in collaboration with Nepal Development Research Institute is conducting a program evaluation study of its peace support programme. The poverty is the main sources of problem particularly in mid and far west regions of Nepal. Although there are few district in the other regions (central, west and east) many others are relatively in better off conditions. To address these problems a baseline survey was carried out in 2007 in 23 districts by 32 enumerators. But as there was no evaluation of the past work, it was hard to find out the change in one year therefore, in 2008, a midterm evaluation was carried out in 16 districts by 30 enumerators. This specific assignment is being carried out as a final evaluation of the programme.


9. Conducting a beneficiary targeting study and pilot

Sources of project funds: UN-WFP

Narrative description of Project:
Within the context of the high food process, conflict and natural disaster it has been felt that poor and vulnerable people are highly affected. The study aim to conduct a base line survey for the target beneficiary of WFP Nepal. The poverty is the main sources of problem particularly in mid and far west regions of Nepal. Although there are few district in the other regions (central, west and east) many others are relatively in better off conditions. In order to develop a targeting guideline in the poverty-ridden context, this proposal has been submitted for conducting a beneficiary targeting survey as announced by WFP, Nepal.


10. Study on Transport Constraints in Western Nepal

Sources of project funds: Department for International Development (DFID), Nepal

Narrative description of Project:
WFP is undertaking a research study in food insecure hill/mountain districts of western Nepal examining ways to address food insecurity by market means. The study aims to understand the relative significance of different barriers to trade through detailed research in 3 mid-Western districts affected by the Karnali highway development (Kalikot, Jumla and Mugu). These barriers to trade may include transportation costs, poor road and market infrastructure, instability in terms of bandhs and blockades, and limited purchasing power. A complementary study will be undertaken in selected Far Western districts looking at the impact of cash transfers on food markets to examine the potential for cash transfers to stimulate markets in remote areas. Given the significance of transport as a factor in raising food prices and hence affecting food security, DFID and WFP are commissioning a specific study to review the transport sector. The project activities started in October 20, 2009 and will end in November 20 2009.


11. Conducting a survey for the WFP markets research project

Sources of project funds: United Nation-World Food Program (UN-WFP), Nepal

Narrative description of Project:
Within the context of the high food prices, conflict and natural disaster it has been felt that poor and vulnerable people are highly affected. The poverty is the main sources of problem particularly in mid and far west regions of Nepal. Although there are few district in the other regions (central, west and east) many others are relatively in better off conditions. In order to know the actual situation in the poverty-ridden context, this proposal has been submitted for the conduction of survey as announced by WFP, Nepal. The project activities started in September 5 and will end in November 5 2009, will carried out with trader and household surveys for the WFP research projects on food markets in Mid- Western Nepal and Cash for work in Far West Nepal.


12. Mapping Urban Slum Settlements of Kathmandu

Sources of project funds: WFP Country office Nepal

Narrative description of Project:
With the growing pressure of the population in the urban settlements, slums too are growing. Due to inhabitation in the marginal land area, population there is highly exposed to vulnerability. In another side, this population is highly affected by rising market prices resulting to food insecurity. This project will map the slum areas and survey the conditions of food insecurity and market prices in the urban slums of Kathmandu. The main objective of this project is to map the slum areas and survey the conditions of food insecurity and market prices in the urban slums of Kathmandu.


13. Study of Karnali Employment Programme (KEP)

Sources of project funds: Practical Action Nepal

Narrative description of Project:
Within the context of the establishment of employment based social protection programme in other countries in the region, the Government of Nepal has shown a strong interest in developing a similar approach. The Karnali Employment Programme (KEP) is a social protection initiative based on the employment guarantee principle. Study of this initiative is important as the lessons learnt will contribute into designing and executing social protection and employment generation programmes in the future. NDRI conducted a study regarding KEP to achieve the following objective: To evaluate the Karnali Employment Programme (KEP) in order to derive lessons for future social protection and employment generation initiatives in Nepal.


14. Food assistance for conflict-affected populations in Nepal

Sources of project funds: UN World Food Programme (WFP), Nepal

Narrative description of Project:
A baseline study for WFP PRRO 10676.0 "Food assistance for conflict-affected populations in Nepal" had been implemented jointly by UN World Food Programme (WFP), Nepal and NDRI under the partnership agreement. The partnership agreement aimed to strengthen NDRI's capacity in conducting vulnerability assessments, food security monitoring, policy and livelihood analysis through conducting series of Specific Assignments in partnership with WFP thereby contributing to building national capacity to analyze and monitor food security and vulnerability in Nepal and improving WFP's response capacity. The general objective of this specific assignment was to conduct a base line survey for the protracted relief and recovery operation under food security, monitoring, and analysis systems-WFP Nepal. The specific objectives were:
• To find out the current demographic and socio-economic status by households under different categories in terms of income, landholding size, and caste/ethnicity.
• To assess the dietary diversity and frequency and ability to meet household food needs by households under different categories in terms of income, landholding size, and caste/ethnicity,
• To assess the shocks and natural disasters and coping mechanisms adopted by the local people, and
• To assess their knowledge on human and civic rights, peace, governance and services as well as on constituent assembly.


15. Migration and remittances during crisis: Implications for WFP response

Sources of project funds: UN World Food Programme (WFP), Nepal

Narrative description of Project:
The specific assignment of a study on "Migration and remittances during crisis: Implications for WFP response" has been implemented jointly by UN World Food Programme (WFP), Nepal and NDRI under the partnership agreement between WFP and NDRI.
The objective of this study is to assess the importance of short-term migration and its benefits as a viable coping strategy during times of food crisis and the implications this will have for food aid programming and humanitarian interventions. The study is being undertaken by WFP jointly with NDRI and in close collaboration with UNAIDS, ILO and the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).


16. Impact of Rising Food Prices and its Implications in Nepal

Sources of project funds: UN World Food Programme (WFP), Nepal

Narrative description of Project:
The specific assignment of a study on "Impact of Rising Food Prices and its Implications in Nepal" has been implemented jointly by UN World Food Programme (WFP), Nepal and NDRI under the partnership agreement between WFP and NDRI.
The objective of this study was to develop a board understanding on the outlook of the food prices in the future its likely impacts on the population, particularly poor, and implications for WFP program.


17. To Design and Conduct Formative to Guide UNICEF’s Comprehensive Communication for Development (C4D)

Sources of project funds: UNICEF-Nepal

Narrative description of Project:
The overall objective of this study was to design and conduct the formative research to guide for the formulation of a comprehensive C4D and specific C4D interventions that are participatory and that enhance community ownership. The specific objectives of this study were:
a) To contribute identifying barriers and motivators to practicing recommended behaviors and social practices in the three flagship areas of end violence against children (EVAC)
b) To gather information about the potential of harnessing interpersonal networks, traditional channels of communication, community radio, TV, mobile phones and internet-based social media in the C4D strategy


18. Interface between ecosystem livelihood and food security in the context of climate variability: A Gendered Ethnographic Account from Nepal

Sources of project funds: International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)


19. Statistical Support for the Mobility Study in Northeast India

Sources of project funds: International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)


20. Conducting District and Seasonal Survey of Poverty and Vulnerability Analysis Project in Nepal (2nd Phase)

Sources of project funds: International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Narrative description of Project:
The objective of this assessment were:
To develop a micro level perspective of poor peoples’ experiences with poverty and vulnerability and responses to it, impacts of macro policies, local institutions, and processes that either include or exclude the poor, men, women, children, and ethnic minorities from development. The study is expected to monitor poverty and vulnerability trends on the ground with real time data to capture effects of seasonal changes, impacts of migration and responses to climate change and adoption in order to identify sustainable poverty reduction strategies in Nepal.


21. Conducting District and Seasonal Survey of Poverty and Vulnerability Analysis Project in Nepal (1st Phase)

Sources of project funds: International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)


22. Quantitative Assessment of Livelihood Options depending on Biodiversity services

Sources of project funds: International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)


23. Conducting a Beneficiary Targeting Study and Pilot

Sources of project funds: UN World Food Program (UNWFP)Nepal


24. A survey on the feasibility of a universal child benefit programme for UNICEF

Sources of funds: UNICEF-Nepal

Narrative description of Project:
The general objective of the project was to conduct a survey among 600 households in 6 selected districts for UNICEF on the feasibility and perception by the population on the provision of a universal child benefit program for children under the age of 5.


25. Assistance for Vulnerable Populations affected by High price, Conflict and Natural Disasters (3rd Phase)

Sources of funds: UN World Food Programme (WFP), Pulchowk, Nepal

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