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Total Actual Commitment:
14,646,711 Dollar US
Total Planned Commitment:
0 Dollar US
Total Actual Disbursements:
13,255,362 Dollar US
Total Planned Disbursements:
0 Dollar US
Total Actual Release of Funds :
13,255,362 Dollar US
Unallocated Disbursements:
1,391,348 Dollar US
0 Dollar US
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Project Title: 
United Mission to Nepal Project

Status:  Completed
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Project Agreement was amended on 15 February 2013

  • Mobilize communities to recognize and respond to local educational needs, specifically Early Childhood Development.
  • Strengthen formal education systems.
  • Contribute to 'education for all' goal through literacy campaign and provision of non-formal education.
  • Development and encouragement of youth employability through vocational training and Higher Secondary Education.
  • Community members have improved knowledge of health issues and practice behaviours which engender good health.
  • Community groups function well to solve health problems in a sustainable manner.
  • Health facilities and FCHVs provide good quality health care services to meet the health needs of the community.
  • Partners will have the capacity to effectively implement community health interventions.
  • Increased household food security.
  • Enhanced Disposable Household Income.
  • Enhanced capacity to identify disaster related risks and skills in reducing them.
  • Improved intra-household food distribution and utilization.
  • Increased awareness and capacity in realization of livelihood rights.
  • 11 partner organisations now have the experience to work on prevention of anti-human trafficking issues. Some partners have brought traffickers under the legal framework for the legal action.
  • 987 women are involved in income generation activities and are earning some money from their business.
  • 198 community members have been trained in community mediation and have mediated 216 local disputes at local level with proper documentation.  Five community mediation centres are established and functioning.
  • Cross border lootings at three VDCs have significantly reduced in Morang and now communities have good relationship with police, VDC leaders and Indian stakeholders.
  • UMN partners have been implementing their learning of Do No Harm concept in their on-going work by minimising the dividers and maximising the connectors which is contributing to accomplished the project intervention without conflict and division.
  • Development and implementation of UMN ‘gender’ and ‘conflict sensitive’ policies.
  • 5 partner organisations run by people with disabilities are empowered to advocate, support and run programmes for children with disabilities.
  • 119 children with disabilities have received treatment and are supported to be a role model/rehab ambassador in their own communities.
  • All partners have functional management systems promoting good governance practice.
  • Out of 58 Partners100% of partners are members of local and/or national networks and 30% of them take lead roles.
  • All partners are able to independently access necessary resources (financial and technical) to achieve their vision, mission and goals.
  • All partners are using non-financial methods significantly, at least 15% of income, (eg. volunteers, in-kind donations) to achieve their Vision, Mission, Goal (VMG).
  • Partner organisations are accountable and transparent in their financial management and service to their target groups.
  • Partner organisations are confident, inclusive (gender equality, no caste discrimination, include the disabled etc.) and practice servant leadership.
  • Partner organisations are documenting and sharing lessons learned, good practices and knowledge to relevant stakeholders (at least annually)
  • 50% of partners have reached 'developed/maturity stage', and 30% reach at 'moderately developed stage' according to the organisational growth indicator (Participatory Organisational Self Assessment).
  • All partners are making relevant plans at all levels
  • All partners are monitoring, documenting and evaluating, and making it accessible to relevant stakeholders.
  • Learning achievement has been improved in school partners.
  • Parental involvement has been increased in school partners

  • Education
  • Health
  • Livelihoods
  • Community Development
  • Capacity Building

  • UMN is able to contribute to effective implementation of School Sector Reform Plan (SSRP) in UMN working locations on Multi Lingual education (MLE), Child friendly education, capacity building of School Management Committee (SMC)/ Parent Teacher Association (PTA), child club strengthening. These initiatives have helped to improve the quality education. More and more mother groups and PTAs are actively involving in school management and children activity relating engagements. They are closely working with schools and teachers.
  • Decrease in severe and moderate malnutrition amongst children 6 months to 5 years of age.
  • Decrease in child morbidity and mortality among children < 5 years.
  • Empowerment of women and they take their own decisions related with health.
  • Reduction in maternal mortality.
  • Community people practices healthy behaviour to prevent themselves from diseases.
  • Overall, the food security index which was 0.57 before the commencement of the project, declined to 0.34 indicating a clear impact of the project in enhancing the food sufficiency levels of the project beneficiaries.
  • Monthly income  of project beneficiaries increased by Rs. 3,270 in Bajhang, by Rs. 3,141 in Doti, Rs. 4833 in Rupandehi, Rs 10231 in Nawalparasi and by Rs. 14,907 in Dhading. Overall, the average income of project beneficiaries increased by Rs. 6,166 from a pre-project level of Rs 9,122 to the post-project level of Rs. 15,288.
  • Besides income and food security, significant changes in society was clearly seen regarding domestic violence, capacity strengthening of women and their leadership.
  • 200 farmers achieved 14 % increase in rice productivity from improved system of rice cultivation along with System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technology in Bajhang and Doti.
  • Women’s role expanded to decision making at home
  • Enhancement of income generation of Janajati, Dalit, Madeshi and the others.
  • Alternative employment generated particularly by promoting. self-employment schemes both from farm and off-farm enterprises
  • Trust level of the people increased to consult with partner organization on trafficking .
  • The project has contributed in promoting a peace culture, building social harmony and restoration of hope in society through enabling local people and stakeholders in peace building knowledge, skills and attitudes. Communities are healed from their trauma, schools are practicing peace education, local disputes are resolved by local communities and interfaith leaders are mobilized for peace building. There is increased community awareness about caste discrimination, domestic violence and gender discrimination.
  • After the interfaith peace intervention in Morang the stereo type of value, belief and attitudes about each other’s religion changed into positive result.  The Interfaith peace network in Morang is now recognized by society and government agencies and is involved in the different social events and activities.
  • There is significant awareness on disability rights in the communities that the partners are working. Person and children with disabilities have increased self-confidence through the treatment, rehabilitation and self-employment opportunities.
  • Partner organisations and community groups are working efficiently, effectively and sustainably with families and individuals in their target groups to enable them to meet their basic needs.


  • Improved availability of and access to quality formal and relevant non formal education opportunities for poor and marginalised individuals and communities.
  • Improved health of people living in Nepal promarily through community health programmes and working in collaboration with the government health system to strengthen community health services.
  • Improved overall well being of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Nepal by enhancing their ability to make a living in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Development of peaceful, stable communities by addressing the causes of conflict and discriminationin the society that affect human rights particularly those of women, children including disabled, and excluded marginalised groups.
  • UMN will seek to capacity build its partners to more effectively fulfill their mission and vision.

Climate Change Relevance: 
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Gender Marker: 
Directly Supportive
Activity is Off Budget

Donor Codes: 
  • [United Mission to Nepal ]

Humanitarian Aid: 

Date of Agreement:  05/06/2011
Date of effectiveness:  26/11/2010
Proposed Start Date: 
Actual Start Date:  16/07/2010
Extension Date 1 Comments: 

Extension Date 2: 
Extension Date 2 Comments: 

Planned Completion Date:  25/11/2015
Extension Date 1: 
[NEPAL] [Central (Madhyamanchal)] [Bagmati] [Dhading (Dhading Besi)] 59%

[NEPAL] [Central (Madhyamanchal)] [Bagmati] [Kathmandu (Kathmandu)] 17%

[NEPAL] [Eastern (Purwanchal)] [Koshi ] [Sunsari (Inaruwa)] 4%

[NEPAL] [Far-Western (Sudur Pashchimanchal)] [Seti ] [Bajhang (Chainpur)] 4%

[NEPAL] [Far-Western (Sudur Pashchimanchal)] [Seti ] [Doti (Dipayal)] 5%

[NEPAL] [Mid-Western (Madhya Pashchimanchal)] [ Karnali ] [Mugu (Gamgadhi)] 3%

[NEPAL] [Mid-Western (Madhya Pashchimanchal)] [Rapti ] [Rukum (Musikot)] 4%

[NEPAL] [Western (Pashchimanchal)] [Lumbini ] [Rupandehi (Bhairahawa)] 4%

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Implementation Level: Development Region

Implementation Location: District

National Plan
[National Development Plan (NDP)] [Social Development Policy] [Education] 7.0%
[National Development Plan (NDP)] [Peace, rehabilitation and Inclusive Development] 10.0%
[National Development Plan (NDP)] [Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Development Policy] [Agriculture and Food Security] 9.0%
[National Development Plan (NDP)] [Social Development Policy] [Health and Nutrition] 10.0%
[National Development Plan (NDP)] [Social Development Policy] [Decentralization, Self Governance and Local Development] 7.0%
[National Development Plan (NDP)] [Social Development Policy] [Social Protection] 57.0%
Primary Sector
Nepal Sector Classification - AGRICULTURE (9)%

Nepal Sector Classification - EDUCATION (7)%

Nepal Sector Classification - HEALTH (10)%

Nepal Sector Classification - LOCAL DEVELOPMENT (7)%

Nepal Sector Classification - OTHERS - SOCIAL (57)%

Nepal Sector Classification - PEACE AND RECONSTRUCTION (10)%

Secondary Sector
Nepal Functional Coding - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS - Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9)%

Nepal Functional Coding - EDUCATION (7)%

Nepal Functional Coding - HEALTH (10)%

Nepal Functional Coding - HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AMENITIES - Community development (17)%

Nepal Functional Coding - SOCIAL PROTECTION (57)%

Organization Name : United Mission to Nepal
Organization Role : donor
Type Of Assistance : Grant Aid
Modality of Assistance : Project Support
Earthquake Disaster Response : No
Mode of Payment : Direct Payment Mode
Conditions :
Actual Commitments
Actual 15/02/2013 14,646,711   US Dollar
Subtotal Actual Commitments: 14,646,711 Dollar US    
Actual 16/07/2014 9,340,450   US Dollar
Actual 14/01/2015 1,200,432   US Dollar
Actual 13/04/2015 558,382   US Dollar
Actual Expenditures:
Actual 16/07/2014 9,340,450   US Dollar
Actual 14/01/2015 1,200,432   US Dollar
Actual 13/04/2015 558,382   US Dollar
Undisbursed Balance: 3,547,446 Dollar US    

Organization Name : United Mission to Nepal
Organization Role : donor
Type Of Assistance : Grant Aid
Modality of Assistance : Project Support
Earthquake Disaster Response : Yes
Mode of Payment : Direct Payment Mode
Conditions :
Actual 16/07/2015 1,235,593   US Dollar
Actual 16/07/2015 920,505   US Dollar
Actual Expenditures:
Actual 16/07/2015 920,505   US Dollar
Actual 16/07/2015 1,235,593   US Dollar
Undisbursed Balance: -2,156,098 Dollar US    

Total Actual Commitments: 14,646,711 Dollar US  
Total Actual Disbursements: 13,255,362 Dollar US  
Undisbursed Balance: 1,391,348 Dollar US  
Consumption Rate: 100% Dollar US  
Delivery rate: 91%
Key Achievements
  • • 638 scholarships (stationary support to children among them 100 dalit girls from Mugu) were given to poor and marginalized children for increasing access to school. Flash report 2013 has indicated that dropout rate in primary grades is significantly reduced in UMN working locations.• 14 schools in Kapilbastu and Rukum districts practicing Multilingual Education (MLE) with UMN support. Similarly, 5 schools in the southern part of Kapilbastu which are supported by Save the children are also assisted for books production and training. One TU scholar completed thesis on MLE practice of these schools and now one Oxford University researcher is currently doing her thesis in the MLE practice of these schools. Similarly mother tongue based education in Kham Magar language is introduced in 2 VDCs of Rukum district and 3 schools are practicing MLE in Chepang language in Dhading. • 287 teachers were trained on child friendly teaching methods and learning environment in order to assist government schools to improve school enrolment and reduce dropout rates.• 150 leader and feeder schools in 7 UMN clusters reviewed and preparing annual plans as per the School Improvement Plan (SIP) which is mandatory according to Government policy.• Education components (Non formal, ECD, awareness raising, child club support) were incorporated by other teams in all the UMN working clusters.UMN partners worked closely with District Education Office to make success to the government literacy programme. DEOs has allocated some NFE quotas to UMN partners at local level. • 17 partner organizations were directly working for education and another 15 organizations integrated education related works into their programs in livelihood, peace-building and health.• 143 child clubs were mobilised for peace education; 699 youths benefited from adolescent education; and 480 children benefited from 25 Child to Child classes.• 585 SMC/ PTA members were trained during the period for improving skills in school management in all clusters. Mother groups also are formed and empowered to take care their children for quality education in Doti and Dhading districts.• 2 schools, one from Doti and one from Dhading are having sister schools relationships from Sweden and UK. These Nepali schools are receiving small grant support from sister schools abroad. Global School partnership program assisted two schools and both of them received by International School Award by British Council this year.• UMN assisted 56 ECD centers (16 ECD centers in Rukum, 20 in Sunsari, 4 in Doti and 16 in Dhading) which were well managed by the leadership of the SMCs and with community support. More than 90 percent of the ECD centers were managed by local communities and facilitators were trained in UMN cluster working district.• 3 dalit girls from Mugu are now completing nursing course.One of the dalit girls who recently completed her course has also received an employment opportunity and serving in remote area.-28 schools have received stationery and teaching learning materials support. These schools are using the materials regularly to provide quality education.• UMN supported all partner school (Government School) for proper documentation and publication of the resources. • Community Health- UMN is mobilising over 215 women’s groups by increasing their capacity, advancing income generation and networking to promote Behavioural Change and Communication (BCC) on water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition, and in reducing gender-based violence through various programmes. Health facility management committees were trained in 30 HFs. • Maternal and child health/ Family Planning- As a part of the Nepal Family Health Programme, UMN has supported in strengthening of Maternal and Newborn Care programmes in Mugu and Bajhang districts. Tin trunks (for safe storage of equipment) and calculators were distributed to over 400 Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs). Pots for sterilisation and thermometers were distributed to over 48 Health Facilities (HF) and blood pressure instruments were provided to 15 HFs. 22 Birthing centers supported with basis equipment and materials. Newborn babies received warm clothes to prevent hypothermia. Health workers are sent for training like Skilled Birth Attendant and Implant training so that they continuously provide delivery and contraceptive services in the working VDCs. • HIV and AIDS awareness messages have been promoted in public through orientations, street dramas, BCC campaigns, radio programmes, school health lessons and home visits. Development Centre. Community Home-Based Care is supporting 217 people living with HIV and AIDS and their children. Eighty-one people living with HIV and AIDS are among the 1,877 rural women involved in monthly savings and credit activities to improve income generation. UMN continues to strengthen District AIDS Co-ordination Committees, Village AIDS Co-ordination Committee in our working areas. More than 8,000 people, including young people, have learned about HIV and AIDS from 193 peer educators and partner staff.Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health- 573 young people benefited from weekly CFLE sessions focusing on life skills, leadership, communication and sexual and reproductive health issues. About 100 peer educators have been mobilised to promote the life skills messages in schools. Ten Child-to-Child classes have mobilized 151 children in Mugu who work on improving water, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, child rights and life skills education to empower children and their families.Nutrition- Over 80 mild and moderate malnourished children have been rehabilitated using the Positive Deviance Hearth approach in three districts. Basic nutrition trainings were provided to partner staffs, women groups and community people to raise their awareness regarding nutritious food intake, local food promotion and to promote kitchen gardening.• Mental Health- A national Mental Health Network has been formed under UMN’s leadership, and is now working towards addressing mental health issues and strengthening services in Nepal. Community level mental health programs are being implemented in five districts namely Dhading, Rupandehi, Rukum, Doti and Bajhang and patients are getting treatment services through district health system. Health matters when someone lose it then only it is realized how nice it feels to be healthy and how everything in this world is possible. Health care facilities are getting expensive with private sectors investment and it cost a huge sum if one has to go through surgery and complicated procedures. But, people in the developing world lost their life from preventable communicable diseases. Health team from United Mission to Nepal is working in remote areas trying to reach very poor and marginalized communities to increase their level of awareness regarding practicing preventive behavior to lead productive life as well as save life. Almost 6000 women belonging to poor and marginalized community have formed 250 groups. These groups have conducted at least two health events within their community. They have been educated on various health issues likes; maternal and child health, nutrition, safe motherhood, family planning, water and sanitation and HIV and AIDS. The members of women’s groups were not only aware in various health issues but also help to increase health seeking behaviors and extended health promotion. Overall sanitation and hygiene status of the community people have risen in all UMN working VDCs (70 VDCs). 12 of these VDCs have been declared as open defecation free (ODF) zone. Nine birthing centers were supported with equipment in Mugu, Bajhang and Doti districts which contributed to increase in access to institutional delivery. • 12 Auxiliary Nurse Midwifes (ANM) received implant training and have started services from their respective health facilities in the districts. 468 PLHIVs received support services to reach essential health care services (ARV) and necessary testing to start ARV treatment. Moreover, 219 PLHIVs were united in 9 different self-help groups and they are working collectively to ensure their right in local and at district level. • UMN has played significant role to strengthen various committees in the districts. All these district level health committees are intact, active and functional in the district and UMN has been providing regular support and necessary technical assistance. • Total 58 Christian youths (31 F, 27 M) representing 30 churches (Dhading, Kathmandu, Sunsari, Rupandehi) received Christian Family Life Education (CFLE) training on SRH and life skills. They educate the young Christians on SRH, HIV and AIDS issues. 164 adolescents from secondary and higher secondary schools of five districts (Bajhang, Doti, Mugu, Rukum and Rupandehi) received basic Peer Education training on SRH and life skills. Among them, 22 adolescents were hearing impaired participants from Doti district. • 135 adolescent girls and 82 mothers group and teachers received training on Improved Washable Pad. This training has improved the menstrual hygiene for girls and women in different settings. • 31 moderately and mild malnourished children have regained their normal weight for age within the six months course of PD hearth center.• 469 (218 G, 251 B) children have been working through 30 child clubs in Mugu district. Child to child facilitators and participants have organized various activities against early marriage. • 969 small farmers (member of self-reliance groups) including PLHIVs received improved vegetable and corps seeds and adopted these in farming and benefited increase rate of production. 52 farmers have incorporated livestock along with their regular agricultural activities and increased their household income in three districts (Rupandehi, Rukum and Doti). • 34+ health workers and district hospital staffs received basic mental health training and mental health services have then been initiated in 13 new health facilities and 30 Mental Health Trained Health Workers (MHT-HW) have been prescribing antipsychotic drugs and treating the patients. Until now 529 of patients have received mental health services from the trained health workers.24 (18 F, 6M) Health workers (ANM, staff nurse) received 5-days long Psychosocial Counseling training. In some health facilities counseling corners are established and patients are benefitting from this services. • 19-episode radio programme called Champa ko Aagan produced by UMN was broadcast in all districts of Nepal through Radio Nepal. Issues of stigma, myths regarding various mental illnesses like depression, epilepsy and hysteria were covered in this programme.National Contribution: UMN as a member and the secretariat of the National Mental Health Network-Nepal (NMHN-N) continuously joint support with other network members tirelessly advocacy to achieve the following results at the National level.• The Nepal Government’s Multi-sectoral Action Plan (MSAP) for NCDs has recognized Mental Health as one of the key NCDs in Nepal and adopted the MSAP for Mental Health recommended by the network in the MSAP for NCDs.• The Health Policy clearly speaks of Mental Health as one of the priority public health issues and outlines measures to address it.• The essential drug list now has included psychotropic drugs along with others, which has increased local community access to mental health services from their local health facilities. • Regarding food production status in far west region (Doti and Bajhang) it was found that production of paddy was increased to 300-400kg /ropani from 200 – 250 kg/ropani, Same as Wheat reached to 300kg/ropani from earlier productivity of 150 – 200 kg/ropani,. • 1200 Households received help to irrigate their land, using MUS, sprinkler and drip irrigation or water harvesting ponds, increasing their area of irrigated land by about three times using the same water source. Advocate for irrigation facilities (dominated by so called elite caste) in marginalized Kumal community in Maidi Pipaltar. • Finally 94 HHs of Kumal community got irrigation facilities for two days in a week and RtF network advocate for safe drinking water and livelihood activities for chepang 1450 (77%) members of 52 SRG groups member of Nawalparasi and Rupandehi were aware on disaster and climate change and natural calamities.56 household of Daldale Rupandehi district, identified their potential hazard through CEDRA374 improved cooking stove constructed in Nawalparasi and Rupandehi district.• 126 entrepreneurs are developed in Nawalparsi district and earning NRP 122779 per annum by a single dairy animal.• 65 pig entrepreneurs ( 59 from Ruapandehi and 6 from Nawalparasi) developed resource centre in Rupandehi.• Sheep and goat of 147 HHs in Mugu district are treated with lvermectin vaccine to control external and internal parasite. In addition to this 4 male sheep and 2 agricultural cooperative limited were formed by GSS in Pina and KCDC in Pulu. Shareholder members were also increased thereby leading to the increment in saving and credit by Himali saving and credit cooperative limitedIn Nawalparasi and Rupandehi 102 women have been preparing organic pesticide manufactured from animal and crop products through the process of decomposition and applying it to vegetables. In Bajhang, 78 households earned NRP 1500 to 7000 from commercial onion and garlic production.• 33 farmers earned an average of NRP 14000 per person from vegetable cultivation using plastic green houses.• 561 households have developed kitchen garden after they received kitchen garden training and seed support in Bajhang.• 10 farmers constructed simple plastic house after they received Silpaulin in Bajhang.• 2359 members are united in 2 co-operatives and different groups in Rupandehi and Nawalparasi districts. They are doing regular saving credit activities. Till the end of December, 2014, they are able to save NPR 64,89,456 in their respective groups. Members are getting loan from their respective groups and invest in income generation activities.• 119 women involved in vegetable farming, 20 on goat farming, 85 in Mushroom cultivation 1 person got VAHW training and started Agro-vet. • One Deep boring along with motor for irrigation was supported to groups. Due to this support, 7.8 ha land are became irrigated land in Nawalparasi and Rupandehi districts.• Construction support on improved cowshed for 32 HHs (each for one) for effective farm yard manure (FYM) and urine management in Rukum.• Shree Syarputaal agriculture cooperative limited mobilized Nrs 55000 as loan for five goat raising farmers. • Fish harvesting for this season has just been started and in the initial phase of the year the cooperative harvested 12 KG of fish/day in average (29 kg as maximum and 6 kg a minimum).• Farm machineries (Seed graders of Radish and Broad Leaf Mustard, seed cleaning machine, a PH meter) has been supported to Chapa Farm (Government farm) , through which 80 Ropanis of research farm became well equipped in Rukum. • 25 farmer learned on effect of spacing (row to row and plant to plant distance), effectiveness of various fungicides for Purple blossom of onion and root rot, attack of fungal disease in various geographical location (Upland and lowland) in Rukum. • Through the IPM school 50 seed growers of pocket number 1 of Rukum are practicing the knowledge in their ongoing onion seed production. • 11 partners from 3 districts are mobilised to work on AHT issues and have raised awareness from the community to the district level.• 6,760 women/girls were mobilised to form 282 self-reliant groups and 3,430 women were involved in 6 cooperatives Disability: • 5 partner organisations who are run by persons with disabilities have been supported to build their organisational development capacity and advocate for CWDs at the communities and district level. • The CWDs treated and rehabilitated back to their communities have been examples for others to see positive change in their lives.Altogether 476 directly traumatised people, 183 single women of Rukum and 250 flood survivors of Sunsari have been taking part in the trauma healing exercises on a weekly basis. The exercises help them to overcome their traumatic experiences as they share their pain and help each other in times of need.• 13 child clubs, comprising a total of 247 students from 9 target schools have been regularly organising extracurricular activities on peace issues. Out of the 327 trained mediators who were trained during these 3 years, 217 mediators have been actively mobilised to mediate local disputes at local level. During this reporting period 278 cases were mediated with proper documentation. 6 Inter identity Peace Committees (such as inter-faith; inter caste and inter-ethnic Peace Committees of both women and men) are formed in identified conflict areas and functioning independently.• UMN is applying the conflict sensitive policy through SEDC reviews with UMN staff, LCP/Do No Harm application with partners and integrate the policy into plans and reporting procedures.• The gender policy is shared to all UMN staff during learning review of the programme team and also during field visits at the clusters.• Improved relationship between disputed community particularly in kapilbastu district where 472 mix group started to help and cooperate each other which was not practiced at that level before.• 17 households in Bajhang were declared domestic violence free household in the initiation of project and VDCs authorities. It was declared in the light of some specific criteria which was mutually developed at local level including political leaders. • All partners have clear Vision, Mission, Goal and Objectives (VMGOs) and strategic direction.• Required policies and procedures are in place and being implemented.• Maintaining good relationship among district stakeholders and community.• Making Executive Committee and other structures inclusive. Affiliated with different local networks like NGO Federation, food security network and education network.• Participatory decision making, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation system established. • Practising social audit as one of the effective tool to make them transparent.• Writing proposals themselves and submitting to local as well as international agencies. As the result fund diversification can be seen in partners.• Partner organisations are documenting and sharing lessons learned good practices and knowledge to relevant stakeholders. • Financial management has been improved.• Parental involvement has been increased in school activities School Management Committees are well functioned.• Community groups are strengthening and people have been accessing to the service provided by different agencies. Community people are able to raise voices for their rights.• 92% partners have formed internal audit committee and doing internal audit at least once in a year.Partners are becoming inclusive in terms of gender. • 42% females have been working as the EC members in partners. All partners are oriented on anti corruption concept. As the result they have started developing Anti Corruption Code of Conduct. Partners held social audit inviting key stakeholders and beneficiaries. • Practice of social audit is going to be institunalised in most of the partners. Local level Social auditors are developed in cluster who facilitate the social audit effectively. • Partners have been sharing their organisational learning and best practices among other likeminded organisations. Learning sharing culture has been gradually promoting in clusters.• All clusters have been organising District Program Advisory Committee meeting where they present programtic achievements and ongoing activities. • Social mobilisers are trainned on different skills of social mobilisations and they have been effectively supporting the local groups. As the result local groups are strengthed to some extent and functioning themselves. 16/07/2014
  • • Poor attendance of children and teachers specially in remote districts such as Bajhang, Mugu and Doti. Yarcha plucking and other long vacations have heavily impacting school hours and resulting low academic outcomes.• Most of the community groups have high expectations for hardware support including toilet constructions, livelihood support. The community groups should be communicated and made clear from the beginning of the program about its overall objectives and benefits that they could get than raising their expectations which will un-satisfy them to discontinue the monthly meetings. • Frequent changes of staffs and volunteers of the partner organizations due to limited benefit they get from the project. There is a provision of upto 20% administration cost limitation which creates a problem in small budget projects. As a result, the staffs after getting required experiences do not stay at the partner organization level and leave for better opportunities.• High expectation and request from DHO and District Development Committee (DDC) to increase the coverage area of UMN is difficult to meet with limited resources although it is the responsibility of the government.• Several projects have found facing problems regarding agricultural technologies; their transfer and adaptation in farmers’ field. Hence partner organization should be oriented and capacitated to operate new technologies to bring tangible changes in production and add value on poor's products. • Providing access on irrigation facilities to farmers found as major challenges for agricultural production in remote areas of mid and far west, although MUS and micro irrigation technologies started to gear up. • Additional time was required for cooperative registration and strengthening in each project. • In order to enhance knowledge and skills of producers on quality seed production, development and mobilization of LRPs is highly recommended• It is difficult to identify the traffickers because they are coming into the community in different identities, which may cause risk to children, girls and community people.Peace building work is very time consuming with less tangible results than some other types of projects. People prefer visible work with immediate outcomes in the development field. Peace building depends on building social bridges and strengthening relationships with is long term work. This makes it difficult to show immediate improvements.• Partners have established a basic level infrastructure of OD but now main challenge is to own, internalise and sustain it in long run. UMN's major focus is in capacity building of partners but other INGOs do not care of capacity building and they just give funds. Most of the NGOs are conditioned in this approach of other INGOs. Sometimes it creates misunderstanding among partners that why only UMN talks about this lengthy process. They expect quick impact projects and big fund from UMN. Due to the time consuming process, some times partners feel annoy and confusion while working with capacity building approach. Many other INGOs have also been partnering with local NGOs. Except UMN, no other INGOs talk about resource mobilization and other means of fund generation. So NGOs in clusters have concept that only INGOs and other funding agencies are the source who provide fund for community development. Few NGOs have trend of generating resources in local level however whatever they are getting is nominal.Due to the mushrooming of NGOs, we are always pressurized by various political parties and stakeholders to make partnership with their recommended NGOs.Staff turn over in partners is key challenge. UMN builds the capacity of partners but whenever they are equipped and capaciated they join high paiying NGOs. 16/07/2014
  • • Strengthen capacity of SMC/PTA for effective management of school. Need to enhance quality monitoring and develop need based vacation and other contextual rules.• Community groups’ participation is crucial in developing the ownership of the program and its continuation. Women’s access to money through income generation activities is useful as a means to capacity build them and empower them to make house hold decisions. • Effective group mobilization can be utilized to explore resources locally and from external sources. • Integrated approach is important at the field level to make the program implementation cost effective. • Children can play a major role in the community development, through awareness raising activities at the grass root level as shown by Child to Child program and Child Club program implemented in the community.• Integrating mental health services at the health facility level will benefit most of the asymptomatic cases approaching health facility for other health problems. Cooperation of district health system is required to supply the psychotropic drugs for the program long term sustainability.• UMN needs to develop a long term strategy to address the deep-rooted cultural issues like untouchability, accusing witchcraft to female, domestic violence, excessive alcohol consumption etc.• A lot more efforts/initiatives are required for irrigation development. Water efficient small irrigation technologies, e.g., drip irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, water storage structures (Thai jars), plastic lined ponds, are to be promoted more intensively in future.• In order to enhance access of the poor farmers to improved agricultural inputs, the agro-vets, nurseries, and other private sector service providers are to be promoted at local levels. These agro-vets/input suppliers are also to be trained and capacitated to provide embedded services to the client.• Domestic violence mostly occurs at home between husband and wife so it would be good to involve male members in group activities to build family understanding. Some of UMN partners are doing this practice in gender project and is found helpful.Need base integration of peace building work with livelihood and health issues increases effectiveness of the programme.Conflict sensitivity is a necessity to all programmes and projects in the community to prevent conflict and violence.Self-employment opportunities are necessary for empowerment of the persons with disabilities.• The growth of organisation is faster at initial stages but gets slower as they go on. Getting 'perfection' on work or being the 'best' as an organisation is challenging, therefore it needs lots of efforts and it really takes time.Monitoring visits and technical backstopping to community group members is helpful to encourage their participation and ownership of the programme.Organisational development can sometimes become a 'neglected area' for organisations. They tend to focus much on the project implementation. There should be a good balance of 'project' and 'OD' interventions and should go hand in hand. Development of action plan after different event and its effective implementation is inevitable. If we develop action plan and follow it up regularly then it brings significant changes in partners. The more we become transparent, the more support we get from the community and the stakeholders. As a result of the different transparency practices (like: social audit, joint monitoring, participatory monitoring, review meeting, program and budget presentation in DDC and greater involvement of community people in planning and implementation process) UMN and partners have got consistent support from stakeholders.If we build the capacity of local people transferring skills in different areas then it leads the organisation and its activities towards sustainability. At the same time project becomes relatively cost-effective. Inter-Partner Human Resource Sharing Network is a good approach to share one another’s human resources among partners. If we do so then partners get chances to share their learning and build their confidence in particular area. In Rupandehi, social audit was carried out exchanging one another’s human resources and they did not need to hire external facilitators who could be much expensive.Capacity Building is a long and a time consuming process. It deals with attitudes and behaviour of the people from different background. It takes long time to get results. So one needs to have patience and perseverance. Partners took bit more time to internalise this process. Over the time situation has been changed and they have owned it and started taking ownership of all organisational development activities. It is very challenging to preserve the organisational achievement in long run. For that we must have frequent monitoring and an ongoing follow up mechanism so that partners could institutionalize the learning and achievements.Social mobilisation is the key approach to sustain the development interventions. So from the very begining of the project we need to enrich staff (partner+UMN) on this process.
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