COVID-19 Response Project

Funding Information
Total Actual Commitment:
1,828,119 USD
Total Planned Commitment:
Total Actual Disbursements:
Total Planned Disbursements:
1,828,119 USD
Unallocated Disbursements:
1,828,119 USD
Additional Information
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Project Title: 
COVID-19 Response Project VALIDATED

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Gender Marker: 
Indirectly Supportive

Climate Change Relevance: 

Status:  On-Going
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Status Reason: 

The aim of this COVID -19 Response project to address the immediate needs at local level. The livelihoods of people and country’s economy are severely affected due to ongoing nationwide lock down. Daily wage workers are greatly affected and lost their jobs. This emergency was categorised for Oxfam as a CAT 1. This project will work on the COVID-19 preparedness and response programme in Nepal with reference to the above country and respective working areas context. Oxfam’s commits to work together with the Government of Nepal on emergency response in line with our Humanitarian Response objective. This project will support Nepal Government’s COVID-19 preparedness and Response Plan & Policy.

Oxfam in Nepal further aims to extend its intervention together with its implementing partners to the districts of Saptari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Singhupalchowk, Lalitpur, Surkhet, Banke, Dhangadhi, Kanchanpur, Dadeldhura, Baitadi and Darchula districts. in line with government policy and guidelines. The target districts may be increased based on the availability of the funds in the coming days.  


Coordination meeting with local, provincial and national government on MMH and overall response based on BCC strategy

Focus group discussions (if feasible) with existing groups (e.g., mother’s groups, men and children’s groups) – if context permitting. - Partners Nepal

Implementation of and monitoring use of bucket with tap and lid, hygiene items along with MMH behavior for handwashing at household level - Partners Nepal

Installation of foot-oriented hand washing station with regular water supply and drainage facilities at institutions, market place - Partners Nepal

Hand washing station at HHs level (Bucket with tap and lid) - Partners Nepal

Development of behavior change communication (BCC) strategy based on the local context for Community Health and Hygiene Promotion adopting MMH as one of the key programmes – roles, responsibilities and care work norms - Partners Nepal

Implementation of behavior change communication strategy based on local context including use of adapted Mums Magic Hands for Covid-19 - Partners Nepal

Hygiene Kit and mosquito net distribution in quarantine, isolation centers and communities

Orientation on hygiene kit and distribution to targeted beneficiaries

Support to local government to provide numbers of bed, and safety measure for quarantine centers,

Support fix and install temporary toilet in quarantine Centre-coordination

Support to establish foot operated hand washing station,

Support to provide temporary bathing units in quarantine Centre-coordination

Hand hygiene promotion in health facilities, quarantine centers and community through trained community volunteers

Paddle operated hand washing station with proper water supply, and drainage facilities in Quarantine, Isolation and Public places and strategic location of communities and government office

Regular provision of water supply for hand washing stations

Provision of temporary toilet establish and Improvement of toilet ensuring Child Gender Disability and ventilation with focus on Menstrual hygiene management

Broadcasting revised COVID-19 prevention message through television

Jingle through local FM

Awareness raising of available protection and other services toward to community (posters, flyers, radio, videos, or social media)

Dignity Kit

Established health desk, and help desk to share message regarding, COVID-19, GBV, referral mechanisms and linked with likeminded government agencies for protection issue in local level

Sharing the real experiences of the handwashing focusing on MMH and Covid-19 and gender /care work through story- telling, question answers, video blog, interview Partners Nepal

Support health and help desk in municipality to 1) provide information on culturally appropriate hygiene and health practices and behaviors focusing on MMH and 2) to dispel fake information on Covid-19 - Partners Nepal

Gender sensitive awareness raising through local FM radio, mobile messaging, mobile booths, print media, social media, testimonials and local service providers such as disc home - Partners Nepal

Draw attention to handwashing messages by rotation of message in strategic location - Partners Nepal

Psychosocial Counselling service at transit point including Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Psychosocial Support (PSS)

Anti-stigma message including protection and GBV messaging (Protection and SGBV flyer distribution)

Training to    local men and women leaders, self-help groups (e.g., mother’s groups, children’s groups, FCHVs) on MMH and covid through online or, face to face maintaining physical distancing   - Partners Nepal

Mobilization of trained local men and women leaders/ MMH champions to roll out MMH sessions at HHs level with application of PPE - Partners Nepal

Local level behavior through # tag campion on hand hygiene promotion through social media

Awareness raising and capacity building on Code of Conduct, Safeguarding, Care Work Burden

Coordinate with local government separating people by both sex and time of arrival at the quarantine centers,

Support local authorities to develop plan on which migrants goes to which quarantine center-coordination with local authorities at home district,

Baseline Assessment (knowledge, attitude, perceptions, fears, gender dynamics) and end line assessment with Gender Audit - Oxfam Nepal

Develop learning, sharing and knowledge management documents

Organize learning and sharing workshop

Conduct stakeholder joint monitoring visit

Local level coordination for advocacy, influencing and lobby for COIVD-19 prevention

Regular Monitoring and Photo story collection of all activities.

Rapid Assessment and Planning   with gender analysis at community level

Apply community perception tracker using Mobenzi/SurveyCTO to update MMH behavior and general practices - Oxfam Nepal

Review reflection and learning sharing workshop- Oxfam in Nepal

Development of Best Practices and Learning Document- Oxfam in Nepal


1.1    Local authorities understand vulnerabilities and behavioural triggers and provide supportive environment

1.2    Target population (Men, women and elderly people, people with underlying health conditions) know about appropriate hand-washing to prevent and reduce COVID-19 infection risks

1.3    Holding centres, Quarantines, Isolation and Vulnerable people receive WaSH services for prevention of COVID-19 transmission

2.1` Stigma is mitigated through responsive information

2.2 Influencing with local leaders supports improved gender norms

  1. Sustained Improvement in hygiene and health behaviours that limit the Spread of COVID -19.
  2. Gender norms promote equal distribution of hygiene and health related care work among women and men at the household and community level.


Poor, vulnerable and marginalised people get adequate awareness and inclusive hand washing facilities to prevent and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 and are able to strengthen the health resilience.

Budget Type:
Off Budget

Treasury Type:

Humanitarian Aid: Yes


Date of Agreement:  06-18-2020
Date of effectiveness:  04-01-2020
Proposed Start Date: 
Actual Start Date: 
Planned Completion Date:  03-31-2021
[Bagmati Pradesh] [Lalitpur (Patan)] 8.0%

[Bagmati Pradesh] [Sindhupalchok (Chautara)] 8.0%

[Madhesh Pradesh] [Saptari (Rajbiraj)] 8.0%

[Madhesh Pradesh] [Rautahat (Gaur)] 8.0%

[Sudurpashchim Pradesh] [Darchula (Darchula)] 8.0%

[Sudurpashchim Pradesh] [Baitadi (Baitadi)] 8.0%

[Sudurpashchim Pradesh] [Dadeldhura (Dadeldhura)] 8.0%

[Sudurpashchim Pradesh] [Kanchanpur (Mahendara Nagar)] 8.0%

[Sudurpashchim Pradesh] [Kailali (Dhangadhi)] 9.0%

[Lumbini] [Banke (Nepalgunj)] 9.0%

[Karnali Pradesh] [Surkhet (Surkhet)] 9.0%

[Madhesh Pradesh] [Sarlahi (Malangwa)] 9.0%



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National Plan
[National Development Plan (NDP)]   [Social Development Policy]   [Health and Nutrition] 100.0%

Nepal Sector Classification - HEALTH (100.0)%

Implementing/Executing Agencies

Donor Organization: 
  • Department for International Development

Counterpart Ministry : 
  • Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen 100.0 %

Executing Agency: 
  • Oxfam GB 100.0 %

Implementing Agency: 
  • NGOs 100.0 %
Department for International Development
Transaction Type Transaction Date Type Of Assistance Mode Of Payment Post Earthquake Assistance Aid Type Financing Instrument Amount
Actual Commitment 06-01-2020 Grant Aid Direct Payment No COVID-19 Pandemic Response Program Based Support 1,828,119 USD
Sub Total Actual Commitment: 1,828,119 USD
Sub Total Planned Commitment: 0 USD
Sub Total Actual Disbursement: 0 USD
Planned Disbursement 06-30-2020 Grant Aid Direct Payment No COVID-19 Pandemic Response Program Based Support 1,828,119 USD
Sub Total Planned Disbursement: 1,828,119 USD
Progress Achieved

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Key Problems: 

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