Nepal: Strengthening Decentralized Support for Vulnerable and Conflict-Affected Families and Children

Sovereign Project | 40115-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Strengthening Decentralized Support for Vulnerable and Conflict-Affected Families and Children
Project Number 40115-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9110-NEP: Strengthening Decentralized Support for Vulnerable and Conflict-Affected Families and Children
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Health - Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

At impact level the project reached out to 4,000 people who are vulnerable and conflict-affected in 5 districts, and successfully engaged most of them (3,979 beneficiaries) in training for income generation activities (IGAs) and cash grant of NRs 12,000 (about $176.5) per family.

The project intervention contributed to income increase by 36% to 45% within 1.5 years and most families sent their children (both boys and girls) to school and developed the habit of savings using the bank accounts opened to receive the cash grant from the project.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Component 1: In-depth assessment - 5 districts and 31 VDCs were identified as target areas. An inception report assessed the issues faced by vulnerable families and children in 5 districts and the funding was used to refine the design and implementation strategy of the Project.

Component 2: Capacity development - 30 mid-level government officials from various ministries participated in the diploma course, and 28 completed the course with certificate in 2011. 78% of participants in the mid-level Training of Trainers (TOT) found the training sessions are useful to increase their understanding of social protection issues and TOT skills.

Component 3: Piloting quality services - 4,000 beneficiaries were identified and trained in income generation activities. A total of 199 income generation activity trainings conducted in 5 districts. Grant distributed to 3,979 out of 4,000 beneficiaries. Final Evaluation Survey found that majority of grant receivers utilized all the grant money provided entirely on income generation activities, which include livestock raising (goat, buffalo, and pig), petty shops, vegetable farming, cycle repairing and sewing. Final Evaluation Survey reported that awareness of entitlements has increased on government social protection programs, ranging from 87% (senior citizen allowance) to 29% (endangered indigenous people allowance). 12 subprojects (4 in Bardiya and 8 in Rukum districts) for small scale community infrastructure were completed to support income generation activities.

Component 4: Project management, monitoring and evaluation - At the end of project implementation, final monitoring and evaluation study was conducted and the report was received in July 2012.

Geographical Location Nationwide

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Team of consultants: 4 international consultants (Project management specialist, legal specialist, social service management specialist, and business development specialist); and 17 domestic consultants (project management specialist - team leader, child protection specialist, legal expert, social inclusion services & gender specialist, business development specialist, social protection specialist, monitoring and evaluation, field research specialist)
Procurement All procurements under the JFPR grant were conducted in accordance with ADB's guidelines and procedures.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Gi Soon Song
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare
Ms. Mandira Poudyal
Dept of Women Development, Lalitpur


Concept Clearance 03 May 2006
Fact Finding 15 May 2006 to 27 May 2006
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Sep 2007
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2013

Grant 9110-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Oct 2007 10 Feb 2008 10 Feb 2008 31 Aug 2011 15 Jul 2012 23 Oct 2013
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 10 Oct 2007 0.00 1.36 68%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 10 Oct 2007 0.00 1.36 68%

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