Case Studies

Mathilde Lefebvre

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August 2012

Rapid Rural Appraisal: A qualitative assessment in Jumla, Nepal

The information collected in the actual M&E system of the Western Uplands Poverty Alleviation Project (WUPAP) is mostly quantitative and thus the project faces sometimes some difficulties to explain the obtained results and observed changes and to capture the beneficiaries’ vision and specificities of the communities where it is implemented.

In order to complete the WUPAP M&E system, a qualitative study has been carried out in Malabhid, a community of Jumla district, where the project is implemented from 2003. This study, presented in this case study, takes a leaf out of the Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) methodology, which is a qualitative and participatory approach.

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Daniel Da Silva - May 2012

Leasehold and Community Forestry, two approaches of forestry conservation policies in Nepal

Review of the advantages, issues and possible synergies between two communities based approach of forestry.

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Daniel Da Silva - May 2012

Identifying the key success factors of an efficient M&E system

This document includes: i) explanation of the outline of the project and its organization, as it is an essential tool to understand the rationales of the M&E system, ii) presentation of the objectives of the M&E system, iii) description of the current system, including the dedicated staff, indicators and information gathering method, MIS, communication and iv) analysis of the strengths, weaknesses and possible adaptation of the key success factors to other projects in Nepal.

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Mathilde Lefebvre

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April 2012

The Monitoring and Evaluation System: From theory to practice

Monitoring of activities and measuring their impact is crucial as it ensures improvement-oriented critical reflection, allows development programmes to better manage their interventions and maximize their impact. "It can make foreign aid more effective if we pay close attention to monitoring – improving the quality of data, using data to inform project decisions and becoming more tolerant of failure" (V. Rao, The Globe and Mail).

To improve the impact of IFAD-supported projects, it is a requirement for projects to build and implement an M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation) system, with the support of IFAD.

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Daniel Da Silva - April 2012

Building a reliable and efficient system of Monitoring and Evaluation

This case study aims to describe the current M&E system of the Leasehold Forestry and Livestock Programme (LFLP), to analyze its strength and weaknesses. This case study will also emphasize lessons that can be learned from LFLP’s issues, and will present some possible improvements to this system. This presentation will be integrated in a four case studies group led on M&E systems of current IFAD financed projects in Nepal (LFLP, HVAP, WUPAP and PAF).

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Mathilde Lefebvre

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June 2012

Case Study: Monitoring and Evaluation System: An example of DCED Standard and RIMS integration

The nature of the HVAP, based on the development on various value chains, demands that its Monitoring and Evaluation System captures both the market dynamics per value chain and infuses social indicators. Thus, it was decided to develop a Monitoring and Evaluation system that carries the essence of two results measurement systems: the Result and Impact Management System (RIMS) and the Donor for Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) Standard.
 
Hence, this case study aims to explain the adjustments that were necessary in order to combine both systems into the M&E system.
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Louise Duquesne - March 2013
The success of a Community Organization: The micro hydro project in Foliban– Rolpa District

WUPAP was facing difficulties during these last months and it is now the time for the establishment of the Phase III. Thanks to the Supervision mission conducted in the mid-March 2013, a study has been led to visit a village which has successfully conducted a community project.

This case study aims to present a fulfilled community project in Rolpa, beneficiary district of WUPAP. Its objective is to present how a community project can become a success and strongly improve the livelihoods of inhabitants. 

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Louise Duquesne- April 2013

WUPAP Phases I and II: Results and Impacts

This case study aims to give a global overview of the results and impacts of WUPAP during the first and second phases.

The study of the indicators at the output, outcome and impacts levels for each component of the project reveals a mitigated situation. Indeed some activities are running very better than other and target better the beneficiaries.

The most important here is to see that the project has managed to reach good results at the impact level at the end of the two Phases and promise to improve even more the livelihood’s beneficiaries during its last phase. 

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Louise Duquesne- May 2013

Linking IFAD's Projects

The aim of this case study is to point out the links and the coherence between the different IFAD’s projects in Nepal.

Firstly a presentation of the global IFAD’s strategy in Nepal will be done. 

Then two projects will be studied, WUPAP and HVAP. For each of them, a description will be done presenting their implementation area, their goals and targeted beneficiaries. A case study on a specific community beneficiary will follow the presentation. Those two case studies have been made thanks to field visits with staff project. They illustrate the first part and show a very concrete situation.

Finally the link between the two projects will be done demonstrating how a WUPAP community, beneficiary of social activities, could become beneficiary of HVAP which gives more economic supports.

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Lorina Sthapit - January 2013

Case Study: Leasehold Forestry: A livelihood strategy

The field visit was between 28/12/2012 and 01/01/2013. The primary information and data were collected by conducting in-depth interviews and focus-group interviews with LFUG members and the local social mobilizers. We also visited the leasehold forests. For the secondary data, LFLP’s publication, IFAD’s reports and other relevant journals were consulted. The interviews were video-taped with interviewee’s consent to obtain accurate data which would be less possible by taking notes. 

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Lorina Sthapit - November 2012

The Poverty Alleviation Fund’s Income Generating Activities in Rolpa

 

The objective of this case study is to contribute to IFAD’s knowledge sharing and learning process and to use best practices and lessons learned in strengthening the project activities.  The aim is to analyze the projects at the field level and use this information to better understand the process. The focus is on the Income Generating Activities (IGA) implemented by Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) in Rolpa District in Nepal. The intention is to review the impacts of the income generating activities initiated by PAF in the rural context and evaluate the ways in which these activities can reduce the vulnerabilities and contribute to empowerment of women involved.

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Lorina Sthapit - January 2013

Pinara Khola Micro - Hydro Power

This report analyses micro-hydro and water supply projects implemented under Western Uplands Poverty Alleviation Fund (WUPAP) in Humla district of Nepal. This case study is not intended to disparage the project objectives, on my part, but to critically assess it from a gender perspective. This report comprises of three parts: summary, critical assessment and recommendations. In the first part, project objectives, description of target beneficiaries, outcomes and outputs, project procedure, the problems addressed and the solutions envisaged are acknowledged. The second part is where a thorough critical assessment of the project is done from a gender viewpoint, emphasizing the ‘Gender Planning Framework’ by Caroline Moser and Naila Kabeer’s ‘Social Relations Framework’, where the project benefits- for men, women, children and the community- are discussed and analyzed whether it has encouraged gender equality or reproduced gender inequality. And in the last part, some useful recommendations are put forth on how the project can become more gender-responsive.

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Lorina Sthapit - December 2012

Stories from the field - Humla, Rolpa, Dailekh

This is a collection of stories, not necessarily success stories, from the field. It consists of eight different stories from three districts of Nepal- Humla, Rolpa and Dailekh- where Western Upland Poverty Alleviation Fund (WUPAP) is supporting development projects. WUPAP is one of the five ongoing projects of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)- fifth one is a new seven-year agricultural project in Nepal called ‘Kisanka Lagi Unnat Biu Bijan Programme’- Improved Seeds for Farmers Programme (ISFP) starting this year.

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