End-line Evaluation of the Emergency Operations to deliver food assistance for flood-affected people in Mid-Western Nepal

Client

UN World Food Programme (WFP) Nepal

Project Period

July 2015- November 2015

Project Area

Banke, Bardiya, Dang and Surkhet

Practice Area

DRR

Cross Cutting Issues

Policy Influencing

The heavy rains and floods of August 2014 had severe adverse impacts on the lives of the people in the four Mid-Western districts – Bardiya, Banke, Dang and Surkhet. It led to casualties, people being displaced, and loss of crops and productive lands. This significantly affected their immediate and short-term food security and livelihoods.

In response to this, WFP initiated Emergency Operation project in these districts with the objective to improve the short-term food security and reduce vulnerability to hunger; and to provide employment opportunities by engaging them in assets/community infrastructures creation activities and vocational training activities.

Key activities

The objective was also to protect and rebuild their livelihoods and increase their resilience to future shocks. The specific objectives were to assess the extent to which the project has been successful in achieving its objectives; the broader impacts of the projects; and progress in meeting key project indicators.
These objectives were achieved through two major project’s activities: i) by distributing food ration to flood victims ii) by engaging them in assets creation activities and vocational trainings and providing cash in return.

Services provided by SW Nepal

In this context, the main objective of this assignment was met by carrying out an end-line evaluation.
The evaluation was carried out using a mixed method which included review of background documents, consultation meeting with stakeholders at regional and district levels, visit to 80 sample assets or schemes covering 19 VDCs, group interview with 80 User’s Committees, face to face interview with 300 beneficiaries and field observations.