GENDER EQUITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION (GESI)
GENDER EQUITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION (GESI)
S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Scott Wilson Nepal/SWN) is a multi-disciplinary research and development consulting service provider established in 2000 AD. Our firm provides sustainable, innovative and cutting-edge solutions to some of the most prominent entities in Nepal – intergovernmental organizations, I/NGOs, private sector and the Government of Nepal. We have built a highly efficient institution that strives to provide the best quality value to its clients.
SWN has a network of approximately 400 national and international experts who are ready to support our assignments and initiatives.
What sets SWN apart from the competition?
- Highly experienced professional team
- Strong history of client satisfaction
- Extensive knowledge of national/local policies and regulations
- Experience in a holistic breadth of thematic areas
- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
- Program design and management
- Capacity building and workshop facilitation
- Research, policy development, data collection and analysis
Core Practice Areas:
- Gender and Social Inclusion
- Women Empowerment
- Education and Governance
Our understanding of gender related issues and practices:
Nepal is a signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and committed to ensure gender equality and social inclusion. Recognition of third gender, equality in parental property and end to age-old discrimination in issuing citizenship are only some forward-looking changes incorporated into the new constitution. SWN is determined in its effort apply recent policy and frameworks to address gender equality and social inclusion.
Researchers carrying out focus group discussions for the project: “Baseline survey for improved gender based violence prevention and response.” Client: UNFPA
A senior woman engaging in local livelihood activity
Focus group discussion for project: “Mid-term evaluation of strengthening implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.
Selected portfolio of our engagement in the area of gender and social inclusion (GESI):
Project Name: Assessment of GESI applications in rural water supply/WASH sector
Client: OXFAM UK
Project Outcomes: SWN carried out a GESI assessment as part of the large technical assessment of WASH activities implemented by OXFAM in earthquake affected districts. The study looked into how the women engagement impacted the delivery of the services and how improved portable water supply affected the livelihoods and saving of time for other productive activities.
Project Name: Consultancy service for comparative study on work load of men and women for care work and productive work in rural, periphery and urban areas of Nepal
Client: OXFAM Nepal
Project Outcomes: SWN delivered a comprehensive comparative report depicting workload on men and women for care work and productive work in rural, periphery and urban areas of Nepal. For this, our team of researchers carried out a total of 150 surveys with male/females and 6 focus group discussions.
Project Name: Gender and social inclusion (GESI) study in energy sector (Sudur Paschim Province)
Client: SNV (Netherlands Development Organization)
Project Outcomes: SWN delivered a comprehensive GESI report with baseline findings identifying needs that were specific to the poor, women and disadvantaged groups. The report also recommended tailored solutions and appropriate measures to ensure maximization of benefit for the program beneficiaries.
Project Name: Third Party Monitoring of Integrated platform for gender based violence prevention and response (IPGBVPR) in Nepal funded by World Bank
Client: National Women Commission (NWC), The Government of Nepal
Project Outcomes: SWN carried out baseline survey, annual monitoring and endline surveys to assess the satisfaction of GBV survivors with the helpline, and integrated GBV services provided by NWC’s primary implementing partners. SWN delivered key findings and recommendations to NWC to support services provided to GBV survivors.
Project Name: Final Evaluation of the USAID Nepal Combating Trafficking In Persons (CTIP) Project
Client: The Asia Foundation
Project Outcomes: SWN was assigned to undertook the final evaluation of the six year-long USAID funded Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) to assess the gaps, challenges and achievements of the program under each of its thematic components, i.e., Protection, Prosecution, Prevention and Capacity building and Coordination. SWN also carried out documentation of lessons learnt and success stories to analyze by what means the program strategies have contributed in making core interventions sustainable beyond the life of the project and provide recommendations for similar future interventions.
Project Name: Mid-term evaluation of strengthening implementation of the women, peace and security agenda
Client: UN Women
Project Outcomes: S.W. Nepal was assigned to undertake mid-term evaluation of the SIWPSAN project to contribute to assessing the progress or achievements of the project towards meeting its objective, with special emphasis on the sustainability of environmental, social, political and economic benefits of conflict personnel.
Project Name: Baseline study for improved GBV prevention response in selected districts of Nepal
Project Outcomes: S.W. Nepal conducted the baseline study to collect data for the impact and outcome indicators of the project, as per the project’s log frame. Study focused on gathering information related to perception and prevalence of various forms of GBV in the project districts, status of GBV survivors, role of community, quality, sufficiency and effectiveness of rehabilitation measures, etc.