Poverty and vulnerability are closely related and mutually reinforcing. Vulnerability, which can be thought of in terms of aspects such as exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity, may influence household behavior and coping strategies, making it an important consideration for poverty reduction policies.
Nepal has made successful strides in reducing poverty from 25.2 percent in 2011 to 21.6 percent in 2015. But these numbers belie a harsh reality: huge disparities and inequalities persist between regions and social groups. Underdeveloped trade and industry, low agricultural productivity, and lack of access to affordable credit are among the key factors contributing to high unemployment rates and the relative weakness of Nepal’s economy. The massive earthquake in April 2015 further undermined efforts to reduce poverty by taking lives of thousands, and destroying public and private infrastructures worth billions of dollars. An estimated additional 700,000 people were pushed back to poverty, while thousands more lost their livelihood opportunities for decent living.
SW Nepal has been providing services in projects which designed to help reduce poverty. SW Nepal has worked in projects which will help employment creation, policy development and influencing, utilization of local resources, capacity building. SW Nepal has completed its assignments successfully which are directly related to poverty and vulnerability reduction such are Beneficiary Satisfaction Survey for the Karnali Employment Programme (KEP) and Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) Programme Framework Preparation. SW Nepal has shown its capability, understanding and importance in previous projects.