blog client


Himalaya Conservation Group and Oxfam Nepal  

blog project period

Project Period

Oct 2020- Nov 2020

blog project area

Project Area

  1. Tirhut Rural Municipality and Kanchanpur Municipality (Saptari District)
  2. Chandrapur Municipality and Brindaban Rural Municipality (Rautahat District)
practice area

Practice Area

DRR/DRM/Climate Change/Local Governance

cross cutting

Cross Cutting Issues

GESI / Environment Protection

The European Union (EU) funded Oxfam project “Enhancing Civil Society Organizations’ (CSO) roles as key development partners for climate resilient policies and practices,” seeks to improve climate governance at the local levels. The overall goal of the project is to benefit the population in province 2 and catchment areas through improved climate governance by strengthening Civil Society Organizations (CSO), ensuring the accountability of local government and enabling partnership for inclusive, and climate-sensitive actions.

Himalaya Conservation Group (HCG) is partnering with Oxfam Nepal in implementing the project in 4 municipalities of Province 2 focusing on women, youth, PWD and marginalised group engagement.

Objectives of the project

SW Nepal is assigned by HCG with the objective to carry out a Baseline study of the EU-funded Oxfam project. It seeks to generate benchmark data reflecting the current scenario in project areas. To develop the baseline, SWN summarizes the status of the Municipal Adaptation Plan (MAP) i.e. MAP’s provisions, capacity, actions and future plans and also explore information on climate change adaptation of the project Municipalities/Rural Municipalities.

Key activities and services by SWN

SWN activities include qualitative and quantitative survey to measure status of social, economic/financial, physical, natural and human assets of targeted communities/households (HHs), Women Empowerment Index, market actors and market system components within the framework of Project.

A series of activities are carried out by SWN to develop the baseline and include

  1. Developing baseline survey questionnaire and agenda checklists.
  2. Provide remote Zoom-based training and orientation to the project field team to conduct questionnaire, FGD and KII
  3. Collect 500 HHS data from field using Survey CTO and carry out data processing, cleaning and analysis.
  4. Determine whether the interventions contribute to the set of indicators and targets and to suggest appropriate interventions and modifications in the indicators if required.
  5. Prepare a comprehensive baseline report baseline on the study findings.


The baseline findings are important for a project going for implementation, and will be used by Oxfam and implementing partners in comparing baseline data and end line data. Furthermore, baseline data will highlight the existing status of youth, and potentiality of people with disability (PwD), marginalized community engagement and GESI in decision-making level designed project.


Disaster, Landslide Hazard, Advocacy, Risk Informed Planning, Local Government, Climate Resilience, GESI, Women and Youth, Marginalised, Civil Society Organisation (CSO).