Evaluation of Livelihoods Based Self-Recovery (LBSR) Project in Nepal
World Jewish Relief
March 2018 to April 2018
Rasuwa, Lalitpur and Dolakha
World Jewish Relief (WJR) implemented a project titled “Livelihoods Based Self Recovery – Increasing the Income of Vulnerable People Affected by the Nepal 2015 Earthquakes (LBSR)” in Rasuwa, Lalitpur, and Dolakha districts. The project sought to enable 1300 smallholder farmers to become agricultural entrepreneurs and generate income from high-value vegetable crops in a sustainable way.
After the completion of the project in January, 2018, SW Nepal was assigned by WJR to conduct final evaluation of LBSR project.
The objectives of this assignment were:
- To assess the effectiveness of LBSR project.
- To assess sustainability of project’s benefits into the foreseeable future.
- To assess the replicability and scalability of the project.
- To provide practical, actionable and relevant recommendations to WJR for the replication of similar projects in the future.
Services Provided by SW Nepal
SW Nepal carried out the following activities to meet the assignment’s objectives.
- Developed quantitative and qualitative data collection tools.
- Hired, trained and mobilized 7 field researchers.
- Administered questionnaire surveys to 385 beneficiaries (farmers).
- Carried out Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) with relevant stakeholders including market system actors and project implementing partners in all 3 districts.
- Observed major markets, linkage between market system actors in all 3 districts.
SW Nepal delivered a comprehensive final evaluation report with findings and analysis on effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and market system development.