Police unit Reconstruction Project for Effective Services Delivery and Improve Capabilities of the Police Phase 1

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Nepal Police Unit

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Project Period

April 2015 to September 2015

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Project Area

Ilam, Parsa

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Practice Area

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Cross Cutting Issues

A decade-long armed conflict destroyed more than 768 Police Units (PUs) around the country. Accordingly, Nepal Police (NP) has been undertaking reconstruction of Police Units over the past few years.

This phase of the PU reconstruction project seeks to reconstruct 43 PUs in 23 districts across the country. The reconstruction process is expected to enhance the service delivery capabilities of NP by enabling it to provide a comfortable, gender-friendly and accessible infrastructure, and effective security services to the communities. This assignment is undertaken to collect baseline information on a number of agreed indicators including a sense of security among locals, access to police services, crime levels, and sense of satisfaction among Police Personnel in the proposed locations of PU reconstruction.


The assignment sought to carry out a study to collect quantitative and qualitative information on selected indicators from the 43 PUs and their surrounding communities in 23 districts prior to PU reconstruction. These indicators would serve as a baseline against which projects output, outcome and impact will be assessed in the future.

Services provided by SW Nepal

Under this assignment, SW Nepal carried out questionnaire surveys in 602 beneficiary households and 172 police personnel in 43 PUs reconstruction sites.
In each PU, 14 households and 4 police personnel were interviewed. District level KIIs were carried out with 61 police officers that included SSP (Senior Superintendent of Police), SP (Superintendent of Police), DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police) and PU level KIIs were carried out with Inspector, SI (Sub Inspector of Police) and ASI (Assistant Sub Inspector of Police) in all 23 DPOs 43 PUs. A total of 6 FGDs were carried out in the 5 development regions.
Six PUs in 6 different districts were selected (Jhapa, Mahottari, Bara, Nawalparasi, Dang and Kanchanpur). Field site observation was also carried out of the 43 proposed PU reconstruction sites in 23 districts.