Poverty Alleviation Pilot Project

PROJECT LOCATION Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur, Districts
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 3
OTHER STAFF 9
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR International Fund for Agriculture Development, Rome
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 54
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 162
START DATE (Month/Year) July 1999
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) December 2000
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES US $ 71,000
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Dr. Pitambar Gautam worked as Project Leader and was responsible for study design, project implementation, supervision, data analysis and report writing.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

This was a support project to the Poverty Alleviation Project in Western Terai Districts implemented by the Ministry of Local Development with IFAD's financial assistance. The main objective of the project were to develop and introduce a participatory development methodology, operational methodology and targeting mechanism for poverty alleviation and to improve the household food and income security situation through the active participation of poor. The project activities were implemented in four VDCs of the Mid and Far Western Development Regions.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Social mobilization
  • Awareness raising
  • Participatory planning and targeting
  • Group formation and saving and credit activities
  • Capacity building through various training activities
  • Skill development training and preparation of various manuals
  • Capacity building of Ministry of Local Development staff at district level