Water and Poverty Linkages in Mountainous Areas: A Case Study from Nepal

PROJECT LOCATION Kavre District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 2
OTHER STAFF 7
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR International Water Management Institute Colombo, Sri Lanka
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 12
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 42
START DATE (Month/Year) August 2002
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) January 2003
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES US $ 5,000
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Dr. Madan Prasad Pariyar and Mr. Purna Lal Shrestha were responsible for study design, survey supervision, data analysis and report writing.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

In addition to being a basic need for survival of living beings, water is key resource for development. There is a general acceptance of the relationships between water and poverty and the vital role of water resources in livelihoods of the poor. This study identified linkages between water and poverty for the improvement of water resources for the poor. The study also drew implications and developed guidelines for effective implementation of integrated water resource management for alleviation of water related poverty.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

CEAPRED provided Project Leader, support staff and logistic support to the Project. The following activities were undertaken:
  • Design of the survey, survey tools
  • Sample size and sample selection
  • Pre test and survey tools
  • Collection editing, coding of the questionnaire
  • Report write-up