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VSO Nepal Secure Livelihoods. Programme Area Plan 2012-2014. Aim. Increased off- and-on-farm livelihoods options and food and income security for poor and marginalised people specially women, in a way that is compatible with the environment and adapts and develops climate change resilience.

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Vso nepal secure livelihoods

VSO NepalSecure Livelihoods

Programme Area Plan


Vso nepal secure livelihoods


  • Increased off- and-on-farm livelihoods options and food and income security for poor and marginalised people specially women, in a way that is compatible with the environment and adapts and develops climate change resilience.

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  • Maintain peace

  • Capacity and Accountability

Outcome 1 increased food productivity with improved and more diversified income

Outcome-1: Increased food productivity with improved and more diversified income

  • Households reporting an increase in agriculture/ food production of households

  • Households reporting an increase in disposable income

  • Households reporting access to food with higher nutritional value (e.g. meat)

  • # of new income- generating initiatives

  • Retention of young men (who would ordinarily migrate) in their communities, and the impact on family well being in the hinterland;

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Outcome 2: Increased access and control by poor and marginalised women over important livelihood resources, and women’s rights are recognised and valued

  • Women reporting increased number of productive resources that they have access to and control of

  • # of property owned and controlled by women (land, house, livestock)

  • Women reporting increased skills and confidence in their livelihood initiatives

  • Increase number of women groups (farmer, saving credit, cooperative etc)

  • % of women representatives in the local government bodies and meaningfully participating in various development activities.

  • # of well established and active regional/national women livelihood networks

  • # of meetings with policy makes on women related issues.

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Outcome 3: Increased capacity and accountability among government and NGO service providers and greater inclusion of marginalized people in decision making related to livelihood issues.

  • Partners report increased management and organizational capacity to deliver livelihood services

  •  Communities have means and ways to keep local government accountable

  •  Communities report active engagement with government on issues affecting their livelihoods and communities (# of meetings)

  •   Community representatives participate in policy decision making at VDCs, district level

  •  # numbers of advocacy networks established and actively advocating with govt on livelihood issues

  •  # numbers of policies dialogue with authorities and change/effective implementation of policies.

  •  Number of campaigns launched

  •  Number of supporters (individuals and organisations)

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Outcome 4: Sustainable practises (e.g. farming) are followed and communities are able to adapt to climate change

  • Communities reporting an increase in use of environmentally friendly livelihood methods

  • People reporting greater knowledge on environmental and climate change issues in post-training tests.

  • # of people capable of and are articulating/ advocating climate change and environmental issues relevant to their communities.

Outcome 5 effective livelihood resources management framework is in place to maintain peace

Outcome 5: Effective livelihood resources management framework is in place to maintain peace.

  • Increase in the number of community assets and income as reported by beneficiaries

  • Increased % of community controlled assets/property 

  • Effected communities report lower levels of conflict/dispute  

  • #of disputes / conflicts addressed or solved 

  • # of negotiation meetings held



  • Direct intermediate beneficiaries: 1,500

  • community para agriculturists/ technical assistants, extension workers (120), staff of partners, board members (80), national volunteers/ interns etc (60), members of sectoral organisation, women organisation, VDC/ district staff, committee members, forest users groups (1,240)

  • Direct ultimate beneficiaries (services): 7,500

  • Poor and disadvantaged women and men particularly the Dalits, ethnic communities and disabled men and women, and girls.

  • Direct ultimate beneficiaries (policy change) 27,000

  • 6 strategic partners x 5 VDCs @ 900 population

  • Indirect beneficiaries : 7,500 X 4.7= 35,000

Range of interventions

Range of Interventions

  • Long Term and Short Term Volunteers

  • Diaspora

  • Youth

  • Workshops, Trainings

  • Advocacy, Campaigning (Community Actors, CA members supported by Long Term Advocacy Advisor and PolVols)

  • Networking/Coordination

  • Exchange and Study Tours

  • Research

  • Community Action project to develop response strategy



  • Workshop and training to partner organizations and its beneficiaries: Civic Rights and Awareness, Organic farming, Climate change mitigation, DRR, Food habit /nutrition, Rain water harvesting

    • IG activities (skills and managerial) training: Strengthen community groups (Micro-finance, Cooperative, Village tourism, Seed bank, entrepreneurship etc)

  • Strengthen/establishment of networks among the stakeholders, Partners delivery livelihoods projects to communities (Small Grants)

  • Lobbying and Advocacy: Training on rights based approach and practices, Access and control over natural resources, Rights to information, Budget analysis, Existing policies and procedures

    • Campaign on policies issues

    • Value Chains Research

  • Mobilization of youth

  • Learning and exchange visit

Volunteer planning

Volunteer Planning

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M & E

  • Baseline data collection

  • Includes annual beneficiary count

  • Includes annual assessment against standardised quality standards

  • Annual partnership review

  • Annual programme area review

  • Final programme evaluation

  • Social audit

Risk and mitigation

Risk and Mitigation

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