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The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP)’s Country Programme (CP) has been supporting the Government of Nepal (GoN) to enhance the food and nutrition security of vulnerable communities and to increase their resilience to disasters since 1963. WFP has been implementing the Rural Community Infrastructure Works (RCIW) programme as part of its 5-year Country Programme for Nepal (2013–2017) in the districts of Mid- and Far Western regions of the country to ‘enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities prone to shocks and fostering their food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations.’
An outcome monitoring survey was carried out in eight programme districts of Mid- and Far-West regions: Dailekh, Jumla, Kalikot, Mugu, Achham, Bajura, Bajhang and Doti. The livelihood and asset creation component adopted three programme implementation modalities to implement the programme activities. The Cash for Asset (CFA) modality was adopted in Achham, Dailekh and Doti districts, the Food for Asset (FFA) modality in Bajura and Kalikot, whereas the Food and Cash for Asset (FCFA) modality was followed in Bajhang and Jumla districts. The survey covered 560 beneficiary households from 70 settlements, where livelihood asset creation projects (like rural road, irrigation canal, irrigation ponds, fish ponds, mule/foot trails, drinking water supply, plantation, agricultural land improvement, etc) were implemented. The achievements of the projects against the key indicators are briefly described below.