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Disaster Risk Management

Tayar Nepal - Improved Disaster Risk Management Project

Project overview

With the financial support from USAID’s Tayar Nepal under Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), World Vision International Nepal implemented Tayar Nepal - Improved Disaster Risk Management Project that aims to strengthen the capacity of Nepal’s disaster risk management and preparedness institutions. The project has two sub-projects: Cash Transfer Programme Technical Assistance and Household Disaster Preparedness Project.

Household Disaster Preparedness Project (HDPP) aims to enhance the capacity of individual households and communities for better disaster preparedness and response. Implemented in partnership with Conscious Society for Social Development (CSSD), a Kailali based NGO, the project will benefit 550 households directly and 1,647 households indirectly in Kailali District. This year-long project, designed through need assessments and using past learning and input from consultations with stakeholders and beneficiaries, has been implemented in Lamkichuha Municipality of Kailali District in Sudurpachchim Province. The project seeks to solve four overarching and recurrent problems: a) Target communities have prolonged exposure to disasters, in particular annual floods which affect life and livelihoods; b) There is limited understanding of tools and criteria for the identification and categorization of vulnerable households, at community levels, to address basic and specific needs of the most vulnerable households (e.g. children, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, single/pregnant/lactating women, etc.); c) There is an inability of existing DRR mechanisms to link household vulnerability to community and municipality level risk reduction plans and programmes; and d) There is inadequate efforts to reach at household level to foster capacities and to reduce vulnerabilities.

Cash Transfer Programme Technical Assistance aims to provide implementation support to prepare, support, and strengthen Nepal’s disaster response and recovery system to assess and respond to the second-order impacts of COVID-19. World Vision conducted an integrated mix of cash transfer programme interventions, which included market assessment; capacity building of municipalities on developing beneficiary selection criteria; developing mechanisms for cash for work; and conditional cash transfer interventions, among others. The project was implemented across 12 municipalities of 10 districts (Kailali, Bardiya, Surkhet, Dailekh, Dang, Nawalparasi West, Dhading, Rautahat, Sarlahi and Dolakha).

Key achievements


Schemes completed


Schools repaired


Drinking water facilities improved


Roads improved


Lake clearance and Irrigation canals improved


Foot trails improved


Compound walls and fencing completed


Community buildings constructed
Pipeline construction

Cash for Work made access to clean water possible in Kailali

The pipeline that connects the community with the reservoir of 225,000 liters capacity, now supplies safe drinking water to more than 600 vulnerable households with children. The impact of this Cash for Work will directly benefit almost 3,000 people including children in the two wards of Godawari Municipality.

Supported by USAID’s Tayar Nepal 

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