Community Score Board Digitization

The Community Score Card (CSC) is a two-way and ongoing participatory tool for feedback, accountable management, planning, monitoring and sharing responsibilities to improve public service quality. The reality of social distancing context and other restriction imposed due to COVID-19 pandemic urged CARE Nepal to find alternative ways of digital solution so that all associated CSC processes can be carried out and supported through remote working modality, without leaving any gaps in CARE’s efforts to ensure governance and accountability system.

 

Rapid Gender Analysis on COVID 19 Nepal, 2020

Since the onset of the global Coronavirus Pandemic, the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) identified the need to highlight the gender and intersectional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. A Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) was conducted to understand the gender differential impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable and excluded groups. The RGA was also conducted to comprehend how existing gender and social inequalities have been exacerbated by the pandemic in the community and in quarantine situations in Nepal. Download to read more.

Self-Applied Technique for Quality Health

A social sampling tool that enables health mothers groups (HMG) to map the population out of reach with the maternal health services; identify and assess community health challenges, focusing on maternal and child health; seek resources as preparedness to minimize the potential risk for maternal and neonatal health; and advocate for access and quality improvement for the available services has been used in more than 2,358 mothers’ groups in 44 districts of Nepal.

Health related orientation and planning at local level: Reference Document

The document is prepared by the National Health Training Center (NHTC), a government agency responsible for overseeing all health training activities at the all levels, with the technical assistance of CARE Nepal. The document was drafted following consultation with local government representatives and referring to all the relevant administrative, technical and procurement related document of Government of Nepal. The documents aims to facilitate the local government in health program planning.

Tipping Point: Program Recommendations

Hold joint dialogue sessions with girls’, boys’, and parents’ groups together so that all can benefit from shared discussions and learnings and can develop mutual respect and understanding. Separate sessions that are gender and age-specific are still important and effective moments for facilitating learning and conversation among peers in safe spaces, but joint dialogue sessions can allow for shared learning and discussions between groups.

Tipping Point: Policy and Recommendations

The evaluation shows some positive examples of how building relationships between the project and local governments has helped to garner resources for girls and to work with structures such as the Village Child Protection Committees (VCPCs) to promote girls’ rights, which contributes to achieving national goals such as ending child marriage by 2030. A systematized approach to resource allocation to ensure girls’ rights are fulfilled would include gender responsive planning and budgeting at municipal level.