Mid-term/ End-term Evaluation of Dhading Disaster Response Programme (DDRP)
FDM conducted mid-term/ end-term evaluation of Dhading Disaster Response Programme (DDRP) of United Mission to Nepal. The mixed-method study covered all intervention VDCs of DDRP in Dhading district — Pida, Mahadevsthan, Jharlang, Ree and Lapa. DDRP was an integrated-approach programme, under which UMN had designed and implemented interventions in ten different components, namely — Shelter, Community infrastructure, WASH, Protection, Livelihood, Health and nutrition, Disaster Risk Reduction, Psychosocial and Trauma Healing, Good governance, and Organizational Development. FDM’s evaluation approach followed a similar integrated approach, where survey questionnaire and checklists for qualitative consultations was designed along interventions supported in each of the components. While five of the components that had already phased out were evaluated as end-term, other five components that will continue until 2020 are being evaluated as mid-term. The overall objective of the review was to assess the impact, effectiveness, efficiency, relevance and sustainability of the projects. The study also closely followed the DDRP’s cross-cutting issues in the programme — gender, conflict sensitivity and environment.