Feasibility Study and Project Formulation

NARMA has already prepared a number of project proposals and designed projects based on detail feasibility studies and pre-project technical assistance to the different clients. All projects designed with NARMA’s facilitation have been implemented.

All projects designed with NARMA’s facilitation have been implemented. These, among others, include Building Peace from Below currently being implemented by Rural Reconstruction Nepal through CIDA’s assistance, Agriculture Training and Extension Improvement Project implemented through JICA’s assistance and Cocoon Production and Processing Project again through JICA’s assistance NARMA’s Competencies regarding Project Planning Tools and Methodologies include the following:

· Use of the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework and Tools in Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
· Use of participatory methodologies and tools particularly stakeholder analysis and institutional assessment
· Building rapport with the clients and ensuring their ownership, which is one of the key factors
· Use of the Results Based Management System, Management for Development Results etc.

Rural development/local development

Name of the Project : Design of Post Project Support Programme in Bajhang, Bajura and Syangja
Date : May to August 2005
Area : Bajhang, Bajura and Syangja district
Client : CARE Nepal

Short Description
Conducted Participatory impact assessment of Poverty Reduction Project project in Bajhang and Post Project Support programme in Bajura annd Syangja and design of post project support programme using right based and advocacy approach in line with CARE Nepal’s post project support strategy which emphasizes strengthening of partner NGOs and capacity of CBOs for project sustainability.

Forestry, biodiversity and natural resources management

Name of the Project : Payment for Environmental Services in Nepal
Date : February to June 2009
Area : Lalitpur and Chitwan district
Client : Department of Forest Research and Survey

Short Description
Develop a mechanism for identifying and quantifying the environmental services and benefits accrued from the community forestry and make appropriate suggestions for developing an equitable PES mechanism and institutionalization in CF

Agriculture and food security

Name of the Project : One Village One Product (OVOP): Feasibility study
Date : October 2005 to March 2006.
Area : Kavre and Sindhuli district
Client : Japan International Cooperation Agency, Nepal

Short Description
Reviewed of potential agriculture commodities; conducted absorption capability of community for the marketing of potential commodities; feasibility study of marketing the potential commodity and OVOP product

Name of the Project : Project Document preparation for Promotion of Quality Cocoon Production and Processing Project in the Kingdom of

Date : March to March 2006
Area : Dhading district
Client : Japan International Cooperation Agency, Nepal

Short Description
Aimed at testing and verifying technologies for quality of cocoon production and to focus on the post harvest activities of cocoon, project will give attention to all those measures that affect production of quality cocoons