Inter Agency Common Feedback Project: Community Perception on Development Objectives

In mid-2017 the Inter Agency Common Feedback Project (CFP) won a grant from the UN Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO). The purpose of this grant was to build on the humanitarian work the CFP has been doing around community voice and accountability, and pilot its approach in a development context. Specifically, the purpose of this project was to capture the feedback from the least developed communities on their priorities around the four themes of the 2018-2022 UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).  Without knowing or understanding the perspectives and priorities of the most vulnerable people, we cannot ensure programming is effective or appreciated. By taking the voices of communities into account from the outset of the new UNDAF period, the development sector can ensure it is designing programmes that fill the gaps expressly identified by those in need of support.  This report presents the results of an 1800 respondent community perception survey, conducted in October 2017 in Kailali, Achham, Bajura, Mugu, Dailekh, Rukum, Mahottari, Sarlahi and Rautahat around the themes of Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth, Social Development, Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation and Governance and Rule of Law.  In the spirit of “leave no one behind” this survey was designed to specifically target those communities in which there is a clear gap in the progress being made on issues of importance in the new UNDAF, including gender equality, human poverty, access to facilities and vulnerability to natural hazards. The intention of the findings is to shed some light on why these communities are being left behind, and provide some insight into what might be needed to ensure they catch up as the UN Country Team moves into its next five-year development programming cycle. 

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