Samarth-NMDP is committed to sharing its best practices and lessons learned. In this section, you will find our most recent updates from the field, various case studies, research as well as more technical documents related to our programme.

November 09, 2016

An infographic of the gradual progress and milestones in the pig sector after Samarth-NMDP's intervention to uplift the sector.

August 31, 2016
Nepal is the third largest ginger producer in the world with an annual production of approximately 250,000 MT1. Despite being rich in climatic conditions that is suitable for the production of quality ginger, the current production is far below its potential. Difficulties in accessing post-harvest technologies and lack of information about the quality of Nepalese indigenous ginger cultivars are some of the major constraints that needs to be addressed to bolster trade and marketing of ginger.
June 06, 2016

Samarth is constructing 15 community seed storage facilities in 3 districts: Makwanpur, Tanahu and Lamjung, in response to the April/May 2015 earthquakes with support from UK aid

June 03, 2016

Samarth built 1000 livestock sheds in 3 districts - 600 in Makwanpur, 300 Lamjung and 100 in Tanahun, in response to the April/Ma y earthquake with support from UK aid

May 03, 2016
Based on the approved interventions across ten sectors, the programme expects to generate additional income among 365,200 beneficiaries with net additional income of £19,799,700 within March 2018. Out of this, 96,500 beneficiaries have already realized net additional income of £4,167,700 by March 2016. In total, nine interventions (refer to annex I) have contributed to achieve this. As per the logframe, the programme expects to increase net additional income of 300,000 beneficiaries by £24,000,000.
January 06, 2016

Field assessments and surveys indicate outreach is 72,000 farmers and small scale entrepreneurs with an average net attributable income change (NAIC) across the portfolio of £25 per person. This is just shy of the outreach target for Year 3 (75,000) but below the £80 target for NAIC. 

January 06, 2016

Making Molehills out of Mountains

The benefits of mechanization to smallholders have been known ever since hand was first put to ard over eight thousand years ago.  Since then there has been a steady evolution of technology into the leviathan tractors we see today which incorporate satellite technology and automatic steering. 

December 18, 2015
September 22, 2015

This manual sets out Samarth-NMDP’s Results Measurement System and explains how results are monitored and measured across the programme. The manual is intended primarily as an internal document and as a guideline for teams involved in the design, implementation and management of interventions. 

March 04, 2015

In Nepal, 55% of the population still lives on less than $1.25 per day, and 78% on less than $2 a day: gender and social exclusion have been found to be drivers of poverty3. Inequalities have also increased with a rise in the Gini coefficient (from 0.34 to 0.41 between 1995 and 2004), and it is clear that poverty continues to affect social groups to differing degrees. A recent report on gender disparities concluded that Nepal is one is the least equal countries in the world – ranking 115th out of 1344.

July 01, 2014

During Programme Year Two, beginning May 2013 to end April 2014, Samarth-NMDP has laid strong foundations for sustainable change across a range of agricultural markets, as well as recording the first signs of impact at the farm-level. Overall, working across eight rural sectors, evidence of progress towards systemic change has been recorded in five market systems, where Samarth-NMDP has successfully coaxed investment or change in how the private or public sector are doing business.

March 11, 2014
In the first part of the paper, the authors set out the tools and processes that a DFID-funded programme in Nepal, Samarth-NMDP, uses to help deal with market system 'messiness', building on existing good practice inmonitoring and results measurement from the DCED Standard. The second part of the paper details experiences of using these tools and processes during the programme’s first eighteen months of
implementation.
September 25, 2013

Samarth-NMDP has developed an Opening Portfolio of projects in five agricultural sub-sectors (ginger, dairy, fish, vegetables, and pigs)1. In time, the project portfolio will expand beyond these five projects to capture new opportunities and increase benefits to target groups. New projects are likely to be developed and run in:

September 24, 2013

During Programme Year One, Samarth-NMDP has developed an Opening Portfolio of five agricultural sub-sectors (ginger, dairy, fish, vegetables, and pigs) to begin activities in ten interventions: marking the first set of M4P projects ever to be implemented in Nepal. A number of interventions in the Opening Portfolio, most significantly in ginger, have already recorded evidence of progress towards achieving pro-poor systemic change.

March 14, 2013

A more detailed description of the Samarth-NMDP structure, including context, impact of the programme, the interventions, and how we manage for results.