The British Council, in partnership with two national NGOs, is implementing a European Union grant supported project under its European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights. The project, Ensuring Rights through Skills and Voice (ERSV), has been implemented for the period of 30 months in Siraha and Gorkha districts.
The overall goal of the Project is to contribute to combatting the discrimination of the Dalit population, and to promote their access to economic, social and political rights. Furthermore, its specific objectives are: to increase the participation of Dalit women (some disabled) in economic activity and community groups, including Dalit CSOs and CBOs; and to actively promote the economic, social and political rights of Dalit Women in Gorkha and Siraha districts of Nepal.
The ERSVP commenced on 14 December 2014 and will be completed by the end of June 2017. An End Term Evaluation is an essential step in order to assess the output delivery, achievement of results and impact of ERSVP to the project catchment area and the beneficiaries as well. In addition, it is also important to identify lessons learned from this project which may guide the design and implementation of similar development projects in the future.