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Final Evaluation of Kamlahari Practice Abolition (KPA) Project

Project Title: Final Evaluation of Kamlahari Practice Abolition (KPA) Project

Supported by: Plan International, Nepal

Project Duration: January 2016 to June 2016

COLARP conducted final evaluation of KPA Phase II project which Plan Nepal in partnership with local NGOs has been implementing the since 2010. The goal of KPA Project was to abolish Kamlahari practice in three project districts: Kailali, Kanchanpur and Dang by December 2015. The overall objective of this project was to contribute for the realization of rights of the children through abolition of Kamalari practice and enlarging opportunities for their overall development. Plan Nepal believed that school aged freed Kamlahari enjoy their right to quality education, economic poverty of freed Kamlahari and their families be reduced and their well-being promoted, and Kamlahari and vulnerable girls are protected and prevented from Kamlahari practices and other forms of violence.

The purpose of the final evaluation of the KPA project was to assess project progress against key indicators and any changes that have occurred in project communities during the project period since baseline survey. Major objective of the evaluation was to look at effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, sustainability and impact of the interventions to achieve the objectives of the project.

The evaluation has been conducted in the project districts and VDCs/ municipalities comprising Dang (11 VDCs), Kailali (38 VDCs and 2 municipalities) and Kanchanpur (19 VDC and 1 municipality). Ontologically, it has followed participatory and constructive research design involving both quantitative and qualitative methods of evaluation.