Western Uplands Poverty Alleviation Project

Project performance evaluation - Nepal.pdf https://www.ifad.org/en/web/ioe/evaluation/asset/41396109


The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD has prepared a performance evaluation report on the Western Uplands Poverty Alleviation Project (WUPAP), implemented in Nepal between 2003 and 2016. The project was designed to strengthen the capacity of 115,000 households to mobilize their own resources, gain access to external resource and “live their lives in dignity”. The report highlights that one of the main achievements of the project was the implementation of effective targeting approaches appropriate to various contexts. Through the community investment plan, virtually all IFAD investments reached the poorest beneficiaries and were spent according to their choice and needs. The performance was, however, weakened by the fact that the original integrated rural development project design was too complex for the fragile political context and remote districts. Poor road networks and infrastructures further hampered WUPAP’s achievements. As a result, the evaluation highlighted, among other recommendations, the need for Government stakeholders at all levels to provide strong and continued engagement in IFAD projects in the mid-and uplands.

Report Details


  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Report Type

  • Project/Programme


  • Nepal

Completed Date

  • Oct 2019

Consultant Name

  • Herma Majoor

Agency Focal Person

  • Chitra Deshpande

Agency Focal Person Email

  • c.deshpande@ifad.org


  • 654

Joint Evaluation

  • No

Pooled Funding Evaluation

  • N/A


  • SDG 1 - No Poverty