FHI 360 has been working in Nepal for more than two decades to support local capacity building, civil society strengthening and governance, and health programs. Our work, grounded in rigorous research, aligns with the Government of Nepal’s development priorities and leverages high-quality technical inputs to provide value-added support to the country’s development efforts.
As a leader in HIV programming, FHI 360 works to improve the lives of the country’s most at-risk populations in sustainable ways. The Saath-Saath project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is successfully integrating family planning services into HIV programming, a landmark initiative of program integration for Nepal. The project also effectively uses the HIV platform to integrate gender-based violence awareness activities targeted at women and transgender sex workers.
FHI 360 is one of the consortium partners of the USAID-funded Suaahara II project, which focuses on improving nutrition for women and children. FHI 360’s role is to provide technical assistance in nutrition assessment counseling and support and in family planning.
The new constitution of Nepal, promulgated in September 2015, places greater importance on civil society through provisions to advance civic freedom and liberties, strengthening the basis for greater citizen participation in governance oversight and increasing the responsibility of civil society and the media to raise people’s awareness of their new rights and enable them to participate in decisionmaking that affects their lives. FHI 360’s Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project (CS:MAP), funded by USAID, best represents this national effort to create an environment of civil society strengthening and improved governance. FHI 360 partners with relevant government ministries, parliament and civil society to achieve this goal.
These successes have established FHI 360 as a leading human development organization that provides technical support to the Government of Nepal to increase quality and standardize services to those who need it most.