Gana Pati Ojha

Lead Consultant, Sustainable Soil Management Programme (SSMP)/ Helvetas, Switzerland: Katmandu, Nepal

July 2006- November 2006

Impact evaluation of the Ultra-Poor Programme of SSMP in Nepal. Activities included preparation of survey design and methodology; development of instruments for gathering both qualitative and quantitative data; selection of survey sample and control groups; field testing of survey instrument, adjustment of survey instrument to reflect lesson learned during the field test; finalization of the survey; administering the survey; interviewing respondents; stakeholder consultation; data entry and analysis. Other activities included team formation and orientation, team mobilization, monitoring of team performance, preparing inception report, orientation training for enumerators, overseeing generated data, supervising fieldwork, drafting and finalizing report, presenting and sharing findings in a national workshop. Major analysis included change in human, physical, financial, natural, political and social capitals and food security situation; gender and social inclusion; programme and cost-effectiveness; economic, environmental and social impact; benefit-cost analysis of major agriculture and livestock commodities; sustainability and up-scaling; and developed recommendation for post project support activities.