Social Science Baha

Completed Projects

Companion Volume for Survey of Nepali People

Funding Agency: The Asia Foundation
Duration: 1 September 2017 to 31 March 2019
Social Science Baha produced a companion volume to complement the nation-wide ‘Survey of the Nepali People’ to provide a deeper analysis of the themes identified in the survey.
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Children in Emergencies: Situation Analysis and Policy Review

Funding Agency: Save the Children
Duration: 7 August 2018 to 30 November 2018
The objective of the situation analysis was to generate evidence on the key issues faced by 0 to 8 year-old children and their caregivers and how this impacts their learning, development and executive function in emergencies, and to identify the gaps in policy that protects children’s learning and development in emergencies.
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Health Services Strengthening Project Monitoring and Evaluation in Nepal

Funding Agency: Americares Foundation
Duration: 15 September 2016 to 15 August 2018
Americares and Birat Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT Nepal) implemented an 18-month health facilities reconstruction and health service strengthening project in Makwanpur district to support vulnerable healthcare systems and its catchment populations after the 2015 Nepal earthquake. SSB conducted baseline and endline studies to monitor and evaluate the need and impact of the project.

Political Economy Analysis of Labour Migration Governance in Nepal

Funding Agency: International Labour Organisation
Duration: March to June 2018
This study unpacked the dynamics of labour migration governance in Nepal’s changing governance landscape following the roll-out of federalism in order to inform ILO’s DFID-funded Skills for Employment Programme.

Fair Recruitment of Migrants Workers

Collaborating Partner: Tufts University
Duration: December 2016 to June 2018
CESLAM collaborated with Tufts University in the impact evaluation of the International Labour Organisation’s Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment of migrant workers. The impact assessment focused on the Nepal-Jordan corridor and worked with fair labour recruiters. The assessment aimed to determine the effectiveness of fair recruitment on debt bondage, excessive overtime, power mindset, migration, regret, cognitive dissonance, abuse, satisfaction, productivity, and firm compliance.

Civic Freedoms Peace and Sustainable Development

Collaborating Partner: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Duration: 1 March 2018 to 30 April 2018
The country case study under this assignment focused on two selected sectors relevant to the SDGs. The study also explored the SDG principle, leave no one behind, and how this may be affected by changes in the state-CSO relationship.
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Assessment of Labour Management System in Transport Projects

Funding Agency: The World Bank
Duration: 1 May 2017 to 31 December 2017
The prime objective of this assignment was to review past experiences and to recommend future improvements in the management of labour issues in transport projects in Nepal. The focus was on two Government of Nepal departments: i) the Department of Roads; and ii) the Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads. The study addressed the existing need to take stock of systems already in place and to identify any gaps where improvements in the future could provide for better management of risks/impacts associated with labour issues.

Evaluating Responses to the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes

Funding Agency: American Jewish World Service
Duration: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
The broad objective of this research was to understand the scale and manner of the humanitarian response triggered by the 2015 earthquake. It identified the major humanitarian organisations, both governmental and non-governmental, involved in relief and rebuilding efforts, and the working modalities adopted by these organisations to help the earthquake-affected population. The study also assessed the impact of these interventions on the target population and the larger society, while also exploring how and what specifically these external actors have or have not contributed towards developing community resilience that would allow people to respond better to future calamities.

Nationwide Justice Needs Survey in Nepal

Funding Agency: Open Society Institute
Duration: 28 November 2016 to 31 December 2017
The project developed and conducted a general population survey to provide robust statistical evidence on the extent to which civil legal cases, mainly related family and administrative, are experienced, by whom, and how they are dealt with in Nepal.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Project Evaluation Study in Nepal

Funding Agency: Americares Foundation
Duration: 4 May 2016 to 15 September 2017

Promotion of Access to Justice of Migrant Workers

Collaborating Partner: People Forum for Human Rights
Duration: May 2016 to September 2017