25/02 Meeting with Chief District Officier

Disclaimer: these are working notes taken during the field visit. They are provided here to give a sense of the conversation that took place in the field, and to put evidence in context. The notes have not been edited to be a final product. They might contain some inaccuracies and glitches. Information, findings will be further revised by checking reports, by crosschecking  additional evidence and in additional exchanges with key evaluation stakeholders

Dhading was suffering from the earthquake, donors did a great job.  The government is preparing for recovery; the government is still doing its own work, collecting the data because the current data is obsolete. They are again collecting the household data, in 2 or 3 months they will have an understanding of what is the scenario. Within two or three months they will know the situation, things will be clearer and they will know what the government can do and what will be the needs.

It’s great that INGOs have the data, but so far they have not received any data from the NGOs. The government will use it. The government has asked for data and reports. The government has received reports about what they did and updates, he is sure he has received those but on the situational updates and data, he is not sure.

What has been the capacity to reach those marginalized groups? CARE and Oxfam and partners have reported what they have done. He is not aware that they are sending assessment data to the Government. He thinks that it is better that if they all work together, work with the District Development Committee to prepare plans. He doesn’t want piecemeal information, it isn’t helpful. It is very difficult to assemble them and to see the big picture. He wants to make the plan holistic.

The Post disaster needs assessment (PDNA) has been done. It does not include what the conditions of the people are, the poverty levels, etc. Priority 1, 2 and 3 VDCs have been classified. CARE has been able to reach priority 1 and 2 VDCs have been reached, but the lower priority districts also have vulnerable people like Dalits that are in need.

There were prioritized districts where marginalized people lived pre-earthquake. Now they are extending the priority to go to the less affected district to target the marginalized people. An example is the Chepan people, they had small houses pre-earthquake, and even if they weren’t affected by the earthquake they are still in need.

They are doing a good job; he has visited the CFW site of Oxfam and it’s great.

 

 

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