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Operational considerations for designing and mobilizing community-based groups for improving food security and nutrition (English)

The role of community in local development has been a cornerstone of Community Driven Development in developing countries. In Nepal, community-based groups are an integral part of many large-scale programs, which use a range of social mobilization strategies to achieve their objectives. A recently conducted operations research of major food security and nutrition (FSN) projects in Nepal (Study of Operational Strategies to Reduce Malnutrition in Nepal) points to the importance of such strategies and offers practical lessons on operational considerations for project planners and implementers. This research brief highlights some of the major classifications of community-based groups and emphasizes the importance of considering the influence of inclusion and incentives (free grants, loan grants, "software" and "hardware" provisions) on group performance. Groups, once having built credibility in the community, can become a multi-purpose platform for implementing development activities, addressing socio-cultural constraints, and collective bargaining. Given the range of development projects and activities at the local level, the study finds the benefits of joint-programming to harmonize interventions being implemented to benefit common beneficiaries.

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  • Author

    Bashyal,Chhitij, Bhattarai,Manav, Al-Omair,Abeyah A.

  • Document Date

    2018/06/25

  • Document Type

    Policy Note

  • Report Number

    127691

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    China,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2018/06/27

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Operational considerations for designing and mobilizing community-based groups for improving food security and nutrition

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Bashyal,Chhitij Bhattarai,Manav Al-Omair,Abeyah A.

Operational considerations for designing and mobilizing community-based groups for improving food security and nutrition (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/890311530110730637/Operational-considerations-for-designing-and-mobilizing-community-based-groups-for-improving-food-security-and-nutrition