Assessments, monitoring, project reports and evaluations are important components of NAFA’s project application and implementation process.
NAFA executive officers travel to Nepal each year (except in the Covid years of 2020 and 2021), at their own expense, to assess prospective applications and to monitor the implementation of projects previously approved by the NAFA management committee.
Applicants need to complete an application form and contribute either cash or in-kind to each project. Applications are assessed against criteria by a subcommittee of the NAFA management committee before a rated summary analysis of the application is submitted to the committee for consideration.
For larger or more complex projects and/or those funded through partnerships with like-minded philanthropists, reports and formal evaluations are undertaken by NAFA executive officers. Some of these evaluations have been undertaken by social work students from the University of Queensland, on placement in Nepal and supervised by NAFA’s Research and Evaluation Officer, Deborah Setterlund.
Examples of Evaluation and Project Reports are posted below.