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NEEDS Nepal, a non-profit, non-governmental organization, has been actively working in the social sector for the past 22 years since its establishment in 1999. Initially established as youth groups, the organization has been widely engaged in society for social transformation, good governance, and development. Over the years, NEEDS Nepal has implemented multiple programs aimed at empowering marginalized communities, promoting socio-economic development and social transformation, particularly for vulnerable groups such as children, women, persons with disabilities, Dalits, and Indigenous people in the entire districts of Sudurpaschim Province.

Through partnerships with various government and non-government agencies, NEEDS Nepal has been working on social awareness, good governance, safe migration, livelihood, disaster risk reduction, WASH, enterprises, and entrepreneurship programs within the prevailing policies and programs of the Government of Nepal, contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030. The organization is also a pioneer member of different networks and alliances at national, provincial, and district levels, such as Social Welfare Council (SWC), DPNet, NGO Federation, DRR portal, Health & WASH Cluster, and other sectoral alliances.

NEEDS Nepal has been undertaking massive campaigning, advocacy, policy dialogue, and other initiatives to generate evidence-based advocacy on the provincial and local levels and link them to the national level. With its wide range of programs and initiatives, partnerships, and advocacy efforts, NEEDS Nepal is helping to create a more just and equitable society in Nepal.


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  • Enhance access of the men & women to basic services such as food security and nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene, safe migration, health, education through awareness, capacity building and infrastructure support.
  • Improving income of men & women for sustainable livelihood transforming vocational skills, promotion enterprises, entrepreneurship & increasing access to finance through inputs on both agriculture and non-agriculture
  • Enhance resiliency of the vulnerable community at risk through preparedness, response, humanitarian support and practicing climate change adaptation measures.

Core Values

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  • Transparency : NEEDS Nepal is practicing to public audit of infrastructure development works and more than NPR 50 thousand on awareness, advocacy & campaignevents in respective communities.Being mission-focused, producing measurable outcomes, conducting program evaluations and developing and maintaining sound financial management are important elements of our accountability.
  • Good Governance : NEEDS Nepal have emphasized & practised to several policies, guidelines and administrative documents to support highly good governance and social justice in society as well in the organizational structures. It has emphasized in the organizational authority delegation & shifting responsibility & controlling system in the Executive Board, Senior Management team and Programme team in the absence of the respective people. Thus, the organization has been able to deliver effectively & timely to advocate the rights of poor, deprived, backward and needy people of communities by sensitizing the procedures of resources mobilization through local bodies.
  • GESI and Social Justice : We are highly emphasizing gender equality, social inclusion & social justice by incorporating our Human Resource Management Guideline, GESI guidelines, Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, code of conducts, staffing, our targeted selection guidelines and other project documents to operate the programme for inclusiveness.
    NEEDS Nepal priorities the Women,Dalit,Janjati, persons with disabilities, & deprived groupsduring staffs recruitments and more than 60% women are targeted in the communitie swherever NEEDS Nepal has been presented. NEEDS Nepal has been implementing various programs related to empowerment, humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction, socio-economic development, WASH, enterprises, entrepreneurship, business promotion through business model and increasing access on finance and social transformation particularly for children, women, dalit and indigenous people of the entire Lumbini & Sudurpaschim Province who are ultra poor, marginalized and vulnerable to different issues of the society.

Target Group & Working Area

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  • Working Area : Our intensively working area in Kanchanpur, Kailali, Ddeldhura, Doti, Baitadi, Achham , Bajhang and Darchula district in Sudurpaschim Province . We have working experience in Lumbini and Karnali Province, which can be extended through the country.
  • Target Group and Beneficiary : Ultra Poor, marginalized, deprived people from opportunities and rights, vulnerable, disaster affected Women, Children and youth. Which focus Dalit, Janjati and persons with disabilities.

NEEDS Nepal's Core Approaches

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  • Social Mobilization : NEEDS Nepal has a pool of technical experts in Humanitarian Response, DRR/CCA, Safe Migration, Health and WASH, Livelihoods, experienced team member who have worked in remote area of the Sudurpaschim & Lumbini Province through social mobilization for deprived and marginalized class of the society.
  • Coordination, Collaboration and Networking : We have strong coordination power in Sudurpaschim Province to social development and transformation. Till the date we are practicing DDMC, DPAC/MPAC meeting and develop joint monitoring with diff stakeholder. Our organization affiliated in DP-Net, NSSM, HPP, NDR-Net, AYON, NANGAN etc.
  • Advocacy & Influencing : NEEDS Nepal have been doing advocacy & influencing regularly through evidence base advocacy/lobby and campaign among the rights holder to make more accountable of the service providers. NEEDS Nepal has success to implement National Building Code 2060 Bheemdatta Mun, issue established India Migration, Humanitarian response, DRR and Climate resilience, Feminist Approach and youth leadership.
  • Organizational Development : The professional team of NEEDS Nepal has more than two decades of experience on capacity building of institutions. The team has extensive experience in the area of DRR/CCA, Humanitarian assistance, Safe Migration, Feminist approach and youth leadership, fundamental need (Education, Health & Nutrition).
  • Social Marketing : Team members of NEEDS Nepal have almost two decade of hands-on experience in social marketing of the climate smart technology, livelihood-food security, Economice development-self employment, safe migration, WASH products and services with different social structure, local, national & international forum.


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