Adaptation for Smallholders in Hilly Areas Project (ASHA)

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Adaptation for Smallholders in Hilly Areas Project

ASHA will build on previous successful IFAD projects promoting community development, agricultural production and environmental protection in Nepal. Over the next six years it will strengthen the adaptive capacity of communities and institutions to contend with climate change risks.

The project will be implemented in ten vulnerable districts. Phase I (years 1-3) will focus on six districts in Mid-Western Region: Jajarkot, Kalikot, Dailekh, Salyan, Rolpa and Rukum. Phase II (years 4-6) will either intensify project activities in these districts or scale up to other central and eastern regions. The project will target poor women and men, landless households, and ethnic minority and other socio-economically marginalized groups.

Status: Closed
Approval Date
13 September 2014
2014 - 2022
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 37.62 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 25 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 6.64 million
Beneficiaries US$ 5.98 million
Financing terms
DSF Grant
Project ID
Project Contact
Roshan Mr Cooke

Project design reports

Project design reports

Final design report, July 2014 Region: Asia and the Pacific

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Project completion report




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