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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 7 Monitoring and evaluating in the Nepal-UK community forestry project
Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 19882001 7 Monitoring and evaluating in the Nepal-UK community forestry project Raj Kumar Rai Background monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) was considered an important element of an The Nepal-UK Community Forestry Project effective communication strategy. However, works with fifteen hundred Forest Users while FUGs play a leading role in planning, Groups (FUGs) in seven of the hill districts of monitoring and evaluation have been largely extractive and carried out by the Department Nepal. It aims to improve the living conditions of Forests. But, with the ever increasing of local people by supporting FUGs to manage number of FUGs, the Department found it had community forests more effectively, sustainably and equitably. It is part of the insufficient resources to continue supporting government policy of transferring national the FUGs in this centralised manner. They felt forests to community management and works that by ensuring the FUGs learn to monitor with the Department of Forests and other and evaluate themselves, the process would also be more relevant and effective. district level organisations. The objective of working with FUGs is to help them strengthen In this context, the Nepal-UK Community their planning, monitoring and reporting Forestry Project is experimenting with ...