VDRC-Nepal (Vijaya Development Resource Center)

Major Accomplishments

VDRC-Nepal in its almost four decade long history has accomplished several program and project activities, of which selected ones are outlined below.


Literacy Program, Chitwan and Nawalparasi

Support: Room to Read

Objective: To improve reading habit and skill of children through establishing library in public school

Period: 2007 – 2017


Integrated Development Program for Poverty Alleviation 

Support: Poverty Alleviation Fund

Objective: To alleviate poverty through inclusive development of downtrodden section of community

Period: 2014 – 2017


Mini Leprosy Elimination Campaign

Support: Damien Foundation

Objective: To prospect leprosy infected people referring them to health facilities to onset medication

Period: 2018


Support: USAID

Objective: To improve nutritional status of 1000 days mother through homestead food production and marketing

Period: 2016 – ongoing


Local Governance and Community Development Program, Nawalparasi

Support: DCC Nawalparasi and Bardghat Municipality

Objective: To improve living standards of the people through community-led development, efficient service delivery and good governance

Period: 2014 – 2017 ongoing


Improve Implementation of RTI in Nepal to Promote Good Governance

Support: NIC/CCRI

Objective: To increase use of Right to Information Act-2064 at all level

Period: 2013 – 2015


Village Model Farmers Capacity Development Program, 25 districts

Objective: To support local implementing partners (NGOs) of SUAAHARA in enhancing capacity and skill of selected VMFs

Period: 2013 – 2015


Capacity Building of Cooperatives, Dadeldhura, Doti, Achham and Bajura
Support: SAFAL/Blueberry Hill Charitable Trust

Objective: To develop three years business plan for cooperatives operating in SAFAL project districts

Period: 2013 – 2015

Monitoring for Enhancing Accountability Program
Support: PTF/CARTA and Helvetas, Swiss Inter-cooperation

Objective: to promote good governance and social accountability among concerned stakeholders of WB-funded EVENT Project

Period: 2013 – 2014


Enriching Local Agency for Enhancing Public Service Program, Nawalparasi and Chitwan
Support: CECI/PRAN

Objective: To increase access of people in the improved public services delivery

Period: 2012 – 2014


Participatory Democracy Initiative, Nawalparasi
Support: Action Aid Nepal

Focus: Good governance at local level, aimed to increase democratic participation of disadvantaged groups at all levels

Period: January 2012 – December 2013 

Promotion and Strengthening of Social Accountability for Good Governance at Local Level, Nawalparasi

Support: CECI/PRAN

Objective: To improve efficiency of the community schools by making both community and the schools management fully aware of their rights, duties and entitlements

Period: November 2011 – September 2012


Enhanced infant and young child feeding practices, Palpa and Makawanpur

Support: World Bank and UNICEF

Objective: To contribute towards reduction in anaemia and general malnutrition in young children

Period: November 2009 – September 2011


School Physical Infrastructure Program, Chitwan, Nawalparasi and Rupandehi
Support: Room to Read

Ojective: To construct school buildings

Period: 2009 – 2010

Equity and Access Program for Safe Motherhood, Nawalparasi
Support: Action Aid Nepal

Objective: To reduce vulnerability of pregnant women while delivery and to protect child life from such cause

Period: 2008 – 2010


Food Security Program, Nawalparasi
Support: Action Aid International

Focus: Right to have land of Majhi, Musahar and Bote community

Period: February 2006 - December 2011

Enhancing and Protecting Interventions, Sankhuwasabha

Support: DDC Sankhuwasabha and RAP/DFID
Objective: To uplift the socio-economic situation of the road building groups 
Period: July 2003 - June 2005 

Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Program, Gorkha, Tanahun and Nawalparasi

Support: Fund Board - FINNIDA, World Bank/Govt. of Nepal
Objective: To support the community to improve their drinking water supply system and sanitation development 
Period: January 2003 - December 2010


Decentralized Actions for Children and Women, 23 districts

Support: UNICEF and Ministry of Local Development

Objective: Build capacity of DACAW frontline workers

Period: 2002 – 2014


Poverty Alleviation Program with focus on Poor Women, Tanahun

Support: Royal Danish Embassy/DANIDA

Objective: To uplift the socio-economic conditions of the poor and disadvantaged people in the eight VDCs of Tanahun district with a special focus on women 
Period: November 2001 - November 2005 

Improvement of Situation of Child Laborers Program, Doti

Support: GTZ/ISCL

Objective: To improve living conditions and development chances of working children. 
Period: January 2000 - March 2006 

Self-help Capacity Promotion Program, Sindhupalchowk

Support: Nepal Australia Community Resource Management Project
Objective: To support forest user group in formulation of their community development plan 
Period: April 1999 – December 2003 

Expansion of Employment Opportunities of Women, Nawalparasi

Support: ILO Kathmandu
Objective: To improve socio-economic condition of rural women 
Period: April 1999 – December 2001 

Institutional Development at Local Level for Self-help Promotion Program, Sankhuwasabha

Support: GTZ/NGO-FP
Objective: To reduce poverty through institutional development of local organizations. 
Period: 1999 - December 2003 

Self-reliance Promotion Program, Palpa

Support: LISP/Helvetas
Objective: To improve Socio-economic condition of rural people
Period: July 1995 – June 1996 

Self-help Capacity Development Program, Parbat

Support: GTZ/FfW
Objective: To enhance capacity of user groups to plan, implement, and maintain Food for Work projects according to RCIW guideline 
Period: July 1995 – June 1996 

Promotion of Community Entrepreneurship Program, Bhojpur

Support: Plan International
Objective: To support micro-credit program to promote community entrepreneurship 
Period: June 1995 – August 1998 

Self-help Initiative Promotion Program, Kapilvastu and Parbat

Support: GTZ/NGO-FP
Objective: Reduce the poverty through institutional capacity building of Local Support Organizations and Self-help Groups 
Period: 1995 – 2004 


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    Vijaya Development Resource Center

    Gaindakot-8, Vijayanagar, Nawalparasi Nepal
    Tel: +977-78-501100 / 402 / 172
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    Email: vdrc@vdrc.org.np


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