Project Example

Breakthrough ACTION Nepal

Systems Strengthening

From 2018-2020, Breakthrough ACTION is implementing a USAID-funded social and behavior change (SBC) systems strengthening project in collaboration with the National Health Education Information and Communication Center (NHEICC) and Family Welfare Division (FWD).

The project assessed SBC capacity at the federal, provincial (Karnali Province) and project municipalities in Jumla and Surkhet. Based on the assessment findings, CCP worked closely with NHEICC, Karnali Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), Karnali Health Directorate (HD), and municipality elected representatives (executive committee) and health staff to address SBC capacity gaps through trainings, mentoring, practical, learning by doing activities.

SBC Palika (Municipality) Package

The SBC Palika (municipality) package was simultaneously conceptualized, designed, field-tested and developed. The package is a job aid for municipality level personnel and stakeholders to plan, use and monitor SBC locally. The consolidated SBC Palika package has been reviewed extensively locally and provincially by stakeholders at the federal level. The project is now in the process of creating and testing a digital version of the SBC Palika package for easier access and use by 753 municipalities across Nepal.

Local Systems Strengthening to Reduce Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM)

This activity aims to strengthen the institutional and technical capacity of the Government of Nepal to design, implement, evaluate and coordinate effective programs to reduce CEFM in Province 2. Breakthrough ACTION is a partnership of Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs and SAVE the Children. This 3-year, $2.4 Million activity will work closely with the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MWCSC), Province 2, and select local-level government and non-government structures to ensure synergy and maximize impact. CEFM is a complex issue requiring an integrated, cross-sectoral approach at all administrative levels and across Education, Child Welfare, Health, Gender Equity/Social Inclusion (GESI), and Democracy and Governance (linking with Law Enforcement).

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: August 6, 2020