Evaluation of UK Government support to Nepal’s health sector 2004 – 2020

7 months
End date
July 2022

The UK Government is a key donor in health in Nepal, investing more than £280m to the sector over 16 years. The UK has invested in nine different interventions during the period of the evaluation, with the focus mainly on primary health care. During the period of 2004-20 there have been significant improvements in key maternal, child and reproductive health outcomes across Nepal. The aim of the evaluation was to review the evidence to establish whether there is a link between the improvements in health outcomes and the investments made by the UK Government. Specifically, the evaluation was to assess impact against the outcomes and test the assumptions from the evaluation theory of change to determine if:

‘UK aid support has transformed the Nepal health system, advancing the transition to Universal Health Coverage and generating positive outcomes in key National Health Sector Programme indicators on maternal, child, infant and reproductive health’

Our role

MannionDaniels led a team of experts to conduct a mixed methods evaluation. The team used both quantitative evidence from existing datasets, and qualitative evidence drawn from literature reviews and interviews. Interviews were conducted with Key Informant Interviews and researchers interviewed a sample of respondents from each of Nepal’s seven provinces.

The outcome of the work is currently under discussion with the UK Government team.

Who else is involved

This project was delivered solely by MannionDaniels.

Client: British Embassy Kathmandu Nepal.