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Baseline study for Reproductive Health and Rights for Accelerating Impacts (RHEA) project

FDM was contracted to undertake the Baseline study for the RHEA project by UNFPA. UNFPA Nepal was implementing the Reproductive Health and Rights for Accelerating Impacts (RHEA) project in Madhesh and Sudurpaschim province with support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy. The goal of the project was to accelerate reduction of unmet need for family planning with special focus on adolescents and youth. The project was aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s commitment to “leaving no one behind” and Norway’s strategic development objectives. The main purpose of the baseline study was to establish a baseline against which progress and success can be measured throughout the project lifecycle. The baseline information used for comparison and evaluation of the project’s impact and effectiveness after completion.

Donor: UNFPA

Quantitative Sample: 1,984 survey with women of reproductive age and adolescents attending school

Qualitative Sample: 24 FGDs, 28 KIIs, 8 IDIs, 8 Interactional workshops

Study areas: Bajhang, Bajura, Rautahat and Sarlahi

Duration: April 2023 – July 2023

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