DFID funded support to Nepal’s Livelihoods and Forestry Programme (LFP) 2002- 2013
What role did CIDT play?
The Livelihoods and Forestry Programme (LFP) was a long term bilateral aid programme funded by DFID. Following an international competitive bidding process CIDT was awarded a five-year DFID contract (2008-2013) worth £14.7 million to provide technical, management and financial advisory services for phase two of this programme
Building the team
An innovative partnership was established between the Nepalese LFP programme management and CIDT, which employed a Nepalese programme manager – Vijay Shrestha – and recruited a British technical adviser – Peter Branney – to support him.
Head of Centre Philip Dearden gave time to programme direction and a team of national specialist staff were employed to work with district forestry staff and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Complementing the 130 full-time Nepalese staff, CIDT provided 120 person months of technical support for community forestry, rural livelihoods and enterprise development activities.