FIELD Report 3: Delivering Microfinance and Social Services in Conditions of Fragility in Nepal

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Authors: Jay Banjade
  • Organizations: Save the Children
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

Natural disasters, civil conflicts and the HIV/AIDS pandemic are forcing an increasing number of people to live in conditions of fragility, complicating the delivery of public and private services. Despite the obstacles posed, relief and development organizations as well as national governments have been able to increase their outreach to affected populations by developing new approaches and strategies. This case study documents the strategies used by microfinance institutions, non-governmental organizations and private businesses to deliver financial and non-financial goods and services to populations affected by the Maoist insurgency in Nepal.