This report covers the progress of the programme in Nepal over the first year and a half of the four-year programme. For a programme aimed at influencing national policy, it is critical to understand the political economy context of Nepal.
A brief note on this context is presented in Section 2. It is also important to acknowledge at the outset that the IDS programme is based on primary research that ActionAid International Nepal conducted as part of the Making Care Visible project initiated by ActionAid International.
This report draws in Section 3 on the findings of this research, which included community mobilisation through time diary collection by women belonging to REFLECT circles, to discuss the nature of unpaid care work in Nepal. This section also presents the results of research on mapping relevant policies, specifically social protection, in Nepal, aimed at identifying the gaps and opportunities that confronted AAI Nepal in trying to make unpaid care visible