“For them, with them.” Building Accountability Systems in Post-Earthquake Nepal

January 2016 | Sarah Cechvala

CDA collaborated with World Vision International Nepal and World Vision UK to produce this case study. This collaboration was made possible with funds from World Vision UK and UK Aid from the UK government; however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.

This case study is a result of a learning partnership between CDA, World Vision UK (WV UK), and World Vision International Nepal (WVIN). It documents WVIN’s experience integrating accountability and feedback systems into long-term development programs. World Vision and CDA collaboratively seek to document emerging lessons on feedback utilization in organizational decision-making, course correction, program review, and redesign.

This case study represents a snapshot of the experiences and viewpoints shared at the time of the field visit. Broad generalizations cannot be made from a single case study; it is meant to contribute to a larger learning process on feedback loops. This case study, and others, were written to allow for the identification of cross-cutting issues and themes across a range of situations.

The primary focus of this case is to document lessons learned during WVIN’s pilot of the Accountability Learning Initiatives (ALI). The ALI project is a WV UK-funded initiative, which provides funding to several country offices (Pakistan, Nepal, Somalia, and Ethiopia) to examine, enhance, and improve existing accountability practices in their development programming.


Suggested Citation: Cechvala, Sarah. “’For them, with them.’ Building Accountability Systems in Post-Earthquake Nepal.” CDA-World Vision International Nepal Feedback Loops Case Study. Cambridge, MA: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, January 2016.