The report highlights several key points related to the impact of COVID-19 on Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Nepal. The majority of CSOs experienced a decrease in their capacity to deliver programs and services, particularly those with advocacy-focused initiatives. New CSO registrations also saw a significant decline. Funding availability for regular programs and COVID-19 response was limited. Satisfaction with government efforts varied: CSOs were less content with federal and provincial responses but relatively more satisfied with local government efforts. Urban-based CSOs felt greater freedom of expression compared to rural counterparts. The report provides valuable data, analyses, and explanations, making it a useful resource for CSOs and their leaders for program design, reference, advocacy, and COVID-19 responses in Nepal.
NGO Federation of Nepal