The Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project-Additional Finance (DRILP-AF) is continuation of DRILP which is being implemented in 18 very poor and remote hill and mountain districts (Taplegunj, Solukhumbu, Okhaldhunga, Ramechap, Lamjung, Gorkha, Myagdi, Baglung, Dolpa, Humla, Jajarkot, Jumla, Kalikot, Mugu, Baitadi, Bajhang, Bajura and Darchula). The Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agriculture Roads (DoLIDAR) is the project Executing Agency (EA), responsible for overall project coordination, management and implementation. Its function is to provide national direction in rural infrastructure sub-sector.
The DRILP-AF project will improve community infrastructure in the 18 districts. The project will support BGs to implement a saving scheme among its member to improve their living conditions or to invest in productive assets. An income uplifting micro-plan for each subproject will be prepared to mobilize savings from the employment for the use of new set of skills acquired from skills training and the enhanced capacity of beneficiaries. The project will organize training that can contribute to a level 1 certification by the Nepal Skills Testing Board (NSTB). The project will provide livelihood related skills training to 3000 beneficiaries from the project impact zones.