Purpose: The overall objective of the research was to evaluate the farmers' participation through documentation of project development and implementation procedure of Lipe Khola Baseri Irrigation Sub Project, Okhaldhunga District, Nepal. The study focuses on project management methodology and farmers' participation.
Design/Methodology/Approach: To meet the above objectives primary and secondary data were collected. Household survey, key informants interviews, and focused group discussion were carried out to collect the primary data in the study and secondary data were collected through project-related documents, reports, websites, publications, and journal articles. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were applied for the research work.
Findings/Result: The project management methodology of the Lipe Khola Baseri Irrigation Project had followed Community Managed Irrigated Agricultural Sector Project's (CMIASP) project management methodology. The project was need-based. Proper farmer participation was ensured in each procedure of the project management. Farmers had strongly participated in the formation of the Water User Association (WUA), detail survey, construction, and monitoring work. The implementation procedure involved WUA in the construction, monitoring, and supervision of the irrigation system. The project had gone through a time overrun. Quality construction was ensured during the construction of the project.
Originality/Value: This study helps policymakers and local level government to assure construction with compliance of standards. It makes it easier for policymakers to incorporate the development needs without compromising quality through regulatory provision.
Paper Type: Archival Research