Rural Development Centre (RDC) Nepal

Doti | Province 7

Rural Development Centre (RDC) Nepal

History and Key Successes of the Organisation

A Brief History of the Organisation

Rural Development Centre is a non-profit making and non-Government locally based organisation. The central office of this organisation is located in Daud and a contact office has been established at Silgadhi, Doti after the partnership with UMN began.
A group of young people started a movement against the Chhaupadi system. This is a superstitious belief that women are impure during their menstruation period. Later this group founded a formal organisation and expanded their activities to include health and sanitation, the environment and informal education.

   Key Successes and Achievements of the Organisation:
  • It has made significant progress in organisational management and marketing;
  • It is known as a livelihoods focused organisation within the District;
  • It has maintained transparency and accountability with its stakeholders through social audits, hall audits, internal audits, sharing of information and reports;
  • Two thousand five hundred people have been organised into eleven cooperatives and one hundred and five community groups;
  • It has served the poor and marginalised people of 32 VDCs promoting education, health and sanitation, livelihoods, disaster management in collaboration with eight supporting partners. It developed a local disaster response management plan in four VDCs and six schools. Support was given to manage twelve multi use water systems.

Organisational Strategic Information

DAO Reg. No.  178/2001
SWC Affiliation No.  12724/2001
PAN No.  301509149

To see a prosperous and equitable society.


To promote rights based approaches, the mobilisation of local resources and livelihoods programmes.


Livelihoods improvement for poor and marginalised communities.

  • To improve livelihoods and the health of community people;
  • To strengthen the capacity of duty bearers and empower the community to know and advocate for their rights;
  • To reduce vulnerabilities and build resilience to the impact of climate change;
  • To support the community to increase their access to education.
Core Values

Participation; equality; creativity; local resource mobilisation and transparency.

Geographic Areas Covered

Dipayal Silgadi Municipality and Sayal, Purbichauki and Adharsha Rural Municipalities.

Target Beneficiaries

Women; children; Dalits; young people and marginalised people.

Thematic Focus

Livelihood and Disaster Response; Climate change; Education and Health.

Networks and Affiliations

Member and Staff Diversity

Current Partnership/Donors (maximum of three)

Phased Out Projects (maximum of three)

Organisational Growth

Contact Details

Silagadi, Doti

Dal Bahadur Deuwa, Chairperson

Tej Dumrel, Programme Co-ordinator
Dharma Bdr. Bogati, Admin and Finance Assistance

Last Updated: September 2019

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