Nepal has a pervasive, patriarchal social structures and a deep-rooted ethnic caste system woven into the fabric of an otherwise rich, diverse cultural heritage, restricting progress in all major development sectors. REED projects regularly undergo rigorous GESI analysis and compliance evaluation. Additionally, all performance management plans include GESI action plans, GESI-sensitive indicators, and GESI-disaggregated data. To promote meaningful leadership opportunities and increased participation, REED projects integrate gender equality in all governance processes, mentor women trainers and teachers so they can better contribute to society and promote women’s participation in community organizations and management structures.