This baseline study aims to identify the status of policies and implementation strategies of social protection in Nepal. The study is commissioned by Social Protection Civil Society Network Nepal (SPCSN) through the Promoting Social Protection Floor: Coverage for People (PROSOP) project. This is part of the EU/INTPA Public Finance Management and Social Protection Floors project, which is Enhancing Social Protection Systems: Towards Investments for Results in Nepal, implemented by ILO and UNICEF Nepal, with WSM facilitating the involvement of civil society and trade unions on behalf of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF). This project aims to support the Government of Nepal (GoN) in improving social protection policies, financing strategies, coordination mechanism as well as implementation and monitoring systems to increase coverage to the excluded, including people living with disabilities, informal sector workers and people faced with disaster risks. The study was conducted in two sample Palika namely Helambu Rural Municipality in Bagmati Province, and Kalaiya Sub-Metropolitan City in Province 2. The whole study was carried out by an expert team of Purple Group Pvt. Ltd.