Research & Publications

  • Achieving Development Results in Asia and The PacificAchieving Development Results in Asia and The PacificMay 29, 2015This UNDP Nepal Annual Report 2011 highlights some of the organisation’s significant results across five Programme areas: Peace building, Recovery and Reintegration; Transitional Democratic Governance; Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihoods; Energy, Environment and Disaster Management; and HIV/AIDS. UNDP’s focus through these five areas is to provide support to empower the poor and marginalized and to contribute to policy making processes.

  • MDGs Acceleration Framework : Improving Access to SanitationMDGs Acceleration Framework : Improving Access to SanitationApr 17, 2015Nepal MDGs Progress Report 2013 points out, the Government of Nepal’s commitment to achieving the MDGs, coupled with required policy reforms has borne fruit. Nepal is on track and is likely to achieve most of its MDG targets, despite the prolonged political instability. The targets for poverty reduction, maternal mortality, and boys and girls enrollment in primary education are either achieved or likely to be achieved. Even in areas where Nepal is lagging behind, particularly in sanitation, it has already internalized an acceleration framework in the form of the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) to mobilize adequate resources to expedite progress by 2015. This Report provides the updated status of progress since 2010, identifies the unfinished agenda for the remaining time and a new agenda for beyond 2015.

  • Analytical Report on Media MonitoringAnalytical Report on Media MonitoringApr 3, 2015

  • development-advocate-nepal-december-2014-june-2015development-advocate-nepal-december-2014-june-2015Jan 22, 2015Today social protection has a central place in development agenda. It is no longer seen just as protection for the poor but also as a way to promote growth by transforming the poor into a productive force to boost national economies. Nepal adopted this idea earlier than many other countries in the region.

  • Nepal Human Development Report 2014May 15, 2014The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.

  • Development Advocate Nepal April 2014 - September 2014Development Advocate Nepal April 2014 - September 2014Apr 22, 2014Today social protection has a central place in development agenda. It is no longer seen just as protection for the poor but also as a way to promote growth by transforming the poor into a productive force to boost national economies. Nepal adopted this idea earlier than many other countries in the region.

  • Community Based Disaster Management Practices, 2006-2008Community Based Disaster Management Practices, 2006-2008Feb 25, 2010Realizing the gravity of the situation reflected by alarming mortality and economic loss statistics generated by disasters, UNDP piloted the Community Based Disaster Management Project.This Project commenced operation at the community level from April 2006. It encouraged and supported the local communities and people from 42 wards of Syangja, Tanahu, Chitwan, Makawanpur, Sarlahi and Sindhuli districts which were worst hit and constantly facing problems of flood, landslide and river cut each year with the onset of monsoon to start activities for minimizing the impact of these disasters.

  • UNDP Annual Report 2013UNDP Annual Report 2013Feb 17, 2014UNDP’s partnerships with government and development partners achieved considerable success in 2013. UNDP also started several new initiatives in 2013. We remain committed to supporting efforts to ensure that the benefits of growth reach the poorest and most marginalized people across the country—supporting the Government in its priorities.

  • MDG Progress Report 2013MDG Progress Report 2013Sep 10, 2013Nepal MDGs Progress Report 2013 points out, the Government of Nepal’s commitment to achieving the MDGs, coupled with required policy reforms has borne fruit. Nepal is on track and is likely to achieve most of its MDG targets, despite the prolonged political instability. The targets for poverty reduction, maternal mortality, and boys and girls enrollment in primary education are either achieved or likely to be achieved. Even in areas where Nepal is lagging behind, particularly in sanitation, it has already internalized an acceleration framework in the form of the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) to mobilize adequate resources to expedite progress by 2015. This Report provides the updated status of progress since 2010, identifies the unfinished agenda for the remaining time and a new agenda for beyond 2015.

  • UNDP Annual Report 2009UNDP Annual Report 2009Jul 16, 20102009 saw a substantial increase in UNDP’s activities with a 39% increase in expenditure from the previous year. Most of this increase is related to UNDP’s work in support of Nepal’s complex transition from conflict to peace — in particular to supporting the building of an inclusive constitution as well as to assisting the process of discharging minors and late recruits from Maoist army cantonments. The establishment of the Centre for Constitutional Dialogue in Kathmandu at the beginning of the year and the village outreach campaigns organized by the centre were especially significant, contributing to building awareness of thousands of Nepalis about key constitutional issues that are now under debate.