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  • A Decade of Peace
    Feb 16, 2017

    The United Nations and its many agencies played a critical role in supporting the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and preserving peace. UNDP as the custodian of UN Resident Coordinator system in the country, played an instrumental role in convening UN support, while also taking up important aspects of the CPA in its own programmes. This brochure examines the key areas that the UNDP has been providing assistance in over the last 10 years since the signing of the CPA.

  • Seismic Retrofitting Guidelines of Buildings in Nepal: Compilation of Adobe, Masonry and RCC
    Feb 9, 2017

    Given that Nepal lies in a seismically-vulnerable area, it is imperative that buildings are designed with seismic resilience in mind. However, many existing structures in the country have not been built to meet this criteria, violating even basic building codes. This compilation of three guidelines—related to adobe, masonry and reinforced cement concrete (RCC)—is based on Nepal’s own experiences with retrofitting and practices related to the same in other countries, and hopes to prove of use to professionals and authorities in Nepal in the task of performing seismic evaluations and retrofit designs.

  • Lessons and Learning from 2015 Earthquake Response
    Feb 3, 2017

    This report, prepared by the Ministry of Home Affairs with technical support from UNDP, is a comprehensive analysis of various dimensions of the 2015 earthquake. It examines how overall governance, institutional mechanisms, resource mobilization, capacities, coordination, participation and preparedness for disaster risk reduction/management (DRR/M) can be improved, thereby laying the foundations for a safer and resilient Nepal for the next decade and a half.

  • After-Action Review of the Nepal Earthquake Response: Final Report
    Jan 30, 2017

    In the immediate aftermath of the 2015 earthquake, UNDP at the corporate level had just revised its Crisis Response Strategy, a concrete expression of UNDP’s commitment to step up its capacity to be prepared to respond to a crisis in a substantive way. The earthquake thus comprised the very first and very real testing ground for the strategy. In line with corporate procedures corresponding to a crisis of this magnitude, UNDP then decided to undertake an after-action review (AAR). This AAR therefore examines the performance of UNDP with respect to its response to the earthquakes in Nepal in first six months, and highlighst lessons learned that would help strengthen functioning, performance and efficiency of UNDP’s disaster response in future.

  • Functional Analysis and Assignment of Government: Consolidated Report
    Jan 23, 2017

    One of the key objectives of the Project to Prepare the Public Administration for State Reforms (PREPARE)—executed by the Ministry of General Administration in cooperation with UNDP—has been to support Nepal’s shift to an inclusive federal structure. This study offers a strategy for a more accountable assignment of public functions across different tiers of public administration in line with the new constitution.

  • Volunteer Engagement in the 2015 Nepal Earthquake
    Jan 19, 2017

    In the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake, UN Volunteers were rapidly mobilized from different parts of Nepal to provide vital aid. Volunteer action in response to disasters is one of the strongest expressions of the human desire to attend to the needs of others. National UNVs motivated by their longing to help others and contribute to their community were on the front line, supporting government-led interventions alongside approximately 300 organizations.

  • SDGs Booklets in Nepali and English
    Dec 19, 2016

    UN System in Nepal has published two easy-to-read SDG booklets in both Nepali and English and they are now available for download.

  • UNDP Strategy for Earthquake Recovery Assistance
    Dec 6, 2016

    In the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes of 2015, UNDP has been extending its support to the Government of Nepal to coordinate, plan and manage the recovery and reconstruction processes. In addition to the immediate emergency assistance provided within the first six months, UNDP is further assisting the Government through a comprehensive recovery programme spanning four years. This report presents the UNDP’s strategy with regards to earthquake recovery assistance in Nepal, and the effort therein to systematically address underlying vulnerabilities in order to help the country to return to sustainable development pathways and build back better.

  • Vulnerability and Impacts Assessment for Adaptation Planning in Panchase Mountain Ecological Region, Nepal
    Dec 5, 2016

    The Panchase Mountain Ecological Region (PMER) is a unique and rich ecosystem located in Nepal’s Mid Hill region and comprises the 17 Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Kaski, Parbat and Syangja districts. The PMER is part of the country’s Western Region (WR). This report is a presentation of the tools and methods of a vulnerability and impacts assessment (VIA) of both climatic and non-climatic changes on ecosystem services and community livelihoods in the PMER. The assessment was conducted to develop the information and knowledge needed for human-centered adaptation strategies in order to develop a sustainable ecosystem management plan for the PMER and its surrounding areas.

  • UNDP support to Nepal’s 2015 Constitution
    Sep 22, 2016

    On 19 September, Nepal marked one year since the promulgation of its Constitution. In the years leading up to the landmark milestone, UNDP has been a steadfast partner to Nepal and has offered support to stakeholders and the public toward this achievement. For more information about UNDP support to Constitution of Nepal, click here.