• A Common Framework for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
    Apr 18, 2017

    This framework was developed by the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Working Group under the Social Cluster of the International Development Partner Group (IDPG) to help build a common understanding between Development Partners regarding gender equality and social inclusion. The Framework is aimed at improving coordination and harmonization between DPs, leading to more effective support to state and non-state actors in the implementation of the “inclusion” vision embedded in Nepal’s constitution, and in delivering positive development impacts in a highly diverse Nepali society.

  • Human Development Report 2016
    Mar 21, 2017

    The 2016 Human Development Report focuses on how human development can be ensured for everyone—now and in the future. It starts with an account of the achievements, challenges and hopes for human progress, envisioning where humanity wants to go. Its vision draws from and builds on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that the 193 member states of the United Nations endorsed last year and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that the world has committed to achieve.

  • UNDP Nepal Annual Report 2016 - English and Nepali
    Mar 13, 2017

    2016 was a year of new beginnings in Nepal. After a tumultuous 2015 marked by two earthquakes in April and May, the country spent last year looking forward and setting the stage for significant changes. The National Reconstruction Authority was operationalized and rapidly scaled up the earthquake recovery; governance reforms took shape following the adoption of the new Constitution in September 2015; and the country laid the foundation for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Nepal and the Millennium Development Goals: Final Status Report 2000-2015
    Mar 13, 2017

    This final status report assesses the status of achievement of the eight MDGs based on the data available in 2015. This assessment is based on periodic reports and studies on MDG implementation over the past one and a half decade. Its overall finding is that, while most targets have been achieved, some were partially achieved and there are some unfinished agendas. This report suggests that these unfinished agendas should be addressed in the planning and implementation of the follow on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2016-2030). This report also articulates the major factors likely to affect the country’s future development agenda and the priorities for sustainable development. These factors include the fast rate of urbanization, accelerated labour migration, the remittance-dependent economy, the proliferation of information and communication technology and the high percentage of young people in the population. The following sections and Table A summarize the findings and recommendations on individual goals.

  • 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.