Research & Publications

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Human Development Report 2013

The 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.   The Reportmore

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Human Stories from the Field

This publication presents some interesting success stories from two years of implementation of the Livelihood Recovery for Peace (LRP) project. Despite the challenging context of Central Tarai, LRP has managed to bring peace and livelihood opportunities to the vulnerable, excluded and economicallymore

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Impact Assesment of Micro-Enterprise Development Programme

Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) has conducted this ‘Impact Assessment’ to measure the impact of Micro-Enterprise Development for Poverty Alleviation (MED-PA) on targeted beneficiaries, and to consolidate learning and experiences regarding the transfer of knowledge and sustainabilitymore

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Lessons Learned: Nepal's Experience Implementing Sustainable Rural Tourism Development Model of Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Programm

The Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Programme (TRPAP) aims to improve the livelihood of people by harnessing their participation in tourism development activities. TRPAP is active in six districts of Nepal, namely Taplejung (Kangchenjunga), Solukhumbu (Everest), Rasuwa (Langtang), Chitwan,more

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Local Self-Governance Act 1999, MoLJ/HMG

The Act is expedient to: Make provisions conducive to the enjoyment of the fruits of democracy through the utmost participation of the sovereign people in the process of governance by way of decentralization, Institutionalize the process of development by enhancing the participation of all themore

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MDG Progress Report 2013

Nepal 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 povertymore

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MEDEP Mid Term Review 2006

MEDEP Phase II significantly refined its definition of MEDEP beneficiaries, stressing that the programme should go beyond merely serving the poor, targeting a significant percentage of its beneficiaries as “ultra poor”, and socially excluded. A minimum of 30% of MEDEP beneficiaries should bemore

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Making Energy Markets Work For The Poor : Large-Scale Dissemination Of Biogas Plants In Nepal

This publication is one of 17 case studies which, together with a report titled ‘Towards an ‘Energy Plus’ approach for the poor: A review of good practices and lessons learned from Asia and the Pacific’ and an Action Agenda Note, comprises a review of good practices and lessons learned in energymore

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Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) Needs Assessment for Nepal 2010

This report presents the results of the MDG Needs Assessment and Costing Exercise for Nepal conducted under the guidance and initiatives of the National Planning Commission (NPC) with technical support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It presents in detail the nationalmore

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Nepal Country Report

In this report, the impacts of disasters on the dynamics of poverty have been analyzed quantitatively, while the susceptibility of existing vulnerabilities to disasters has been considered qualitatively, because of lack of relevant research based data.   The report is structured into eightmore