Research & Publications

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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

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Nepal Disaster Report 2009 : The Hazardscape and Vulnerability

Nepal Disaster Report: The hazardscape and vulnerabilities is an indication of Nepal’s resolve to tackle the challenges posed by natural disasters. For a country facing the difficulties of socioeconomic development, efforts to address the risks of disasters are necessary because disasters underminemore

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Nepal Human Development Report 2014

Nepal is presently making efforts to move out of an extended political transi- tion and has resolved to accelerate its graduation from a least developed to a developing country by 2022. The importance of inclusive growth and human development to sustain peace, achieved after a long conflict, hasmore

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Nepal: Readings in Human Development

Human development must be at the centre of all development efforts to enhance the capabilities of people to expand choices and live in dignity. UNDP has successfully advocated for human development since 1990 through the annual human development reports. Since then, national human developmentmore

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Power, Voice and Rights : A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed remarkable economic progress and rapid development in recent decades, yet gender inequality remains entrenched even through this era of change. The region lags behind on gender parity on multiple counts, despite progress on several other dimensions. Whilemore

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REDP Terminal Review 2007

The Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP) is a joint initiative of the Government of Nepal (GoN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank (WB), operational in more than 300 remote rural communities in 25 hilly districts of Nepal. The programme provides support atmore

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Report for UNDP Nepal of the Outcome Evaluation Mission on Gender - 2004

This evaluation assesses Nepal’s efforts to develop gender responsive national and local level policies and plans over the period 1999 to 2003, and to assess UNDP’s contribution to this outcome, in tandem with other actors in the development sector and in civil society. It identifies strengths inmore

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Report on Assessment of Village Development Committee Governance and the Use of the Block Grants

Since 1995, Nepal’s village-level local government bodies (village development committees — VDCs) have received annual block grants from the central Government for spending on improving local infrastructure and services. In fiscal year 2008/09 these grants were increased to a minimum of 1.5 millionmore

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Report on gender mapping in the field of elections

The Election Commission Nepal (ECN), with support of the UNDP Electoral Support Project and IFES, has undertaken a ‘gender mapping in the field of elections’, the methodology for which involved review of documents, interviews with ECN staff and focus group discussions. The objective of this mappingmore

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Resident Co-ordinator's Annual Report 2011

This report presents the major developments of the country and major activities and accomplishments of the UN Country Team in Nepal. It also presents the highlights the progress in UN reform, the highlights on progress towards UNDAF outcomes, key aspects of the proposed 2012 work-plan andmore