• Policy Brief- Civil Society collaboration in measuring impact of adaptation investments
    Jun 30, 2019

    Nepal’s experience in collaborative research has led to a better understanding of how government systems and processes combined with the potential of CSOs for evaluating the effectiveness of climate investments can help planners in taking necessary steps to improve the focus. This is a brief synopsis of the collaborative research initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development and presents some policy recommendations to support for effective climate spending to help achieve SDGs.

  • National Policy and Strategic Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management 2018-2030
    Feb 17, 2019

    With repeated natural calamities and earthquakes, Nepal is considered highly vulnerable to disasters. To minimize these risks and tackle the inevitable catastrophes, Nepal government has developed various policies, laws and institutions. The aim of the Disaster Reduction National Policy drafted by the Ministry of Home Affairs is to contribute in national disaster safety contributing to sustainable development.

  • Climate change risk and vulnerability assessment in agro ecological zones of Nepal
    Jan 27, 2019

    This assessment is part of Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme and NAP-Ag Programme. Government of Nepal Ministry of Finance, UNDP and FAO initiated this climate vulnerability and disaster risk assessment of agro- ecological zones and appraising the cost of adaptation solutions to address climate risks.

  • Handbook _brick with cement mortar construction technology
    Jan 26, 2019

    This handbook has been prepared to support the skilled masons working to construct the earthquake resilient rural building under the Gorkha housing construction project.

  • Renewable Energy in Federal Context
    Jan 16, 2019

    This document has been prepared to clarify the roles and responsibilities of local government in the federal context as they have major role in preparation of policy, plans, monitoring & management of renewable energy related projects. This document is based on the assessment conducted by Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood in consultation with Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) and other stakeholders which recommend a roadmap for AEPC for short, medium and long-term planning to continue increasing access to energy for citizen.

  • Disaster Risk Reduction Policy 2018
    Nov 17, 2018

    With repeated natural calamities and earthquakes, Nepal is considered highly vulnerable to disasters. To minimize these risks and tackle the inevitable catastrophes, Nepal government has developed various policies, laws and institutions. The aim of the Disaster Reduction National Policy drafted by the Ministry of Home Affairs is to contribute in national disaster safety contributing to sustainable development.

  • Policy brief: SDG localization through integration of climate change in agricultural planning and budgeting at the national and sub-national levels
    Oct 2, 2018

    This policy brief examines impacts of climate change on agriculture productivity and opportunities to improve agriculture sector planning and budgeting in Nepal

  • Nepal Disaster Report 2017- The Road to Sendai
    Sep 27, 2018

    More than 80 percent of the total population of Nepal is at high risk from natural hazards like floods, landslides, earthquakes and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF). The main purpose of the NDR 2017 is to highlight Nepal’s experiences in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) over the period of 2015 and 2016. The report documents key leanings and challenges in dealing with disaster management and identifying future priority actions for effective disaster response, risk reductions and recovery.

  • Innovative approach to assess and reduce vulnerability of Nepal's housing stock
    Aug 27, 2018

    This article showcases the prototype of building a model to help identifying vulnerable buildings in the case of moderate intensity earthquake. With support from UNDP Asia Pacific Regional iData Initiative, the algorithm was built by UNDP Nepal by utilizing the massive dataset collected through a large-scale building survey that was conducted after the 2015 Gorkha earthquakes in Nepal

  • Children's books on environment
    Aug 10, 2018

    This series of five children's books was produced by the Children’s Literature and Research Center with the support of the Government of Nepal and UNDP's Community-Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project

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