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  • Energy To Move Rural Nepal Out Of Poverty : The Rural Energy Development Programme Model In NepalMar 8, 2012Energy To Move Rural Nepal Out Of Poverty : The Rural Energy Development Programme Model In NepalThis report presents 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, comprise a review of good practices and lessons learned in energy service delivery to the poor. The study was commissioned and facilitated by UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre. This study identifies key characteristics that have helped poor households and communities gain access to modern energy services, and to derive valuable lessons for future energy access activities.

  • Turning Tradition To New Ends : Improving Water Mills In NepalMar 8, 2012Turning Tradition To New Ends : Improving Water Mills In NepalThis case study documents the experience of the Improved Water Mill programme in Nepal. The Improved Water Mill (IWM) programme promotes a simple and versatile technology that uses water resources to produce 3-4 kW of mechanical and electrical power. IWM improves upon the traditional water mill by replacing its parts with more efficient ones, thereby increasing agro-processing efficiency and adapting the mill to other end uses, including electricity generation. By promoting a variety of end use options, the IWM programme has a positive impact on rural households by promoting micro-enterprises, generating incomes and employment opportunities, reducing drudgery for women and allowing more free time for engaging in other activities. The programme also sets up and strengthens watermill owners’ associations, which promise to be the main vehicles for future IWM technology dissemination.

  • Making Energy Markets Work For The Poor : Large-Scale Dissemination Of Biogas Plants In NepalMar 8, 2012Making Energy Markets Work For The Poor : Large-Scale Dissemination Of Biogas Plants In NepalThis 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 energy service delivery to the poor. Commissioned and facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (UNDP APRC), this case study identifies key characteristics that have helped poor households and communities gain access to modern energy services, and to derive valuable lessons for future energy access activities. This case study is the product of an intensive collaborative process.

  • Apr 25, 2016Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development

  • Energy To Move Rural Nepal Out Of Poverty : The Rural Energy Development Programme Model In NepalMar 8, 2012Energy To Move Rural Nepal Out Of Poverty : The Rural Energy Development Programme Model In NepalThis report presents 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, comprise a review of good practices and lessons learned in energy service delivery to the poor. The study was commissioned and facilitated by UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre. This study identifies key characteristics that have helped poor households and communities gain access to modern energy services, and to derive valuable lessons for future energy access activities.

  • Making Energy Markets Work For The Poor : Large-Scale Dissemination Of Biogas Plants In NepalMar 8, 2012Making Energy Markets Work For The Poor : Large-Scale Dissemination Of Biogas Plants In NepalThis 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 energy service delivery to the poor. Commissioned and facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (UNDP APRC), this case study identifies key characteristics that have helped poor households and communities gain access to modern energy services, and to derive valuable lessons for future energy access activities. This case study is the product of an intensive collaborative process.

  • Turning Tradition To New Ends : Improving Water Mills In NepalMar 8, 2012Turning Tradition To New Ends : Improving Water Mills In NepalThis case study documents the experience of the Improved Water Mill programme in Nepal. The Improved Water Mill (IWM) programme promotes a simple and versatile technology that uses water resources to produce 3-4 kW of mechanical and electrical power. IWM improves upon the traditional water mill by replacing its parts with more efficient ones, thereby increasing agro-processing efficiency and adapting the mill to other end uses, including electricity generation. By promoting a variety of end use options, the IWM programme has a positive impact on rural households by promoting micro-enterprises, generating incomes and employment opportunities, reducing drudgery for women and allowing more free time for engaging in other activities. The programme also sets up and strengthens watermill owners’ associations, which promise to be the main vehicles for future IWM technology dissemination.

  • Enhancing Access to Financial Services Annual Review ReportMar 8, 2012Enhancing Access to Financial Services Annual Review Report

  • Impact Assesment of Micro-Enterprise Development ProgrammeMar 8, 2012Impact Assesment of Micro-Enterprise Development Programme

  • Human Stories from the FieldMar 8, 2012Human Stories from the Field

OUR WORK - POVERTY REDUCTION

UNDP in Nepal promotes inclusive growth and sustainable livelihoods through the ongoing Micro-enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP), Livelihood Recovery for Peace (LRP) and Enhancing Access to Financial Services projects (EAFS). These projects have helped to bring about improved policies and institutional frameworks for inclusive growth whilst directly benefitting tens of thousands of community people through skill training, short term employment, improved local infrastructure and improved access to financial services.

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