The Enhancing Access to Financial Services (EAFS) project is extending access to formal financial services for micro and small enterprises and low income households in line with the Government of Nepal's banking and microfinance sectors- the Nepal Rastra Bank with support from UNDP and UNCDF.
Since 2002 the Public-Private Partnerships for Urban Environment project has worked with the Ministry of Local Development, municipalities and the private sector (FNCCI and district and city chambers of commerce) under the PPPUE project to build an enabling policy environment and the human resources to implement public private partnerships.
The A2J project supports the Government of Nepal to carry out a comprehensive programme to strengthen justice system in order to support the peace process in the country. The project aims strategically addressing three critical areas: 1) Transitional Justice; 2) Gender Justice; 3) Access to Justice at the local level.
Since 2005, UNDP has played a key role in supporting the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Programme. It administers donor funding and is responsible for the overall management and implementation of the $22.6 million support programme.
Following the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Seven Party Alliance and CPN-Maoists on 21 November 2006, significant efforts have been made to rehabilitate former combatants of the “peoples’ war.” The CPA was followed by the Agreement on Monitoring of the Management of Arms and Armies (AMMAA), which outlined ways for monitoring arms and armed personnel.
The writing of a new Constitution through the Constituent Assembly (CA) was a central pillar of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), which ended the decade long conflict in 2006. Subsequent elections to the CA have produced a diverse and inclusive body. Accommodating diverse sets of aspirations requires knowledge and expertise. In this context, the Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (SPCBN) aims to bring international expertise to assist the CA secretariat and Assembly members assess and reach important decisions.
The People’s Movement II and subsequent signing of the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) brought about historic changes in Nepali society. It also ushered Nepal into a complex transition, and bringing to the fore many political challenges as well as social and identity tensions. Ensuring that this is a successful transition requires leaders to apply innovative approaches to complex problems and establish more collaborative relationship.