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 25 April earthquake in central Nepal and subsequent aftershocks including 6.8 on 12 May left around 9,000 people dead and more than 22,000 injured. The earthquakes have further destroyed houses, small businesses and common market facilities. Significant damage to enterprises, markets and livelihoods has occurred - up to 90% in the most affected areas, with significant loss of livelihood assets and infrastructure. The earthquake has threatened almost all livelihoods including small farms, agro products, artisanal products and jobs from local tourism services.
The Developing Capacities for Effective Aid Management and Coordination project helps localise the Paris Principles to make official development assistance produce more results. It will assist the Government to implement the recommendations of the 2007 and 2010 surveys and help establish the mechanisms for involving all main stakeholders in more effectively managing aid.
Following the successful completion of the second Constituent Assembly Elections in November 2013, building on the accomplished peace milestones, like the integration of the former combatants and clearing known minefields, as Nepal moves ahead to consolidate peace and development gains, the task of violence prevention and strengthening community security in a selection of districts, identified as “hotspots” demands due attention.