Poverty Reduction

  • Strengthening Planning and Monitoring Capacity of NPC

    Strengthening National Planning and Monitoring Capacity (SNPMC) Project is a joint undertaking of the Government of Nepal (GoN), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and DFID. SNPMC supports the National Planning Commission and under its aegis the Central Bureau of Statistics to strengthen their capacity to promote pro-poor and evidence-based planning and monitoring and evaluation based on a) improved generation of data and b) analysis of evidence of development issues and trends in Nepal.

  • Micro Enterprise Development Programme (Phase IV)

    Eighty-three percent of Nepal's population lives in rural areas. The lack of income-earning opportunities in these areas is a central cause of the widespread poverty and worsening food security in the country. It also forces ever more Nepalis to leave home to seek work in Nepal's towns and cities, in India and further afield. The sustainable development of Nepal's villages depends on generating many new local jobs, especially for the rapidly growing number of young job seekers. The Government's Three-Year Interim Plan (2010-2013) aimed at providing entrepreneurship development training to more than 56,000 due to its importance in removing a major grievance that fuelled the conflict - the lack of job opportunities in rural areas.

  • Livelihoods Recovery for Peace Project

    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.

  • Support to Knowledge and Lifelong Learning Skills Programme

    Support to Knowledge and Lifelong Learning Skills Programme (SKILLS) under United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is closely working with Ministry of Education (MoE) and Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) in Nepal for reforming the TVET policy 2012 to make it more practical and timely as per the present demand. The collaboration among these concerned stakeholders is working to address the issue of skill requirements for maintaining international benchmark of skill standard and competency assessment.

Closed Projects

  • Enhancing Access to Financial Services

    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.

  • Public Private Partnership for Urban Environment

    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.

  • Rapid Enterprise and Livelihoods Recovery Project

    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.

  • Developing Capacities for Effective Aid Management and Coordination

    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.

  • Armed Violence Reduction and Strengthening Community Security

    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.