Government replicates performace based grant systemJul 22, 2014April 2008; The Government of Nepal (GoN) has decided to replicate the performance based grant system in all 75 District Development Committees linking the results of the performance assessment with its own development grant.
Livelihoods for those affected by HIVMar 27, 2013December 2009; To help People Living With HIV (PLWH) to lead a normal life, the UNDP Nepal HIV Programme, together with UNDP's Micro Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP), the National Entrepreneurs Development Centre (NEDC) and Community Support Group, a rehabilitation centre in the Kaski district, conducted a workshop on how to run and improve a business.
'Investing in women and Girls' International Women's Day celebratedApr 2, 2013March 2008; Kesha Pariyar, a micro-entrepreneur and chairperson of National Micro-enterpreneurs Association takes pride in not only being able to earn her living and looking after the whole family but also being able to become a symbol of inspiration for other women in her community.
A Nepal district puts old records to new digital usesApr 2, 2013Old records used to lie in dusty corners in Kanchanpur, a district in far-west Nepal. Now they have become part of the digital revolution. Kanchanpur is one of the areas in this mountainous country most dedicated to using information technology to modernize public administration and promote local development.
A day in the lifeApr 7, 201414 October 2007; Rolpa, It is early in the morning in one of the seven major Maoist army cantonments in the western highlands of Rolpa. I am woken up by the army's fitness drill and the noise of instructors. I can hear the wind blowing strongly against my tent. The thick fog hides the beautiful green hills of Rolpa at 1,800 metres above sea level, at the Himalayan foothills
A novel rural project helps to break social barriersApr 2, 2013November 2005; As he sips tea with fellow villagers in a roadside tea stall, Thule Biswokarma wonders how times have changed. There were times when he had to stand outside the hop to get a glass of tea. As he puts the finished glass on the table, he also recalls how he had to wash the glass himself.
Access to energy improves lives, livelihoodsMay 19, 2014August 2009; The Sundevi User committee, comprising of 49 members in Suklaphanata Wildlife Reserve, Jhalari village of Kanchanpur district has been cultivating Camomile (Matricaria chamomilla)' a herbal plant to extract oil. The herbs are being distilled into valuable essential oils under the supervision of Biosys-Nepal Ltd to ensure that the oil quality meets the high standards needed for selling as organically grown oil in the European market.
All-Female Nepali Expedition completesApr 2, 2013May 2008; On 25 May, the tenth and final Nepali member of the First Inclusive Women's Sagarmatha Expedition (FIWSE) completed her summit bid, making FIWSE the most successful female expedition to conquer Sagarmatha (Mount Everest). This group unfurled the MDG 3 banner offered by the Danish Embassy at the summit in support of Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women.