What We Do

UNDP has been supporting the Nepalese people in their struggle against poverty since it opened an in-country office in 1963. Much of this support has gone to building up the capacity of government agencies, civil society and community groups to fight poverty, and to bringing these groups and Nepal's donors together to design and implement successful poverty alleviation projects.

Our Goals

Currently the overarching priority of our work in Nepal is to help the Government and its people build a lasting peace and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We work in the areas of governance; inclusive growth and sustainable livelihood; peace building and recovery; energy, environment and natural disaster management; and HIV.Read more

Our Stories

Government investment in climate change is paying off in Nepal: Support to adaptation leads to increased income for farmers

The investment made by the Government of Nepal to help Nepalese farmers adapt to climate change is having positive impact on the income level of the farmers, new study reports by the Ministry of Agriculture Development, National Disaster Risk Reduction Center, Freedom Forum and UNDP reveal more 

Helping people help each other

As part of its efforts to help earthquake-affected communities in Nepal recover their livelihoods, UNDP’s Community Infrastructure and Livelihood Recovery Programme has been extending support to a number of cooperatives in hard-hit districts such as Nuwakot, in recognition of the role these entities play in affording members the opportunity to help each other rise out of povertymore 

Collective farming bringing communities together

In order make a difference and to implement a social cohesion campaign through inter-communal interaction and collaboration, SCDP is partnering with local actors to heal the psychologically divided communities in Sunsari more 

Five sisters in action!

A group of five sisters, from Munuwa village and others under the Melmilap Women Cooperative, are now actively involved in the promotion of social harmony through a forum where all can voice their opinions and continue conversationsmore 

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