Overview

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 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 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

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Indra Man Tamang and his wife Kunti Mayana Tamang at their strawberry farm in Kakani, Nuwakot. Photo: Chandra Shekhar Karki/UNDP Nepal

UNDP in Nepal has created several micro-enterpreneurs and enabled them to come out of poverty. Micro-enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) is one of UNDP's programmes working towards this.

Our Stories

  • Ramnagar Community Compost and Recycling Plant in Butwal. Photo: UNDP Nepal

    PPP makes a headway in solid waste management
    wate management facility

    The green (bio-degradable) waste proportion is almost 70% of the total waste generated in the densely populated cities of Nepal. Finding a space to dump themore

Projects and Initiatives

Micro Enterprise Development Programme (Phase IV)

The Micro enterprise Development Programme is creating employment and income opportunities for the rural poor by providing skill and business training and other support, mainly for women and poor and disadvantaged people to set up micro-enterprises; helping establish business support services and representative organisations for micro-entrepreneurs; and working with the government to improve the policy environment. more

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