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

With improved drought resistant crop varieties, farmers in Nepal have been able to double the yields, despite sporadic rains. Photo: Kamal Raj Sigdel/UNDP Nepal

Preparing for Change

When the rains failed him for the second year in a row, Jiwan Mahato blamed the rain god. A subsistence farmer from Madi, in the southmore 

A beneficiary of Ripini Irrigation System restored by UNDP's Community Infrastructure and Livelihood Recovery Programme (LRP) weeding her paddy field in Sindhupalchowk district.

Restoring livelihood at the heart of epicenter

Life already on the edge due to high poverty and lack of basic services, the 2015 earthquake was a hammer blow to most people in Sindhupalchowkmore 

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