Articles
  • The Challenges Faced by LGBTI members Following the earthquake in Nepal May 7, 2015While the quake devastated communities across the country it has had an especially profound impact on marginalized communities such as the LGBTI. The UN Development Programme and partners have been working to ensure equal rights for LGBTI. Those programs have had some impact, but finding acceptance in Nepal’s relatively conservative society is still a challenge, and in the aftermath of the quake those challenges have been accentuated.

  • Courage and Hope in the Villages of NepalMay 3, 2015n the hours following the Nepal earthquake, Bharat Man Shrestha had little time to focus on his own fears. His parents in the village of Chautara, three hours from Kathmandu, were on the phone begging him to come home. Most of the houses in the village, including his parent’s home, had collapsed. One of his aunts was dead.

  • Nepal's 'emergency centres' pay off for real time updates, coordinationApr 29, 2015In the chaos of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, whose epicenter was in the rural Gorkha district, small Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) are believed to have played a pivotal role in responding to the disaster.

  • Minister for Finance & Industry lauds micro-entrepreneurs’ crop diversificationJan 10, 2014Nepal’s Minister for Finance and Industry Honorable Shankar Koirala lauded Nepali micro-entrepreneurs for their success in crop diversification and for contributing to the Government’s efforts to reduce trade deficit. The Minister made the comments on 8 January in Kakani, Nuwakot while on a visit to strawberry farms that have received support from Micro Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP).

  • Nepal bags Expo Leadership AwardNov 1, 2013The UNDP-UNEP supported programme "Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review" was hailed for its exemplary work

  • Nepal’s roadmap on statistical development likely by November endOct 24, 2013A roadmap to formulate the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) is likely to be prepared by the end of November this year. The roadmap will envision a detailed sketch as to how the NSDS has to be developed in the country which is yet to prioritise a better data and statistical system.

  • Kailali journalists engage in self diagnosis on their crisis roleJul 4, 2013For the first time since the adversarial events of May 2012 that saw Kailali district shutdown for over a month, key media leaders from Kailali were brought together to reflect on the role media played during the crisis.

  • Call for a rigorous data system to promote evidence-based developmentJul 2, 2013Experts and government officials have demanded an effective strategy to develop data system to support evidence-based policy-making and development in Nepal.

  • Artists explore the meaning of federalism in their own waysJun 28, 2013Twenty-six year old Saran Tandukar of Kathmandu University Center for Art and Design acknowledges that he has very limited knowledge about politics but feels that every citizen should be politically aware of the happenings in their country.

  • A “big leap” towards aid transparency in NepalJun 24, 2013Nepal’s Ministry of Finance launched, on Friday, a public portal on disbursement of foreign aid, hailed by officials and development partners alike as a “big leap” towards aid transparency. The portal portal.mof.gov.np is a part of Aid Management platform supported by UNDP and other development partners. It will give public an unprecedented access to detailed information on aid disbursement in Nepal by donor, sector and geographic location.