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  • Reversal of fortune: From child soldier to entrepreneur Feb 15, 2017

    Although being a minor disqualified her from taking up the options available to other Maoist fighters following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, Bindu’s return to a normal life and livelihood was paved with help from UNDP

  • A stitch in time: How entrepreneurship offered hope to a struggling single mother Feb 6, 2017

    At one point finding it difficult to make ends meet, Dhan Maya Rana was able to climb out of the rut and provide for herself and her son through a tailoring shop she started with the support of UNDP’s MEDEP

  • A step towards better disaster governance: Report on lessons learned from the 2015 earthquake Feb 4, 2017

    A new report from the Ministry of Home Affairs—prepared with technical support courtesy of UNDP—provides insight on how overall governance, institutional mechanisms, resource mobilization, capacities, coordination, participation and preparedness for DRR/M can be improved

  • CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Participation of Civil Society Representative to the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Feb 3, 2017

    UN Country Team to support participation of Nepali civil society in the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, being organized at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13-24 March 2017

  • Wheels in motion: Construction counseling and drawing services for earthquake-affected households in Melamchi Jan 30, 2017

    UNDP’s CDRMP—with support from the Japanese government and in collaboration with the Institute of Engineering—has offered free construction counseling and drawing-preparation services to earthquake-affected households in Melamchi to help them build back better

  • UNDP Development Reporting Fellowship 2017: Call for applications Jan 20, 2017

    UNDP Nepal is calling for applications for its Development Reporting Fellowship from journalists writing on or are interested to write on emerging development issues in Nepal’s context. The fellowship aims to promote in-depth reporting on topics of pressing concern, particularly those that relate to Nepal’s development discourse

  • Food for thought: Selling street food opens Mohan Chaudhary's eyes to in-country opportunities Jan 18, 2017

    Having set up a successful street-food business with help from UNDP’s MEDEP, Mohan Chaudhary—who once thought foreign employment held the answer to his financial problems—has had his eyes opened to the myriad opportunities available to potential entrepreneurs within the country itself

  • Spreading the word on the SDGs Jan 18, 2017

    Refusing to be daunted by her hearing impairment, Anju Gurung—back from attending the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange in Manila as part of a youth action component of UNDP’s ESP—is keen to mobilize young people, including those with disabilities, to proactively contribute to achieving the SDGs

  • A different tune: Unexpected successes in flute-making Jan 16, 2017

    Some 10 years ago, Lalo Devi might have never imagined she’d be running a successful flute-making business, but thanks to support from UNDP’s MEDEP, the Dalit woman from Saptari has forged a path out of poverty

  • Back from the brink Jan 13, 2017

    A woman from a family battling food insecurity engineers a remarkable reversal of fortune with help from UNDP’s MEDEP

  • Thread by thread: Building up a Dhaka business from scratch Jan 11, 2017

    Mina Basel was able to build a business from scratch and subsequently pull herself out of poverty with the skills and other assistance she acquired from UNDP’s MEDEP, including a much-needed hand in recovering her livelihood after the earthquake

  • A mile in Maiya's shoes Jan 10, 2017

    A shoe-making enterprise started with training and support from UNDP’s MEDEP has not just enabled a mother of two to help pull her family back on its feet after the earthquake, but also altered the dynamics within their home—for the better

  • Engaging with whips to strengthen their role Dec 25, 2016

    PSP/UNDP continued its high-level engagement with Nepal’s parliament leadership so as to sensitize them regarding their roles and responsibilities through a workshop with international expert on parliaments Kevin Deveaux

  • Show of commitment to the SDGs Dec 20, 2016

    The formation of an MPs’ SDG group was one of the highlights of the Mock Youth Parliament conducted in Baglung by PSP/UNDP and AYON

  • New dawn Dec 15, 2016

    Lucrative returns from cardamom-farming boosts aspirations of locals in Gairimudi, Dolakha

  • The future of development cooperation: Engaging with the private sector Dec 12, 2016

    The “Role of the Private Sector in the Era of Sustainable Development” conference on 12 December discussed the country’s prospects in achieving in the SDGs and how enterprises and corporations might potentially expedite the process

  • Achieving SDGs relies on strong anti-corruption measures Dec 10, 2016

    International development partners, the United Nations Development Programme, the judiciary and the academia in Nepal have called for stronger efforts from all quarters to prevent and fight corruption, which poses a serious threat to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Solidarity with 16 Days campaign at Mock Youth Parliament Dec 7, 2016

    Young people from the Madhes expressed their desire to put an end to existing malpractices related to GBV at the Mock Youth Parliament in Janakpur organized by AYON and PSP/UNDP

  • From one to many Dec 6, 2016

    Women have a critical role to play in promoting safer construction practices in their communities

  • Expert review of Cooperatives Bill Dec 4, 2016

    Independent experts made available by PSP/UNDP as part of its technical support to the Finance Committee of the Legislature-Parliament have offered their insights and a valuable list of recommendations following their review of the Cooperatives Bill