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Helping expedite reconstruction in Gorkha

Free architectural drawing preparation camps and building permit studios set up in Gorkha by UNDP with funding from the Government of India are aiding quake-affected locals acquire building permits…  


Willed into reality

Samina Hussain’s long-standing political ambitions have finally borne fruit with her nomination to the House of Representatives in the recent elections  


Climate-smart agriculture for resilience in Dolakha

Training in climate-smart agricultural practices has helped struggling vegetable farmers in Dolakha produce better yields for profit  


Kholikhim Bazaar rests easier with flood-control structures installed with Swedish assistance

River-control and bio-engineering interventions in Dolakha's Kholikhim Bazaar have helped reduce flood risks in the area, much to the relief of locals  


Can't keep her down

Even when everything she built and owned was swept away in the 2017 floods, Tara Devi is determined to keep moving on, and credits the recovery package recently received from the Chinese government…  


Power to the people: Breakthrough in micro-hydro prospects

The recent interconnection of the 23kW Syaurebhumi micro-hydro plant to the national grid has raised hopes for the sustainability of small scale hydropower projects in Nepal and the speed of the…  


Breaking age-old barriers

Running a successful enterprise has not only given Muna Odh a lifeline out of poverty, but also hardened her resolve to help others from the Dalit community break free of the rigid hold of the caste…  


Weaves of change

A carpet-making enterprise started by 25 women in Darchula supported by UNDP has proven their ticket to improved livelihoods, strengthened confidence and the preservation of an age-old craft  


Hand-made happiness

Sushma Shrestha’s story exemplifies how micro-entrepreneurs promoted by UNDP’s MEDEP—especially women—have been able to strengthen and sustain their business prospects through linkages facilitated by…  


Preparing the ground: PREPARE's contributions

How comprehensive preparatory support to Nepal’s move to federalism is ensuring a smooth transition  

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