As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
This Digital Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) on the impacts of COVID-19 in Gandaki province, Nepal, was conducted jointly by the UNDP Nepal’s Accelerator Lab, UNDP SURGE Data Hub, Country Support Management Team, and UNDP Crisis Bureau at the request of and in collaboration with the Policy and Planning Commission (PPC) of Gandaki Province.
Removing fossil fuel subsidies is key to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change. However, if poorly planned, fossil fuel subsidy reform can lead to price increases that could impact the poorest and trigger social unrest. Beyond being environmentally impactful, such reforms must be socially and economically fair to be accepted by citizens. UNDP's research highlights the key factors for such reforms to be successful.
This MPI Report 2021 is based on the Nepal Mul- tiple Indicator Cluster Survey Report (NMICS) 2019. The MPI covers a subset of priorities ar- ticulated in the current 15th Plan, Sustainable Development Goals: Status and Roadmap 2016- 2030 Report and Constitution of Nepal 2015.